How to Create and Teach Math Tasks
When creating tasks to support learning aligned with core mathematical standards, the planning is the big part of the task. Start by asking, "What's my mathematical objective?" Then in planning a math task, teachers identify and make available appropriate tools and resources for students to choose from:
Diana Suddreth, secondary math specialist for the Utah State Office of Education, explains how this approach can make a difference in the classroom: "Instead of a teacher proposing and expecting students to do it a certain way, they propose a math task that has multiple entry points so there's not necessarily one right way to do it."
- Determine how and when students will work independently
- Determine how and when students will work in groups
- Decide the format in which students will record and present their work
- Plan how the task may be approached in different ways by students at varying levels of understanding
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