Starting the Year
Tasks for Establishing a Classroom Community of Thinking, Reasoning, Problem Solving & Discourse
Frogs: A logic task from NRich Maths
Nim-Like Games: Logic games from NRich Maths.
Communication and Reasoning Resources
What’s Going On In this Graph? (NY Times)
Routines for Reasoning - Fostering Math Practices
Desmos Classroom Activities (plus their activity builder and graphing calculator)
Robert Kaplinsky’s “challenging problems worth solving” organized by high school course.
Secondary Number Talks by Sara Van Der Warf (After reading her ideas, check out all her links at the bottom of the blog post)
Number Talks by Fawn Nguyen
Secondary “Math Talks” (from “How We Teach”)
Book: Up for Debate - Chris Luzniak
Playing computer games creates a lot of data, which usually disappear when the game is over. But in Data Games, you learn to analyze data that are saved, learning math and data skills that help you win!
Rich Tasks and Data Sets:
(for virtual and in-person learning)
You Cubed Data Science Units - Jo Boaler
Task, data, and resources provided by TODOS at the 2019 CMC Conference.
This is a social justice lesson in which students investigate if there is bias in who the police/highway patrol pull-over.
Here are recent local data
Data sets related to science experiments (although having students do the experiments and create the data would be more ideal)
Probability can be really fun. After getting a sense of the basics and exploring various “games”, students can create their own games of chance, with a discussion about the odds of their games, who the game favors, etc. A discussion and exploration of the Monty Hall 3-door problem is fascinating and does not follow our typical logic. Mathematicians argue about this problem.
Variety of Rich Task Resources
Radical Math - Resources for Teaching Math with a Social Justice Perspective
National Science Digital Library: Type in any math topic and it will provide you with links to tasks.
Bowland Math: Performance Tasks
Illustrative Math: Free online curriculum organized by course and standards.
YouCubed. Wealth of resources including low floor, high ceiling tasks.
NRich Maths: Rich Tasks, Puzzles, Games