Challenging Mathematical Tasks

ISBN13 : 9780190303808

Author(s) : Peter Sullivan and Pat Lilburn

Publisher : Oxford University Press Aus & NZ, 2017

SKU : 5485BK

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Challenging Mathematical Tasks supports the idea that students learn best when they work on problems that they do not yet know how to solve. Peter Sullivan’s research shows that many students do not fear challenges in mathematics, but welcome them. And rather than having teachers instruct them, these students prefer to work out solutions for themselves.

Challenging Mathematical Tasks:

  • Includes activities that allow for sustained thinking, decision-making and risk-taking by the students
  • Features a ‘Learning Focus’, ‘Key Mathematical Language’, ’Pedagogical Considerations’, ‘Enabling and Extending Prompts’ for each task, plus ‘Supplementary Tasks’ and ‘Possible Solutions’
  • Follows a set structure to help students approach and work through the tasks.

Please note: Whilst some of the Blackline Masters (BLMs) are located in the back of the title, others are accessed online - instructions on how to access are provided in the Introduction of the book.

Peter Sullivan and Pat Lilburn