Math has definitely been on my mind lately, and I'm excited about some of the work I've been presenting at this math training. Ever heard of a rich math task? It's the new big thing floating around the math world and I've seen a lot of supposed "math task" cards and activities floating around tPt. It's actually been a bit frustrating for me as I've opened task document after task document, only to find that it's really just a math activity for small groups or a multi-step story problem. This is not the core of a rich math task and is not what I'm looking for. So I thought I'd list some characteristics of rich math tasks.
Rich math tasks...
(courtesy of "Why Is Teaching With Problem Solving Important to Student Learning?", NCTM April 2010)
Would you add any other characteristics to the list? Do you use rich math tasks?
More resources and math task ideas to come!