This is a good paper describing the use and characteristics of rich problems. http://math.sfsu.edu/hsu/papers/HsuKyshResek-RichProblems.pdf (The teaching method here is Teaching With Tasks.) Has 3 examples of rich problems First is rich and fairly basic and doable. Second is excellent. #differenceofsquares (I like this one the best. 😀) Third is quite open-ended. The article does a …

# Category: mathematical reasoning

Apr 27

## Check out openmiddle.com

Feb 04

## Quadrant D Learning

Sep 19

## I want math to be realistic and meaningful

realistic: I take this from Flickr from CU-Boulder and Freudenthal Institute US hosted the Fifth Realistic Mathematics Education conference, or RME5, in September of 2015. https://www.flickr.com/photos/downclimb/sets/72157656469778994/ Realistic: imaginable, realizable, not just “real-world” Meaningful: significant, relevant, important, consequential, telling, material, valid, worthwhile (antonyms: inconsequential) 1. having a serious, important, or useful quality or purpose. “making our …

Mar 27

## Spotting Numbers and Visual Patterns

Here a two great websites that provide lots of great pattern problems. Spotting Numbers Visual Patterns These patterns can be used with elementary students (if you just ask number questions) through advanced algebra (if you include questions about functions). Mathematics is often described as the study of patterns. That is exactly what Spotting Numbers and …