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'HOTting up' your existing classroom materials
So far we have given you activities to work with that are on
the NRICH website. However, you probably have many activities you
use in your own lessons that have the potential to be rich, or
richer. The aim of this activity is to draw your attention to those
problems and think about how you can use them to develop
higher-order thinking skills and problem-solving skills, and what
you might do to support this in the classroom.
You will need the following
What to do:
This links to the work on higher-order thinking skills and the
last Activity (2.1
) on rich tasks. Here the aim is for us to think about what we can
do as teachers with problems we already use. The emphsis is on what
we do in the classroom rather than adjusting the problem itself as
we did inActivity
Why not share any good ideas with
us at NRICH by emailing us?
Retrieve your jottings from the second task in Activity 1.2
and then, working in a pair, consider what you would do to as a
teacher to support this problem. Use the blank template (WhatTeachersDoMaster.doc
) and the ideas of Activity
(where we did a similar task for Magic V's) to help.