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Integrating Rich Tasks - Activity 4.1
Stage: 1 and 2
Article by Jennifer Piggott
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Assessing your embedding of rich tasks into the curriculum: Peer observation
Having started to embed rich tasks into your scheme of work you will need to:
assess what works and what does not
make decisions on how to extend your mapping
consider what further support you might need
This Activity, along with Activities
are designed to help you with the above.
The best way to go about evaluating and reviewing a particular lesson is to work with a colleague. However, what is suggested here can be used as a means of self-reflection. Before the lesson you will need to prepare:
Your lesson plan
A "what teachers do" sheet:
ither use this opportunity to do some peer observation, with a colleague using the prepared observation/reflection sheet, or during and after the lesson use the sheet to jot down some notes of your own.
Discuss or reflect on:
what was successful
what you would do differently next time
what key things pupils did that could be highlighted or drawn out more in future
Use this to inform planning for next time.
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Go back to Activity 3.1
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The NRICH Project aims to enrich the mathematical experiences of all learners. To support this aim, members of the NRICH team work in a wide range of capacities, including providing professional development for teachers wishing to embed rich mathematical tasks into everyday classroom practice. More information on many of our other activities can be found here.
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