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Integrating Rich Tasks - Activity 4.3
Stage: 1 and 2
Article by Jennifer Piggott
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Assessing your embedding of rich tasks into the curriculum: Thinking about what to do next
Build on your experiences, adding in new material and trying it out. Using the mapping documents can ensure a range of experiences for your pupils. It is not enough to employ a concept or process once, you will need to revisit these again and again, each time thinking about how the pupils will develop. For example, when considering problem-solving skills, pupils will develop in different ways, such as:
Becoming more independent with you having to do less supporting in order for them to think of ideas of their own.
Applying more sophisticated content knowledge
Being more equipped to talk about their mathematics
More able to apply what they know in less familiar settings
Better able to make connections with things they have done before
Showing greater sophistication and organisation in their recording methods.
How does your scheme of work allow this to happen?
The important thing to do is:
Reflect - evaluate - modify if necessary
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us so we can share your ideas and findings with others.
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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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