A task which depends on members of the group noticing the needs of
others and responding.
An algebra task which depends on members of the group noticing the
needs of others and responding.
A task involving the equivalence between fractions, percentages and decimals which depends on members of the group noticing the needs of others and responding.
Here are the function cards.
Give the teams plenty of time to do the task, allowing every member of the team to take the role of trying to find the unknown.
When teams have finished working on the task it is important that they spend time discussing in groups, and then as a whole class, how well they worked as a team. They can consider what they have learned from the experience and what they would do differently next time, particularly in terms of how to listen to each other and ensure that all members of the team participate. Your own
observations, as well as those of observers might inform the discussions.
Finish the session by listing the most useful questions that arose whilst learners did the task and discuss why they were so effective.
You can read about one teacher's experience of using this task in the classroom.