Open-ended Tasks in Maths Methods

Summary

Mathematical reasoning is when students are able to analyse, prove, evaluate, explain, infer, justify and generalise. Open-ended tasks provide opportunities for students to develop the ability to make choices, interpret, formulate, model and investigate problems, and communicate solutions effectively and efficiently. Open-ended tasks are often designed to be fun so that students are more engaged in primary school. However, many students seem to struggle with the openness of these tasks in secondary level. How and when do teachers prepare students for these tasks in Maths Methods? This workshop will go through the process of creating some open-ended tasks which can be introduced to students before they hit Year 12. While we are here let us explore and investigate some practical ideas to create an open-ended SAC for year 12MM! Please bring along some samples of open-ended tasks which you have used in your class for shared discussion.

Presenters
Trang Pham

Session Code Session Date Session Start Session Finish Session Location Places Remaining
C-23 05/12/2019 12:10 pm 01:10 pm La Trobe University Bundoora
23

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