Examples of Differentiated Tasks: A Way to Meet the Needs of a Range of Abilities in One Class


What is a differentiated task?   A differentiated task is a question or activity that allows for multiple entry points as well as multiple ways to solve. One of the purposes of using differentiated tasks is to meet the needs of the varying ability levels of students that we often find in a single math …

Mathematical Mindsets


I recently finished Jo Boaler’s new book ‘Mathematical Mindsets’ and was, as always, blown away by her work.   I learned a lot from the book and as a result am going to create some add-ons to our lesson plans and videos. Firstly, if you haven’t already been using the differentiated tasks that are in …

Dealing with Obstacles (Follow up to ‘Dividing Large Numbers’)


Hello, everyone!   I had some great responses from the blog post – Dividing Large Numbers and teachers had some really good questions about dealing with obstacles. So here are some questions and suggestions: Question: What do I say to a student who knows how to do the long division algorithm already? My Suggestion: First, …