Creating a Math-Task Culture

Critical thinking in a Common Core Mathematics classroom is a must. The School Improvement Network outlines the importance of integrating Math-Tasks into math classrooms.

Increasing students’ critical thinking is a major objective of math tasks, the task-based approach to math instruction.

Evelyn Shoell, 4th grade math facilitator, explains, “Cognitive struggling is really important inside of mathematics. When children learn by memorization or by rote, it’s something that they can recall, but they do not have any webbing or any schema behind it to be able to pull it back out.”

The full article and video on Math Tasks can be found here.

 

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