Investigations, Tasks, and Rubrics to Teach and Assess Math, Grades 1–6
Giving teachers a menu of rich mathematical experiences for all students, this dynamic resource provides strategies for developing differentiated, open-ended, and engaging problem-solving tasks. At the core of this resource are research-based assessment rubrics to inform math teaching on an ongoing basis. The nine sample rubrics feature authentic student work and allow teachers to
- identify how students use mathematical language, strategies, and materials;
- experience challenges and successes;
- and make connections among key mathematical ideas.
220 short open-ended tasks
60 reproducible open-ended investigations, also on CD
9 assessment rubrics featuring authentic student work
Pat Lilburn and Alex Ciurak
Pat Lilburn holds a Master’s degree in Education (Mathematics Learning) and has more than 20 years of experience as a university lecturer and classroom teacher in mathematics education. She has more than 150 math titles published internationally, including Good Questions for Math Teaching, Grades K–6, published by Math Solutions.
Alex Ciurak holds a Master’s degree in Education (Mathematics Learning) and has more than 20 years of teaching experience. She has run many teacher developmental programs in mathematics learning and has authored and coauthored many primary mathematics textbooks.
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How to Use this Resource
| Sample Investigation Grades 1–2 |
Sample Investigation Grades 3–4
Sample Investigation Grades 5–6
More than 200 tasks grouped by content strands reflect the ideals of NCTM’s Principles and Standards for School Mathematics and Curriculum Focal Points, while 60 reproducible investigations address more than one content strand and are true problem-solving applications of mathematical skills, procedures, and reasoning. The tasks can generally be completed within a short period of time, and the investigations are designed to be explored over a longer time period.