This task was used in an Algebra 2 classroom during the first week of school. The objective was to introduce students to the type of tasks they would be engaged in throughout the course as well as to introduce the Talk Frame, a tool which would be consistently used throughout the year. As we began our journey into the world of mathematical arguments, the Talk Frame tool was a structured way to facilitate classroom discourse. This task provided a great way for students to talk about math and teach them how the Talk Frame would be used to help them share ideas and help them in constructing mathematical arguments and critiquing those of their peers.

Microsoft Word version: 912Algebra_SSE_ConsecIntegers_Worksheet_Conjecture_SumsofConsecutiveIntegers

PDF version: 912Algebra_SSE_ConsecIntegers_Worksheet_Conjecture_SumsofConsecutiveIntegers

Gr 3_NBT_RoundingNearestHundred_ThinkPairShare_Conjecture

This task is designed for third graders to introduce rounding numbers to the nearest hundred. The task instructions include background knowledge on rounding to the nearest ten and argumentative language when asking the students to create a conjecture about how to round and how rounding to the nearest hundred compares to the nearest ten. Students are asked to practice the idea using a three-digit number.

Microsoft Word version: 3_NBT_RoundingNearestHundred_ThinkPairShare_Conjecture

PDF version: 3_NBT_RoundingNearestHundred_ThinkPairShare_Conjecture