Rich Mathematical TasksOpen Ended Questions - Below are sites which showcase great ways to ask open ended questions.
Problem of the month - Not all questions align with our curriculum; ensure the program of studies is followed.
180 days of Estimation-180 different pictures, which uses referents and estimation skills.
101 Questions based on pictures and video - Shows images/videos and asks "Any Questions". Has a top 10. Uses the idea of "Math as a 3 act play".
Would you rather math - Students have to pick from two choices and defend their choice.
Which one doesn't belong - Students have to decide which of the items is not like the others.
Question Stems - POSTER
Open Middle - Great questions for Middle School
Eyes on Math Visuals
Notice and Wonder - Many visuals you can show and simply say "What do you notice? What do you wonder?"
K- 8 Math lessons - Math Solutions Lessons
Bundles of Rich Math TasksRich Mathematical Tasks
Middle School Rich Math Tasks
Elementary Rich Math Tasks
3 Act Math , Dan Meyer, Graham Fletcher
Number TalksNumber Talks - Getting your students talking in class.
Specific examples of Number Talks K-5.
Dot Cards Game - Dots Fingers Game
More dot cards
Cube Carving Template
ANIE - Assessment of Numeracy in Education. A guide is found here on how to use the ANIE
Other resources:Problems worth solving - 541 math problems worth solving made by Albertan Teachers
Youcubed - Jo Boaler's site, that has multiple open ended tasks and questions.
VisualPatterns - Site that shows various patterns and asks for a specific pattern number.
NCTM Illuminations - Interactive applets and lessons
Graph of the week - graphs to discuss in class.
Numeracy Tasks - From Peter Liljedahl. Many of these tasks were co-constructed with, and piloted by, teachers from Coquitlam (sd43), Prince George (sd57), and Kelowna (sd23). The tasks are listed individually as word documents so that they can be downloaded and altered to suit your specific context.
Break out Boxes - Using the idea of the "Escape Room" in your class. K - 12
Digital Break out boxes
How to set the locks:
Directional Lock --- BE CAREFUL!!!!
5 Letter Lock
4 digit lock
3 digit lockbox
Get the Math - Algebra in Math
Patterning - Talk about Patterns and Algebra
Khan Academy Math
"Mobile" problems - problems that use a mobile to determine balance
Weekly Math Tasks - Weekly Math Tasks
Graphing stories http://www.graphingstories.com/
Counting circles https://iamamathnerd.wordpress.com/category/counting-circle/
Bovine Math - Cows, cows, and more cows
Menu Tasks - Students must create equations, numbers, graphs, and more, based on certain criteria.
Julia Robinson Math Festival - Puzzle books and great mathematical problems.
Math Puzzles/GamesSkyscrapers - Can you find out which skyscraper is where? You have a grid of squares, all of which contain a skyscraper of various sizes. Around the grid are clues telling you how many skyscrapers you can see from that position.
Logic Mazes - Mazes but with a twist!
How close to 200 - A battle multiplication game
BrainBashers - Collections of Brain teasers, puzzles, riddles and optical illusions.
ThinkFun - Strategy games
Puzzle Baron - Puzzle activities
Math 31 - Outcome Based
Open ended Math Projects and Lessons
Which one doesn't belong- Can be used at any level
Optimization with Madden 14 - Optimization
Speed trap from your classroom - Related Rates
Create a picture with mathematics - Integration
Cartesian Co-ordinate System - How to introduce the need of a system
Unit Plan on Permutations and Combinations - How to introduce Permutations and 5 lessons
Prime Numbers and Cicada - How to introduce Prime numbers
Mario Brothers - Calculus distance from a function to a point
Related Rates Beaker Lab - Calculus Related Rates
Cut the Rope - Various Math applications
Angry Birds - Calculus, slope at a point
Kobe Bryant and Math - Calculus, integrals
Create the Problem - Calculus Application Assessment
Go-Fish and Math - simplifying Radicals
Assessment of Applications of Derivatives - Calculus Derivatives Possible Solution
Differentiated Final Exam - Calculus and Pre Calc
Angry Birds - Calculus with Slope at a point
Match a curve to a picture - Quadratic Functions
Assessment of Derivatives - Calculus Derivatives
Assessment of Limits at a point - Calculus Limits
Photo Reduction - Geometric Sequences
Slope at a point while driving - Intro to Calculus
Justice System - Integration Solution here
Speeding Problem - Integration
Driving and Deriving - Derivatives
Lotto 649 - Probability
Open ended Project on Integration
Calculus Trigonometry project
Vectors Project (Math 30 Applied)
Twitter for Math Nerds - Normal Curve and exponential Regressions
Glogging in Math Class - Information
Graphing a Function - Calculus
Multimedia Projects - General
Twitter in Math Class - General
Facebook in Math Class - General
Post it Notes and Flip Cams - Standard Curve
Prime and Composite Numbers
Feel free to use, comment, criticize, adapt, change, tweak, etc, as you see fit.
References:The following activities, tasks, and lessons may or may not have been developed by an employee of Red Deer Catholic. Our sources include, but not limited to,
Teachers from RDCRS.
Teachers outside RDCRS
Dr. Nicki Newton - blog