Presenter: Margaret S. Smith, University of Pittsburg, Pittsburgh, PA
Grade Band: General Interest
Description: This seminar will focus on the relationship between the nature of the mathematical tasks in which students engage and what students ultimately learn about what mathematics is and how one does it. Specifically, the seminar will focus on the cognitive demands of mathematical tasks, how these demands can change during instruction, and why maintaining the high level demands of tasks is critical to student learning. Participants will have opportunity to engage in an analysis of two tasks, to analyze several short vignettes of classroom instruction, and to consider research that makes salient the impact of tasks on learning.
Note: You will receive a recording of this E-Seminar as well as a Site Facilitator Guide.