The Case of Jeffrey Ziegler and the S-Pattern Task

  • Description: During this session you will -

    • solve and discuss the S-Pattern Task,
    • watch video clips of an eleventh and twelfth grade class working on the task,
    • discuss what the teacher does to support his students' engagement in and understanding of mathematics, and
    • discuss the effective mathematics teaching practice of support productive struggle.

    Grade Band: High School

    Effective Teaching Practices: Support productive struggle in learning mathematics

    Guiding Principle: Teaching and Learning

    Clip 1:

    Clip 2:

    Supporting Documents:


    Analysis Notes

    S-Pattern Task

    Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices

    Transcript - Video Clip 1

    Transcript - Video Clip 2

    Teacher and Student Actions

    Lesson Guide - S-Pattern Task