What children taught us about rigor
The stars aligned when two demonstration lessons to integrate math and literature revealed the disconnect between the "constellations" of curriculum and learning.
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This session will discuss the relationship between equity and rigor. The definition of rigor one chooses determines which students appear to succeed and which do not. The speakers will present definitions of rigor from a variety of sources; share examples of rigorous, classroom-based mathematical task; and discuss implications of these definitions and tasks for increasing equity in the mathematics classroom.