## Tap Into Student Thinking With Math Tasks Teacher Guides

Our Math Tasks Teacher Guides challenge students using the most common manipulatives to promote multiple solutions, encourage collaboration, and develop deep understanding.

• Implement math practices with the right teacher support
• Promote multiple solutions and collaboration using rich math tasks
• by making connections with and across topics and domains

## HOW IT WORKS

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WHAT YOU WILL NEED
Contains a list of materials needed. Blackline masters are included on this list.
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OVERIEW
Overview of what children will be doing and why.
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THE BIG IDEA
Teachers gain insight into the underlying mathematics of the activity, and discover some of the strategies children are apt to use as they work. Solutions are also given— when such are necessary and/or helpful. Because The Big Idea provides a view of what may happen in the lesson as well as the mathematical potential that underlies and may grow out of it, users are encouraged to read this before presenting the activity to children.
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TENT CARD
Each activity is available as a Tent Card to help manage group work.
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INTRODUCTION
Introduction presents a possible scenario for introducing the children to the activity.
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MATH TALK
Prompts that are intended to promote discussion are provided.
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ON THEIR OWN
Suggestions and hints on meeting students' needs.
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EXTENSION
Extensions takes the essence of the main activity and either alter or extend its parameters.
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ON THEIR OWN (STUDENT)
Rich problems stimulate many different problem-solving approaches and lead to a variety of solutions. These explorations bring children to new mathmatical ideas and deepen skills. Use the tent cards to make the directions accessible for small groups or project using a document camera.

## COMPONENTS & CONFIGURATIONS

##### Teacher Guides

Feature 18 rich tasks that teach content and practice standards using the most common manipulatives.

##### Libraries

Includes the grade-appropriate Teachers Guides for: Base Ten Blocks, Color Tiles, Cuisenaire® Rods, Pattern Blocks, Geoboards, and Snap Cubes®.

##### Classroom Bundles

Maximize your investment with a Math Task Teacher Guide, a classroom manipulative kit, 8 math cooperation mats, and a virtual manipulative bundle.

##### Math Cooperation Mats

Allow students to work collaboratively on a task. The mats remind the students of the problem-solving process.

K-2 Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them Reason abstractly and quantitatively Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning Model with mathematics Use appropriate tools strategically Attend to precision Look for and make use of structure
Base Ten Blocks
Cuisenaire® Rods
Pattern Blocks
Color Tiles
Snap Cubes
K-2 Counting & Cardinality Operations & Algebraic Thinking Number & Operations in Base Ten Number & Operations Fractions Measurement & Data Geometry Ratios & Proportional Relationships The Number System Expressions & Equations Statistics & Probability
Base Ten Blocks
Cuisenaire® Rods
Pattern Blocks
Color Tiles
Snap Cubes

3-5 Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them Reason abstractly and quantitatively Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning Model with mathematics Use appropriate tools strategically Attend to precision Look for and make use of structure
Base Ten Blocks
Cuisenaire® Rods
Pattern Blocks
Color Tiles
Snap Cubes
3-5 Counting & Cardinality Operations & Algebraic Thinking Number & Operations in Base Ten Number & Operations Fractions Measurement & Data Geometry Ratios & Proportional Relationships The Number System Expressions & Equations Statistics & Probability
Base Ten Blocks
Cuisenaire® Rods
Pattern Blocks
Color Tiles
Snap Cubes

6-8 Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them Reason abstractly and quantitatively Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning Model with mathematics Use appropriate tools strategically Attend to precision Look for and make use of structure
Geoboards
Cuisenaire® Rods
Pattern Blocks
Color Tiles
Snap Cubes
6-8 Counting & Cardinality Operations & Algebraic Thinking Number & Operations in Base Ten Number & Operations Fractions Measurement & Data Geometry Ratios & Proportional Relationships The Number System Expressions & Equations Statistics & Probability
Geoboards
Cuisenaire® Rods
Pattern Blocks
Color Tiles
Snap Cubes

Samples

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