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Three-Act Math Tasks, Common Core Mathematics Standards, Teacher Pedagogy, Teacher Education, STEM Education, Elementary Mathematics, Middle School Mathematics, High School Mathematics, Problem Solving


Curriculum and Instruction | Educational Methods | Elementary Education | Elementary Education and Teaching | Gifted Education | Junior High, Intermediate, Middle School Education and Teaching | Mathematics | Science and Mathematics Education | Secondary Education | Secondary Education and Teaching | Teacher Education and Professional Development

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Mathematicians view mathematics within interesting and natural contexts. In this session, participants will engage and explore Three-Act Math Tasks; a story-telling pedagogical strategy that elicits student curiosity, collaboration, and questioning while redefining the term “real-world context” and the role that students play in the learning process. Resources will be provided


Presented at Kane County Institute Day 2019

K-5 Three-Act Math Tasks.pdf (788 kB)
Teacher Resource



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