Week 1 Math Task
Submitted by Amy Vickers on April 17, 2017 - 10:49am
The Adult Numeracy Network’s Professional Development Principles state that sound professional development should begin with teachers as mathematics learners and thinkers. Following that principle, in addition to the discussion questions, a Math Task related to the reading will be offered each week. These are tasks that can certainly be shared with students, but as we go through the book study together, approach the task as a mathematics learner and thinker so you can have your own experience with the excitement of discovering mathematical ideas. Each task was chosen to be accessible and challenging regardless of the math level that is familiar to you. As you approach these tasks, please try to let go of ideas of math that you can and can’t do and just work with the activity as it is given. Share your experiences and thoughts about the math task in the group. Have fun!
Math Task: Make several copies of Pascal’s Triangle, p 222. Use crayons, markers, colored pencils, or paint as you look for patterns. Just dive in! All of your conjectures may not show patterns. Share your work on the discussion board.