A gallery walk is a engaging and rigorous way for students to deepen their understanding of a time, event, text, and/or series of resources.
Groupworthy Tasks: Differentiating Mathematics for Gifted Students
This post shares instructional strategies for the design and implementation of group-worthy tasks and for balancing differentiation and rigor in heterogeneous mathematics classrooms. How do you engage gifted learners with varying levels of mathematics preparation in group tasks? How can we use group tasks to counteract the labels students bring regarding their math ability or…
Differentiated Lessons for Gifted Students: Triangle Midsegments in a Parking Lot Puzzle
The Harlem Globetrotter’s Airplane Shot: Test the Physics, Do the Math!
Racing Into the Real World (Part 1)
This post, the first in an occasional series, provides a framework for infusing rigor and relevance into a standards-based curriculum by looking for opportunities to help gifted students develop conceptual understanding and requiring them to use that understanding in the context of real-world problems.
Mathematics and Gerrymandering: Does My Vote Count?
Set the Scene in PBL
Problem-based learning may be open-ended and ill-structured, but problem scenarios require well-defined characters, plot, and setting. Setting the scene right–with high-stakes, high-impact specifics–helps students understand the importance of the conundrum they’re about to tackle. What elements are key to your scenarios?
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