A Task is a Task—Or Is It?

Nora Ramirez

• General Interest / All Audiences Session

Friday, October 23, 2015 | 8:00-9:00 a.m.
Room 402 (Atlantic City Convention Center)

Tasks and activities that develop conceptual understanding, application, and procedural fluency have different features. In this presentation, sets of tasks from several grade levels will be shared. Participants will consider the purpose of the tasks and will think about an effective progression for using a balanced approach to choosing tasks.

Nora Ramirez

Nora Ramirez

Nora Ramirez, a mathematics education consultant, focuses her work on promoting equity, conceptual understanding, and effective instruction for all students, especially English language learners. She recently co-edited and co-authored Beyond Good Teaching: Advancing Mathematics Education for ELLs. She is president of the Arizona Association of Teachers of Mathematics and Executive Secretary for TODOS: Mathematics for ALL.

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