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Make Math Moments Academy Forums Community Discussion Podcast Discussion Ep64: Are you missing the mark in 3-Act Math Tasks? An Interview with Graham Fletcher

  • Ep64: Are you missing the mark in 3-Act Math Tasks? An Interview with Graham Fletcher

    Posted by Kyle Pearce on February 17, 2020 at 5:46 am

    What are your big take-aways from this episode? 

    What are you hoping to implement now?

    What will you need more time to reflect on prior to implementing?

    Kyle Pearce replied 2 years, 9 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Takiesha Martinez

    February 17, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    So many big take-away’s from this episode.

    1. Sit beside my students to learn about their thinking.

    2. Monitor where I spend my time in the classroom.

    3. Determine how I am using the 3-act task and use it as an assessment tool.

    4. Purposefully and intentionally choose the task for students to complete.

    5. Learn to build learning from the task that includes multiple learning points.

    This episode reminded me of myself when I am trying to determine which task to use, because I know where I want my student’s learning to be, but sometimes it does not turn out as I planned. I plan to use the suggestions given from this episode to structure my task even more as I finish out the year. I plan to also monitor where I am spending my time in the classroom, sit besides my students to monitor their learning, and see how I can bundle student’s learning when engaged in a task.

    As I’m thinking about the last 3 months of school, I’m still wondering about how I will structure next year to group skills for maximum learning.

    • Kyle Pearce

      February 18, 2020 at 8:20 pm

      So happy that this episode resonated with you, @Takiesha-Martinez!

      These are 5 huge take-aways and they are always on my mind as I try to continue pushing my practice forward.

      Something you might want to do is check out a few of the newer task units (like the new Shot Put Unit) to try as we’ve tried to incorporate much of this thinking into the Teacher’s Guide.

      Have a look and let us know what you think!