What are tasks?
Tasks are the perfect way to engage and challenge your students to deeper thinking. Unlike a worksheet, each task is designed around one main idea. For example, one of the systems tasks revolves around the story of two boys saving money for a bike. This one task requires critical thinking about rates, equations, graphing, tables, and substitution.
Tasks are excellent when you need to differentiate without preparing different materials. Because each task has several parts that relate to one big idea, I have seen students of varying abilities each find their own way to approach the problems.
Tasks go beyond the worksheet! Students must decide their own method to work out a problem instead of just following a procedure.
How should tasks be used?
Tasks can be used in many ways. They are great for bell ringers or exit tickets when you need to assess your students’ depth of knowledge. Tasks are a great way to encourage collaboration among partners or groups. Tasks can be used in centers, and students can rotate trying different ones. Tasks are also great for summative assessments. What better way to assess knowledge than to see if students can apply what they know to a real world scenario?
I hope you will find these tasks useful in your classroom. They each have been tested and perfected in my own classroom.
This bundle contains 25 tasks for 8th grade math. Answer keys are included for each one.
All of these individual task resources are included in this bundle:
Graphing with Multiple Representations
Equations and Graphing Challenges
Tree Growth, Systems Task
Systems Multiple Representations
Locating Rational and Irrational Numbers on a Number Line
Scatter Plot: Math Meets History
Scatter Plot: Math Meets Science
Volume Task: Piece of Cake
Fencing, Pythagorean Theorem
Distance on a Graph
Ribbon around a Column, Pythagorean Theorem
Leo the Alien, Scientific Notation and Graphing
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