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Tasks with Low Floors and High Ceilings: One Aspect of Achieving Equity in the Mathematics Classroom

Mathematics Education Seminar

Tasks with Low Floors and High Ceilings: One Aspect of Achieving Equity in the Mathematics Classroom
Series: Mathematics Education Seminar
Location: ENR2 S395
Presenter: Nora G. Ramirez, Executive Secretary, TODOS: Mathematics for ALL, and Mathematics Education Consultant, University of Arizona
In the long run, when it comes to student learning, it is the job of the teacher to assure that their students have the opportunity to learn. One element of this is designing or adapting, and implementing tasks that have accessible entry points, require students to do the thinking, and provide the mathematical understanding needed to not only learn mathematics but positively affect their math identity. Participants will experience a low floor -high ceiling task and consider characteristics of the task. 
 
This is a series of NSF Noyce Seminars for the AZ Noyce Mathematics Teaching (MaTh) Scholars Project in Secondary Mathematics Education. (PI: Cynthia Anhalt; Co-PI: Marta Civil; Co-PI: Jennifer Wolfe; Co-PI: Rebecca McGraw).