The Shell Center has some great resources but it is a finite project. We can use textbooks, the Internet, and other resources to build our tasks to fit the needs of our classrooms. Swan's tasks can be broken down into 5 types.
5 Task Types
1. Card Sort
- getting students to notice and name properties
2. Matching (multiple representations)
-getting students to interpret and make connections rather than calculate
3. Always / Sometimes / Never
-getting students to generalize principles or properties
4. Create a new problem, trade, and solve
-getting students to think forward and backwards
5. Analyzing reasoning pathways
-getting students to generalize about pathways
*Each of the five have different collaboration goals.
Then we practiced by doing a card sort.
Here's my pretty poster!
And then here's the actual answer key.
And some resources: