Geometric Task Demand Framework. Purpose:. Learn about a framework for thinking about geometry tasks (to keep in mind as teachers talk about using problems in the classroom) Try out an activity that teachers will do in FGT Session 9 to learn about this framework. Flow:.
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Adapted from Implementing Standards-Based Mathematics Instruction by Stein, Smith, Henningsen, & Silver. Teachers College Press. 2000
Tasks as set up by teachers
Tasks as carried out by students
Procedures without Connections
Procedures with Connections
How many degrees in a circle?
Procedures without Connections:
What is the area of a circle with a radius of 4 inches?
Procedures with Connections:
Question 1 from Finding Centers of Rotation (trace path of point with string and say what you notice)
Where is the center of rotation for these two segments?
The problems included in FGT have already undergone many revisions, based on feedback from previous groups of teachers and students.
The problems are designed to…