Hastings Prince Edward District School Board Workshop

Making Math Contextual, Visual, and Interconnected

May 2016

Thank you for inviting me to your district office to work with such an inspiring group of mathematics educators! Please feel free to utilize the resources related to the day below for your future use. As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out in the future!

Math Tasks Explored:

Stacking Paper [3 Act Math Task]

How many packages of paper will it take to reach the ceiling?

Stacking Paper - 3 Act Math Task - Real World Math
Summary & Resources

Walk Out [3 Act Math Task]

What does the distance-time graph look like?

Walk Out 3 Act Math Task - Distance Time Graphs
Summary & Resources

The Stacking Paper Tasks are also available on iOS as a multi-touch book for iBooks:

Stacking Paper Tasks Multitouch Book for iBooks

Grab It!

Learn more about what’s inside the multi-touch book here.

Or, consider accessing these tasks in an interactive way via Google Sites.

Desmos Activity Links

Counting Candy Desmos Activity Builder Activity

Counting Candy [3 Act Math Task]
Access the link to Counting Candy (Code: 95j6) to participate as a student.
Use this activity with your own class by clicking here.

Desmos Marbleslides Lines - Start New Activity

Marbleslides: Lines
We did an overview of Desmos Marbleslides: Lines
Use this activity with your own class by clicking here.

Note that they have other Marbleslides versions including:


Other interesting Desmos Activity Builder Tasks:

Will It Hit THe Hoop? Dan Meyer 3 Act Math Task Desmos Activity

Will It Hit The Hoop? – Dan Meyer 3 Act Math Task
Try as a student: Desmos Activity (Code: nax6)
Use this activity with your own class by clicking here.

Some other activities we may (or may not) explore:

Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
The Detention Buy-Out: Solving Systems of Equations

3 Act Math Tasks: Curious Math iTunes U Course

Access over 30 tasks with all resources downloaded directly to your iOS Device to avoid streaming media in your classroom through the Curious Math iTunes U Course:

3 Act Math Tasks - Curious Math iTunes U Course

Enrol in Course

Other Useful Courses to Check Out:

Learn Pythagorean Theorem Through Exploration – Kyle Pearce
Stacking Paper Tasks – Kyle Pearce
Beautiful Functions – Jon Orr

OR, you don’t want to download Jon’s Beautiful Functions book? Check out all of the links here on his blog.