1. A rich task naturally differentiates; their are multiple entry and exit points
2. Creating is on the top of Bloom’s taxonomy; higher level thinking is taking place.
3. Their is plenty of discussion and questioning, much of it student initiated.
4. Applied Maths tasks reinforce that Mathematics is a very useful subject.
My year 8’s are currently completing their “Garden Designs”. It wasn’t too long ago that I was doing the same thing in my own garden. I decided to create an octagonal flower bed. Here it is shown in the photo below. Do you like it?
A copy of my “Garden Design” assignment can be downloaded here.