Rich Task Construction: Making "Good" Problems Better

Michael Waters


The author describes characteristics of rich problems and provides mathematics teachers with strategies for transforming routine exercises into problems that promote problem-solving practices with a focus on problems for which a solution is not immediately apparent.  Several problems and solutions are presented with a mindful approach to assigning problems.

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