Author Archives: James Sheldon

Adapting Problems to Improve their Groupworthiness

In my last blog post, I discussed the importance of using groupworthy tasks with your students.¬† For a task to be groupworthy, it should satisfy three criteria: interdependence (the task is mathematically rich enough that students have to work together), … Continue reading

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Using Groupworthy Tasks to Increase Student Engagement

There has been an ongoing call in mathematics education for students to be engaging in problem solving and collaborative groupwork. ¬†Although, many instructors find that when they put students in groups, some students seem disengaged and we may start to … Continue reading

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