OctaflexTask 16 ... Years 2  10SummaryAttractive, apparently straightforward, foam shapes offer spatial challenges which can be quite devilish. Problem solving strategies such as try every possible case are called on (albeit informally) as spatial perception develops. 
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IcebergA task is the tip of a learning iceberg. There is always more to a task than is recorded on the card.


Whole Class InvestigationTasks are an invitation for two students to work like a mathematician. Tasks can also be modified to become whole class investigations which model how a mathematician works. 
You could turn this task into a whole class lesson by drawing an Octaflex set on the recording paper and copying it onto card. Hours later you would have cut out enough class sets  and they wouldn't look or feel anywhere near as good as the original. In truth, the only way to turn this task into a whole class investigation is to purchase more panels. Contact Ina Koetsier 
Is it in Maths With Attitude?Maths With Attitude is a set of handson learning kits available from Years 310 which structure the use of tasks and whole class investigations into a week by week planner. 
The Octaflex task is an integral part of:
