Task 9 ... Years 2 - 8
SummaryThirteen counters are placed on a board with 25 spaces. Points are scored according to the length of the counter lines created - 3 points for 3 in a row, 4 points for 4 in a row, 5 points for five in row - in any direction. Counters must be side be side (no empty spaces between) and the longest line is the one that scores, ie: 5 in a row doesn't also mean 4 and 3 in a row.
IcebergA task is the tip of a learning iceberg. There is always more to a task than is recorded on the card.
Several iceberg questions are suggested on the card. To these could be added:
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.
The whole class lesson for this task is detailed in Maths300 Lesson 78, Row Points. The task can be converted to a whole class lesson with plenty of counters and multiple game boards, but by far the easiest way is to use Poly Plug. If you are not a member of Maths300 (why not?) you can read an outline of the whole class investigation in the Menu Maths link below. Follow the link through and you will also find a contribution from Wangaratta Primary School which includes several excellent student suggestions.
For more ideas and discussion about this investigation, open a new browser tab (or page) and visit Maths300 Lesson 78, Row Points, which includes a Working Mathematically self-assessment sheet.
Visit Row Points in Menu Maths Pack D.
Is it in Maths With Attitude?Maths With Attitude is a set of hands-on learning kits available from Years 3-10 which structure the use of tasks and whole class investigations into a week by week planner.
The Row Points task is an integral part of:
The Row Points lesson is an integral part of:
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