A mathematical performance task includes learning activities and assessments that require students to produce a product that demonstrates their understanding and proficiency. The product that is created, as a result of the performance task, provides the teacher with the necessary evidence to assess their learning.
Students are asked to do more than recall knowledge with performance tasks. They are asked to apply what they know to a new problem. These tasks typically don’t have one solution. Problems are open ended and allow for different pathways to arrive at feasible solutions.
- Math Performance Tasks
- Good Problems: Peter Liljedahl
- 3 Act Tasks
- Menu Math (Nat Banting)
- Parabola Menu Task (Nat Banting)
- A similar Parabola Menu task (Desmos) can be found here.
Further Reading/Professional Reading
1McTighe, J. What is a Performance Task? (Part 1). Retrieved 17 December 2020, from https://blog.performancetask.com/what-is-a-performance-task-part-1-9fa0d99ead3b