Alternatively, if the discussion leans toward task demand and quality, then the group can plan to engage in activities that cover

  • creating tasks that fit the purposes for which they are intended; and

  • developing rubrics.

"First start with open-ended problems that the presenter has practiced with, has tried. For newcomers, start with problems that can be completed in one class period. I see too many problems that are problems of the week, that take two or three days to do plus homework, they're too intimidating. Not that they're not useful, just not the best thing for newcomers. They may be more exciting and juicy, but they won't be used as frequently."

High-school mathematics teacher



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