Using Anchor Tasks to Develop Students' Ability in Communication, Reasoning and Connections in Primary Mathematics
In many Japanese mathematics lessons that I have observed, teachers use one task to organise a lesson. In this session, it will be demonstrated how an anchor task can be used to build a culture where communication, reasoning and connections is the norm. The teacher's role in such classrooms will be evident through demonstrations. The demosntrations include lessons meant to teach a new concept as well as lessons for drill-and-practice.