Rich Mathematical Tasks to Support Formative Assessment


people-316506_640Formative assessment is a powerful tool for improving teaching and increasing student learning.  The four-part Formative Assessment Webinar Series explores strategies for strengthening the role of formative assessment in mathematics instruction.  In the series’ fourth and final interactive session, Dr. Sara Delano Moore focused on the power of rich mathematical tasks to support formative assessment.  Rich tasks provide multiple student entry points and many opportunities to make student thinking visible using a variety of strategies.  View the webinar, presented by the Implementing Common Core Standards in Math community at, to see examples of rich tasks and learn strategies for incorporating them into your teaching.

Catch up on Parts 1-3 of the Formative Assessment Webinar Series
Part 1: What is Formative Assessment?
Part 2: Questioning to Support Formative Assessment
Part 3: Hands-On Learning to Support Formative Assessment

Earn your CE Certificate for viewing this recording: Join the free Implementing Common Core Standards in Math community on and take a quiz to receive a CE Certificate for viewing this webinar. Past webinars, presentation slides, and CE quizzes are available in the Webinar Archives folder of the Community Toolbox.

Implementing Common Core Standards in Math is a professional learning community (PLC) that provides a platform, advice and support regarding the new roll out in our national math curriculum. Some of the topics to be discussed in this community include: suggested frameworks/time lines, formative/summative assessments, engaging lessons, manipulatives, content standards, mathematical practices, family involvement, technology, and differentiation.  This program is sponsored by ETA hand2mind.

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