Designing Rigorous, Culturally Relevant Math Tasks

Login and Logistics for this course…

This is a virtual experience. You will need to use the WebEx platform on your computer, coupled with a working webcam and microphone, to fully engage with this experience. If you have any technical difficulties you should reach out to your facilitator (Scotty) ASAP. Please plan to arrive at least 5 minutes before the session begins to account for any technical difficulty.

Session-Specific Information: For relevant assignments, links, and resources, please see the appropriate headings under each session. These will be updated prior to each session.

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Meeting ID: 798 743 841

Student and Teacher Series Outcomes:

Teachers will…(1) understand different types of math tasks and how they address different instructional needs, (2) understand the relationship between rigor and relevance with performance tasks, and (3) create, analyze, and provide equitable feedback on a performance task that is both relevant and rigorous.

Students will…(1) be asked to share their thinking independently, with peers, and with their teacher through rich, diverse math tasks, (2) explore ideas of cultural competency and critical consciousness through relevant math tasks, and (3) understand their strengths and progress through meaningful, equitable feedback on their tasks.

Session 1: Flexible Infusion of Rich Tasks

Monday, January 11, 6:30-8:00 PM


No assignment for this 1st Session!

Outline and Resources

  1. Course objectives
  2. Define a Performance Task and the 3 Categories
  3. MAP overview
  4. Quasar Rubric Rating
  5. Closing



Google Doc

Student Friendly Quasar Rubric

Quasar Rubric

Grade 3-8 MAP

Algebra 1 MAP

Rubric Rating Instructions + Sample Task + Sample Student Work


Session 2: Rigorous and Relevant Tasks

Monday, January 25, 6:30-8:00 PM


  1. Come up with one Performance Task to the session either from the internet (highly preferable) or by your own creation by Friday January 22nd!
  2. Have your students rubric rate a constructed response performance task by Friday January 22nd.

Post both of these assignments in your Portfolios by January 22nd!

Outline and Resources

Session 3: Sharing Our Collective Work

Monday, February 8, 6:30-8:00 PM


Outline and Resources