As more teachers look to add high-yield tasks to their repertoire, the struggle to make it all work becomes real. Let’s examine how problem-based lessons can be used throughout the scope of a unit and how we can harness their power to move student thinking forward. We’ll identify strategies and explore some tasks that help us find a healthy balance between application, conceptual understanding, and procedural fluency.



  • Graham Fletcher’s 3-Act Tasks
    • Candyman (addition)
    • Bright Idea (addition)
    • The Apple (division)
    • Sliced Up (unit fractions)
    • Apple to Apple (comparing fractions)

Websites Referenced

Worthwhile Posts & Progression Videos

Slides for Number Sense Trajectory

Handouts & Resources (If anything is missing just let me know)