Learning and Teaching for Mathematical Literacy

Supporting materials – 12B

Example ‘-ness’ tasks


These prototype tasks were inspired by the work of the Balanced Assessment Project design group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Square-ness is a variant of the original task, Crowded-ness is a new task loosely inspired by the Harvard 'compact-ness' task.

Devise a measure for 'Crowded-ness'

Simplified diagrams showing maps of cities with teh population represented by red dots. Click to download full task,

Crowded-ness may be used under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. Please do not re-distribute 'Square-ness'.

Supporting material for the book Learning and Teaching for Mathematical Literacy by Hugh Burkhardt, Daniel Pead and Kaye Stacey (ISBN 9781032301174).

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