It’s important at the start of an Investigation to discuss expectations with your students. Once you have introduced the Investigation to the class, get them to answer these 5 focus questions:
Work through the questions as a whole class, in groups or individually. For Years 3 and up these focus questions are included in the Investigation Plan available at iMaths Online.
Student responses to the focus questions may even help determine the composition of Investigation groups and whether groups are same or mixed ability. Ensure you also discuss the rubric with your students at this stage so they have a clear understanding of the criteria being assessed.
iMaths offers many differentiation options so you can cater for a range of abilities within your class and engage all of your students in effective learning experiences.