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complex instruction



What is Complex Instruction?

This page provides an overview of Complex Instruction for you to explore on your own, as part of a methods course, or with a study group. This overview focuses on three features of Complex Instruction: (1) delegation of authority; (2) groupworthy, multiple ability tasks; and (3) treatment of status issues.

Groupworthy Math Tasks

This page highlights several groupworthy tasks created by prospective teachers in my secondary mathematics methods courses. The page includes links for downloading these tasks for use in your own classrooms. The page also includes links to other websites where teachers can find groupworthy tasks.

Complex Instruction Unit

This page provides an overview of a 6-8 week unit on Complex Instruction for mathematics methods courses. The overview describes weekly topics and activities and includes an assignment description for guiding prospective teachers to adapt a mathematics task to be groupworthy.

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