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Russo, James; Hopkins, Sarah – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2017
This paper outlines a seven-step process for developing problem-solving tasks informed by cognitive load theory. Through an example of a task developed for Year 2 students, we show how this approach can be used to produce challenging mathematical tasks that aim to optimise cognitive load for each student.
Descriptors: Mathematics Activities, Cognitive Processes, Difficulty Level, Curriculum Design