Research on Mathematical Tasks

Adding it Up, National Research Council, 2001. Research is summarized on pages 335-336, but tasks are used throughout the book.

A Research Companion to Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, NCTM, 2003. See any article on developing understanding or reasoning.

Elementary Mathematics for Teachers (Parker/Baldridge), 2004. Singapore Math related. Uses tasks throughout. Banhar has publications and presentations on Singapore’s problem solving approach on his website. See the presentation given in Cache Valley for results of the problem solving method.

The Role of Open-ended Problems in Mathematics Education, Dr. Hung Si Wu, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at the University of California at Berkeley, See Dr. Wu’s webpage at for many articles, research, etc. on math education.