MYP Assessment Task Bank

This assessment was created in response to COVID-19 to give teachers resources to help them teach about the mathematics of infectious diseases. This assessment asks students to model (investigate) the number of new cases per day for a fictitious disease outbreak. They will then need to use the function that they find to make a determination (solving an authentic problem) about whether the disease is growing too quickly for the local hospitals to handle. The main concept that this assessment is targeting is exponential functions.

Math Concepts: Exponential functions Modeling Graphing of exponential functions Substitution in exponential functions
MYP Related Concepts: models representation
MYP Key Concepts: relationships
MYP Global Context: Scientific and Technical Innovation
Students will be given several diagrams of a bedroom with labeled dimensions of the room and the furniture. They will be tasked with choosing the best possible heater for the room based on several conditions like cost, fit, and space that the heater can heat. The furniture of the room are of different shapes so students will need to know how to calculate the areas and volume for each of them.

Math Concepts: Calculating area Calculating volume Prisms Cylinders
MYP Related Concepts: models space
MYP Key Concepts: aesthetics relationships
MYP Global Context: Orientation in Space and Time Personal and Cultural Expression
This assessment measures the knowledge and skills of students in the areas of coordinate geometry: midpoint and distance between two points, gradient of lines connecting two points, gradient of parallel and perpendicular lines, and x- and y-intercepts of lines.

Math Concepts: coordinates geometry gradient slope axes distance midpoint
MYP Related Concepts: patterns representation space systems
MYP Key Concepts: relationships
MYP Global Context: Orientation in Space and Time
In this assessment, students investigate patterns when radicals are raised to different powers and discovering the rules for writing radical expressions in exponential forms.

Math Concepts: power exponent radical surd square square root root
MYP Related Concepts: generalization patterns
MYP Key Concepts: logic
MYP Global Context: Scientific and Technical Innovation
Students in this investigation will explore patterns in relation to the addition and subtraction of unit fractions. In Part A students will need to come up with their own understanding of unit fractions before considering a pattern for the addition of unit fractions. Afterward, in Part B, an unguided investigation will need to be carried out regarding the subtraction of unit fractions from each other.

Math Concepts: Fractions Adding & Subtracting Fractions Unit Fractions Numerators and Denominators
MYP Related Concepts: equivalence simplification
MYP Key Concepts: change
MYP Global Context: Scientific and Technical Innovation