MYP Assessment Task Bank

In this assessment, students start by working through a simple process to find patterns for the number of different types of panes used in a simple window design, called The Edgy. Then, once they manage to work through the pattern in that design, they use a method of their own to find a mathematical expression for the number of different types of connectors used in a different, slightly more complex, window design, called The Griddy. At the end of the assessment task, students are asked to describe their patterns, verify, and briefly justify their findings.

Math Concepts: patterns formulae number sequence sequence
MYP Related Concepts: models patterns
MYP Key Concepts: form relationships
MYP Global Context: Orientation in Space and Time
In this assessment, students investigate generating Pythagorean triples and work on discovering patterns that help finding primitive Pythagorean triples (ones that cannot be reduced by a common factor). In the process of exploring this topic, students also learn about the importance of co-primes and their roles in finding those primitive Pythagorean triples. This is a fairly long assessment, which likely requires more than 120 minutes to complete.

Math Concepts: Pythagorean theorem Pythagorean triples Pythagoras co-prime relative prime pattern formulae
MYP Related Concepts: patterns systems
MYP Key Concepts: logic relationships
MYP Global Context: Identities and Relationships
In this assessment, students investigate patterns between the number of Vertices (V), the number of Sides (S), and the number of Regions (R) in two-dimensional figures: simple and crossed polygons. Then, after discovering the pattern, students select their 3D solid figure and use their drawings to investigate patterns between the number of Vertices (V), the number of Edges (E), and the number of Faces (F) in these three-dimensional solid figures, including the Platonic solids.

Math Concepts: isometric drawing isometric Euler Euler characteristic EVF vertices edges faces visualization 3D 2D
MYP Related Concepts: models patterns
MYP Key Concepts: relationships
MYP Global Context: Orientation in Space and Time
This assessment asks students to help plan a trip around Europe to locations with different time zones. Students must analyze different timetables, with different formatting, to figure out a route for all the places on the trip that minimizes the amount of airtime..

Math Concepts: time timezones 24-hour clock
MYP Related Concepts: equivalence representation
MYP Key Concepts: relationships time
MYP Global Context: Orientation in Space and Time
This assessment is meant to be used at the end of a unit that teaches the concept of place value, number base, and expanded notation from an exploration of ancient number systems, such as the Egyptian, Roman, Mayan, and Babylonian systems. Students are asked to create their own unique number system within a given set of loose parameters. The final product is a poster that explains the number system in such a way that classmates can understand how it works by reading each others' poster.

Math Concepts: base number systems place value expanded notation
MYP Related Concepts: representation systems
MYP Key Concepts: form relationships
MYP Global Context: Personal and Cultural Expression