Using Expressions and Equations to Model a Story with Apprentice & Expert Tasks



In this course you'll experience and learn about how to identify and model the context and constraints in word problems using expressions and equations to model a story and explore the relationships between apprentice and expert tasks.


Learning Path Outcomes: 
  • Model the context and constraints in a range of tasks using expressions and equations;
  • Capture quantities and identify relationships in a task using standard for Mathematical Practice #2 (Reason Abstractly and Quantitatively)
  • Review the three types of tasks: Novice, Apprentice, and Expert; and
  • Explore the relationship between Apprentice Tasks and Expert Tasks

Silicon Valley Mathematics Initiative

A comprehensive and intensive mathematics professional development initiative for school districts and charter schools.

Additional information


2 hours


K-12 Educators

Continuing Education Credits

Act 48 (Pennsylvania), CTLE (New York)