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 The task Eric The Sheep asks only one question. What happens if there are 50 sheep in front of Eric? The question is most often answered with the concrete materials provided. That may be all there is on the card, but this class poster shows there is a lot more to discover. The card is the tip of the iceberg. Read more of Eric's iceberg below in its Task Cameo. A class exploration of Task 45, Eric the Sheep. Little Rock, Arkansas, USA

This section of our site offers information to guide you into the iceberg of each task. Task Cameos are your starting point. Link to them from the electronic version of your school curriculum document or print them to create dossiers.

The knowledge and experience collected here will encourage and support teachers and students to make better use of your task resource.

• Print this Tasks & Maths300 list...
to see all tasks with a companion Maths300 lesson.
Excel version provided by Pymble Ladies' College
...to see at a glance the curriculum strand(s) involved in each task and the range of year levels (2 - 10) at which it can be used. Remember, tasks can often be adapted to work for infants or senior secondary students.

## Special Cameos

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## Other Iceberg Sources

• Maths Around the Kitchen Table
This link provides a list of tasks suggested as a starting point for involving parents in problem solving 'around the kitchen table'. Solutions (but not much iceberg information) is provided, so that families may access additional information about the suggested investigations from home.
This link explores tasks which can be converted to whole class investigations using Poly Plug.
• Sphinx Album
Task 166 is explored in incredible depth as a model for what is possible with all other tasks.
• Maths300
The richest additional source of iceberg information is the Maths300 site. This site provides extensive lesson plans, sometimes including software, to help teachers model the work of a mathematician. About half of these lessons are based on the iceberg of tasks. Those links are included in the Cameos where they exist.

When exploring Cameos, consider having this page open in one browser tab and Maths300 open in another so you can easily move between the two.

Visit Maths300 at: http://www.maths300.com