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

Course Length


Continuing Education Credits


Will I receive a certificate of completion?

Answer: Yes, after completing the course you will receive a certificate of completion.

How long will I receive access to this Learning Path?

Answer: You will receive lifetime access

How will I gain access to the Learning Path?

Answer: An email will be sent to you after purchase with your access code and login details. If you have any questions regarding access to your learning path, email our support team at

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