Differentiating instruction can be quite a difficult task, given the various needs of our students. Tuva provides a unique platform, through which you can design activities to meet these needs and effectively differentiate.
Create/Assign Altered Tasks
Based on your pre-assessment for a lesson, you can determine the skills and abilities of your students. Use this information to help you create lessons in Tuva. You can then take a single Tuva data set and develop different variations of an activity to meet the needs of these different student populations. Create activities with more guidance and support for students scoring low on the pre-assessment. Provide a version with extensions to the content for the high ability students. This way, you have all of your students interacting with the same data and content in a way that is appropriate for their skill level.
Differentiated instruction does not necessarily mean that you, as the teacher, need to create different lessons for each of your students. It can also be interpreted as providing each student with the resources and support that he/she needs to engage in the lesson. This might mean providing them with a graphic organizer or a graphing guide such as this. Check the Tuva Resources page to find other useful materials.