Stripping out the detail


Constructing inquiry questions is an art. All too often the problems we present to our students already contain all the information they need and all the questions they could ask. They are often presented as multi-part questions, that lead the student through the inquiry. In this presentation I will demonstrate an alternative way of presenting an inquiry. By using visual prompts to allow the students to ask their own questions and request the data/information they need to answer their questions. These ‘stripped-back’ questions allow the students to follow their own interests and to see the usefulness of the data they request and the mathematical concepts and skills they use.

Pen and paper, maybe a calculator.

Vicky Kennard

Session Code Session Date Session Start Session Finish Session Location Places Remaining
C-9 06/12/2018 12:10 pm 01:10 pm La Trobe University
G-14 07/12/2018 11:00 am 12:00 pm La Trobe University


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