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Deconstruct the experience. What were the teacher moves? How is it different than the same kind of problem in a textbook?


Developing the Question

How does this quote apply?

“Teachers are so eager to get to the answer that we do not devote sufficient time to developing the question.”

— Daniel Willingham

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Developing the Question

Ask for questions.
Ask for an estimate.
Ask for a wrong answer.
Ask for a comparison.
Start a fight.
Ask what information is necessary.

Answering the Question

Answer the question.

Extending the Question

Ask for reasons why our answer might be wrong.
Ask an extension question.
Ask them to create their own.
Ask them for a title of the lesson.

Barbie Bungee

After watching the Teaching Channel video and reviewing these five handouts, what are ways the Barbie Bungee project can go wrong and how can you make sure it goes right?

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