Questions

Questions The math problem presented to your class is straightforward: One hundred ants have 600 legs. How many legs do 10 ants have? We ask a question. A student answers. We quickly note the answer as correct, maybe show an equation, and move on to the next question. Everything goes smoothly, and incorrect answers are quickly resolved with a standard procedure: a similar equation or approach to calculating the correct answer. Wait... What if we stopped along the way and asked 'Why?' Or, "How do you know?' How about 'I wonder why that answer is correct?' Questions are a beautiful, powerful force for change. Even seemingly simple math tasks can transform student understanding if we delve deep

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