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  • Zorica Lloyd

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    February 20, 2022 at 1:57 am

    I love notice and wonder because it helps students move from being solution oriented to process oriented. Often in trying to work out the right answer, students don’t really engage with problems, even when there is a real world context. They look for key words, similarities with previous problems etc. Like your economics example, students are thinking about systems of equations rather than observing that supply and demand are starting in different places and moving in different directions (that’s even more noticeable in the dots example). Noticing and wondering about the movement of the elements make the seemingly arbitrary question of when will they be equal more relevant and intuitive. It also promotes further questions – is it your starting point or how fast you move that matters more, etc.

    Relatedly, I’m also removing information more in my class to promote students asking questions.