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MemberMarch 8, 2022 at 12:50 pm
In the modified question, we withheld most info and gradually released it. We noticed/wondered as well as did high/low/best estimates. It wasn’t the most interesting prompt to begin with (we actually modified this lesson on the fly – right before class), but the lesson went really well. Even though the prompt wasn’t that interesting, following the curiosity path helped our students buy in and get engaged in the question. It was pretty cool to see that we were able to transform the question quickly, easily and effectively. And…the prompt didn’t actually have to be amazing. Withholding, notice/wonder, as well as estimating were really enough to get them into the question.