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MemberMay 27, 2022 at 5:19 pm
The thing that has stuck with me as I start trying to turn regular problems from our text into better problems is the withholding of information. In BTC he talked about the books ruining problems because they give all of the information away at the beginning of the problems.
Figuring out what info to eliminate and still be able to spark curiosity is definitely a skill. I am getting better at it, but figuring out what to cut and what information will still be enough to spark curiosity is a skill.
I love that you mentioned just changing the names…I thought that was enough. Why aren’t the students totally engaging with the problem? Well, if any of them cared because of the name, it would only be that one kid. 🙂