Inquiry in Maths (What skills were you hoping to develop through this…
Inquiry in Maths
What skills did you need to explicitly teach for students to access this task?
try and retry
risk taking - you can be wrong
identifying relationships between concepts
vocabulary associated with the task
listening, communicating, delegating
how to use tools that were available for them to use to solve the problem
the problem solving strategy of rereading, and noting what you do know.
What elements of inquiry were included in this task?
communicator-sharing answers and processes
making connections with own life experience
creating their own questions and answers them through research
composing, and comparing
showing commitment and being a risk taker
reflecting throughout the process
observation and reflection
How would you change/do differently if you were to do this task again?
used questions that allowed for inquiry rather than just an opened ended task.
consider how it is being modelled - was I directing the inquiry too much through my example.
make the parameters more specific
blank paper rather than grid paper
I would get students to play with the counters first and come up with their own amounts/collections
What skills were you hoping to develop through this task?
flexible thinking and a willingness to change their mind based on evidence
justifying and explaining
understanding a concept rather than a process
having realistic estimation skills
problem solving skills
The ability to persist
visualizing, reflection and questioning skills
Thinking and researching