Together, we will contrast mathematical questions and tasks that focus on simply “doing” mathematics to questions and tasks that evoke mathematical reasoning. It is ALL about the questions.
Questions/tasks at all levels from Kindergarten through Grade 12 will be explored.
For example, we will contrast a question such as:
Read this number: 4023.
What numbers take exactly four words to say?
Or a question such as:
Solve: ¾ x – 2 = 5/8 x + 9
Do equations with fractions in them usually have whole number solutions or fraction