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# Category Archives: Problem Solving

## Questioning Techniques

This recent comment1 regarding students who are afraid of being wrong, reminded me of a resource I recently shared at a PD session for math teachers. These questions are a good starting point for creating classroom discussions in a math … Continue reading

## One Graph, So Many Questions

I’m not sure where I first saw these types of questions. It was either atÂ Dan Greene’s1 or the Pre-AP Mathematics site2. Sadly, it was not in a textbook. Here3 is one I made last week. I plan on using … Continue reading

## Proof Update

Things have gone much better the past two days with the trig proofs. Much much better. Yesterday, I asked for volunteers to put up the solutions. Not every problem was done correctly (most were though). Having the students explain their … Continue reading

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## “Teaching” Proofs

We recently began trig proofs. I love trig proofs. To me they are a joyful puzzle. My students don’t quite share my sentiments. /understatement Today I heard: “I don’t know where to begin“, “This takes too long“, or “Show me … Continue reading