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This simple change can help students become better thinkers

Usually, it’s the teacher who supplies the questions that students should answer. Dan Rothstein shows how powerful learning can be when students come up with the questions themselves.

The math lesson on variables began with a simple prompt.

As Dan Rothstein, executive director of the Right Question Institute, tells the story: “The teacher presented the following equation: 24 = (smiley face) + (smiley face) + (smiley face).” Then, she asked her students to think of as many questions as they could about the equation. What did the students want to know about this expression? What were they curious about?

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