Thoughts on Education

May 25, 2015

My reply to Willingham, Part 2

# | Essential Question |
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1 | Writing/Drafting: How should I structure my story? How do the pieces of my ideas fit together so that the story is easy to follow? |

2 | Writing/Drafting: How can I best organize and present the information I want to share? |

3 | Geography: How do landforms, climate, and the location of natural resources affect the way people live and work? |

4 | Geography: Who should own or control the earth and its natural resources? What should we do when the goals and interests of different groups conflict? |

5 | Economics: How do unions affect the economy? |

6 | What makes a good citizen? |

7 | How do gender, race, and class influence the writer's perspective? |

8 | Is it possible - or desirable - to remain innocent? Why might we not want to grow up? When is this a healthy and when is it an unhealthy instinct? |

9 | How can a song, piece of art, or a dance be autobiographical? |

10 | What useful relationships exist between circles, angles, and triangles? |

11 | How do these things relate to one another and to what I already know? |

12 | What story does the graph tell? |

13 | How can this situation be represented by a model? What are all the things that could happen? |

14 | How can math help sports professionals improve their game and make it more enjoyable for spectators? |

15 | How could I solve this? Which way is best for me, here? |

16 | How does one make a mathematical model of uncertain events? |

17 | What is the best way to solve this system? Is there always a best way? |

18 | What properties and rules apply to this situation? How can I be sure? |

19 | How do operations with polynomials relate to the problem I want to solve? |

20 | What does this expression/equation tell us is equivalent? What is important about this equivalence? |

21 | How are one-, two-, and three-dimensional measures related? |

22 | How do you use mathematics to represent a real-life situation? |

23 | What is the relationship between a system's structure and it's function? |

24 | How do populations change over time? |

25 | EQ1: How do I find out what I don't know? |