Thoughts on Education

May 25, 2015

My reply to Willingham, Part 2

# | Essential Question |
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1 | Economics: Why do some economies succeed while others fail? |

2 | Where are the modern American frontiers? |

3 | How has the author helped me to understand the story? |

4 | What does it mean to be a smart reader and listener? |

5 | How does being a member of a BOOK CLUB empower me in my life as a reader, writer, listener and speaker? |

6 | How can small moments have big effects on our feelings, thinking, and behavior? |

7 | How can I speak with more confidence and conviction during any conversations I have with someone about books, movies, plays, etc.? |

8 | How can I train my mind to listen for and provide substance in our literary conversations? |

9 | Where's the Math? |

10 | 2. What conclusions can I draw from this data? |

11 | How can I distinguish between properties and agreed-upon conventions? |

12 | What are the defining characteristics of a type of relationship? How do we best measure and interpret them? |

13 | How can I use my understanding of lines to solve systems of equations? What more do I need to know? |

14 | What ways can I measure this? What's the best way? |

15 | How can I use mathematical language to describe this situation? |

16 | What does this number mean, in this situation? |

17 | Which is more accurate in finding the measurement of an object: the use of direct measurement or the use of a formula? |

18 | What procedures need to be added to our "tool box" in order to solve problems? |

19 | How do pictures (graphs, polynomial and rational expressions) paint a thousand words? |

20 | What is known? What follows from that? |

21 | What does it mean when a decimal does not have an ending number? |

22 | How did western pioneers use math to create a new life and home? |

23 | How do we know that the Pythagorean Theorem works? What happens if the conditions are not met? |

24 | OAEQ4: Is this the most efficient and effective solution, given what I know, what I must assume, and where I am headed? |

25 | EQ1: In this situation, how does unit rate or percent help me make meaningful comparisons, weigh alternatives, or make predictions? |