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Grant Wiggins

May 25, 2015
My reply to Willingham, Part 2

In part 1 of my reply to Willingham’s article on reading comprehension strategies published recently in the Washington Post, I …

25 Essential Questions

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# Essential Question
1 Journalism: Which events should be publicized through news stories? Which should remain private? How can I make that decision?
2 Economics: Which goods and services should the government provide? Who should decide? Who should pay?
3 How do proficient speakers negotiate meaning?
4 What can I understand about the author and the text through his/her choice of language?
5 What can I learn from trying to understand the values of others?
6 How can I respond in a smart way to what I read and hear?
7 How can I make a difference in others' lives through powerful story telling?
8 How will reading and thinking in a deeper way increase my chances of being able to back up what I say?
9 What story does the graph tell? Which type of graph will make my point?
10 How do polynomials represent real-world phenomena and situations?
11 How will my cooperation with other students affect my grade this year?
12 What does this number mean? What else could mean the same thing?
13 What design problems can be best solved by conic sections?
14 How does a number (and operations involving such numbers) look? What do numbers (and operations involving these numbers) represent?
15 To what extent are our actions with numbers governed by properties? (In an operation involving multiple operations, which operation do I do first?)
16 What group does this belong in?
17 How do polynomials represent real world situations and phenomena?
18 What is a reasonable answer? Does my solution work out in a real-world context?
19 How can I represent a large object accurately on paper or in a small model? How can I make larger representations of small objects?
20 Why are mathematical definitions and laws necessary?
21 In analytical reasoning/ proof, how does my choice of axes and units affect my analysis/ proof?
22 How did western pioneers use math to create a new life and home?
23 How can I use previously proven facts about triangles to develop new techniques and rules?
24 What makes a research topic good or bad?
25 EQ1: How does math make me financially savvy?