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25 Essential Questions

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# Essential Question
1 Economics: Why do some economies succeed while others fail?
2 How can I best develop my ability to hear “chunks” of meaning, rather than only individual words?
3 What do good readers do? What do they do when they do not understand? How should I read different types of text?
4 How can I read like a writer and write like a reader?
5 How do I respond to literature? How might I respond differently in order to better understand and appreciate a text?
6 How do researchers gather information?
7 When I'm teaching someone about my topic, what should they come away knowing? Understanding better? Feeling? Imagining?
8 How do authors use words and images to achieve the effect they desire?
9 How can I make connections between my life, the details of the text, and my prior knowledge to more fully understand the author's ideas?
10 How can small moments have big effects on our feelings, thinking, and behavior?
11 How and why does algebra allow us to extend the meaning of number (from counting numbers to real numbers)?
12 Which algebraic representation of a shape is most useful to me in this situation?
13 How will I use Math in everyday life?
14 What should be measured and compared in order to solve this problem?
15 What kind of shape is this? How do I know?
16 How can I express this measurement so you know what I mean?
17 What different information can you find from equivalent forms of numbers and expressions? How can algebraic expressions be transformed?
18 How much is this, compared to that?
19 What if a different set of terms, axioms, and definitions about space were accepted as the starting point? (Which space? Which ones are useful?)
20 What are other ways to express this number? Which one should I use?
21 What is the best model for a relationship? Is it quadratic in nature, cubic, or something else?
22 What can be measured here? How can I measure it?
23 To what extent can I adapt an existing formula to meet this new situation? (How can we use basic formulas to calculate the areas and perimeters of the various results of intersecting lines and circles? How can we use similar triangles? )
24 EQ1: How can I read like a writer?
25 EQ1: Sometimes there is more than one way to express something; how do we know when one method is better than another?