Thoughts on Education

May 25, 2015

My reply to Willingham, Part 2

# | Essential Question |
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1 | Creative Writing: How creative can I be? How creative should I be? |

2 | Writing Process: How can I adapt the writing process to make it work best for me? |

3 | Vocabulary: When does the creative use of vocabulary enhance my writing? When might it bother or confuse the reader? |

4 | What is the difference between a ÂgoodÂ translation and a merely correct translation of the words? |

5 | How am I supposed to feel after reading/hearing these words? Does my reaction fulfill the author's purpose? |

6 | Why write? What makes writing worth reading? |

7 | How can I use my knowledge of the structure of language to write more effectively? |

8 | What do good readers do? |

9 | What makes an advertisement effective? |

10 | What is the purpose for research? |

11 | What do BOOK CLUBS look, sound, and feel like? |

12 | How does a number help me to run a efficient home? |

13 | How do we make trends and predictions for the future and know that they have validity? |

14 | 2. What group does this belong in? |

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

16 | Are any mathematical laws acting here? How can a little say a lot? |

17 | What, if anything, is the difference between mathematical truth and real-world truth? In what ways is math "real" and in what ways is it an idea? |

18 | Should I add or subtract here, or something else? How do I know? |

19 | How are angles/lines/shapes related? |

20 | How should I interpret the solution to a system of equations or inequalities? What does it mean when there is no solution? |

21 | Why should I choose polar coordinates over Cartesian for a problem - what are the advantages and disadvantages? |

22 | Do I have sufficient information to establish mathematical relationships? Solve for what I'm looking for? Prove this? |

23 | Can we truly sense reality? |

24 | EQ1: How can I effectively use statistical graphs and measures to give an accurate answer to a question about an imprecise situation? |

25 | EQ3: What responsibility does the government have in creating rules about immigration? |