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Thoughts on Education

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 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?