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Topic: Characteristics of problems that motivate discourse
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Re: Characteristics of problems that motivate discourse
Posted: Jun 8, 2001 11:05 AM
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I agree that the problem should be engaging for students. I think the
problem also needs to invite exploration, hopefully with several
possible approaches for solution. Exploring and trying different
ideas invites discussion, as does comparing different ways to arrive
at the solution. What should we try? Does this work? Is each valid?
How are they alike? How are they different? When I hear a student
say something like, "I'm not sure about that. You are going to have
to prove that to me," then I think I have been successful.

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