Understanding the Problem- What does this mean?
- What do they want?
- Does it have to be that way?
- Do I need to figure that out?
- How does this situation work?
- Is there another way to think of it?
- How will I know if this is true?
- What is a good way to express that?
- When is this true?
From the strategies:- What guess can I make?
- How would I check if my answer was wrong?
- What makes this problem hard? How could I make this simpler?
- What must be true? What might be true? What can't be true?
- What are different ways I can represent this situation?
- What cases can I think of?
- What model can I make for this situation?
What am I missing? Am I done?:- How did I know that? Could it be different?
- What are the ways I know to get this kind of info or to do this? Have I really tried them all? Really?
- How might this be different than the kind of situation I've seen before? How would I deal with that or know if it matters?
- How does the stuff that I notice and wonder connect to what I have to figure out?
- Is there another way I could say what I'm trying to figure out, based on my noticings and wonderings?
- What do I need to figure out before I can solve the problem?
- What counts as an answer? Do I have an answer that is sort of good enough?
- What would it take to make it better?
Reflection questions:- What questions did you ask yourself that led to new ideas and things to do that helped you find a solution?
- What kinds of questions are those? Can you give them a name or organize them so that you remember to use them next time you need them?

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