Using Rich Problems to Reach All Learners


Introduction Menu | Strategies

How to make a problem more challenging:

Provide less scaffolding, fewer intermediate steps.

Turn questions inside out; involve inverse procedures.

Have students write variations of the problem, or similar problems.

Encourage more sophisticated representation.

Provide/encourage more sophisticated technology.

Generalize a rule.

Encourage extensions and further investigations.

Use more challenging numbers.

Introduction Menu | Strategies

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