Two Questions to Change the Way Your Students See Maths

These are questions that will help your students deal with uncertainty, cope with challenge, and be persistent. And they’re questions that can be used by any learner – no matter their age or the mathematical content they’re tackling.

How to use questions to inspire mathematical thinking

Take a look at this puzzle. What do you think it might be about? Only the numbers 1 to 4 can be used. Now, look at the puzzle again and consider: does that change what might be going on? We’ll come back to this puzzle – and what it’s all about – in a bit. …