Today, I started building Polya’s problem solving methodology by applying a strategy from SVMI called Three Reads with Understanding the Problem. I only wanted to introduce the topic. Over the next few days, I will be introducing the other elements of the methodology and using them to solve a problem of the month. The second part of the lesson was to go through three questions shared by Fawn Nguyen on twitter a couple of weeks ago.
I introduced the questions one at a time with students getting the next question after the previous was completed. Engagement was close to 100% all day. These are truly fantastic questions. Next time, I think I would break them into chunks and talk about each one after students struggled for an appropriate amount of time. Each question has imbedded many opportunities for diagnostic evaluation. A class discussion will uncover even more.