At Northbridge, teachers use purposeful questions to guide the units of learning in all subject areas. Questioning is an important aspect of inquiry learning. A thoughtful question has the power to challenge our thinking to a higher level.
According to Cecil & Peifer (2011), inquiry learning gives students chances to solve real-world problems by asking and answering authentic questions. However, coming up with an effective question is not always an easy task.
When your child needs help in mathematics try one of these questions below, suggested by Jo Bohler:
Questions to ask your child which will enrich his or her sensical thinking:
How did you get this answer? (ask for both correct and incorrect answers)
Can you try a different way of solving this?
What is important about this work?
Would this method still work with different numbers?
How could you draw this problem/question?