Open Ended Questions Why are they important?
How do I create “good” questions?
How do I use open questions in my classroom?
How do I assess student work?
Open Ended Questions Examples: 1. Traditional Closed Question: Multiply 7 x 8 Made into a Closed Real problem. I went to the zoo yesterday and saw 7 cages with 8 birds in each. How many birds were there in total? Made into an Open Problem. I went to the zoo yesterday and saw cages with birds. There were 8 birds in each cage. How many birds might there have been in total? (Extension: Draw a picture showing your answer). 2. Traditional Closed Question: Divide 2 into 24 Made into a Closed Real problem. I want to share $24 equally between two people. How much money do they each get? ? Made into an Open Problem. I want to share $24 equally among my friends. How much does each person receive? 3. Traditional Closed Question: Subtract 35 from 64 Made into a Real Problem. I had 64 eggs and 35 of them hatched. How many have not hatched yet? Made into an Open Problem. I had 64 eggs and some of them hatched. How many may not have hatched yet if just over half have hatched?
4. Traditional Closed Question: What is ½ of 12 Made into a Real Problem. I have 12 jellybeans and half are red. How many are red?? Made into an Open Problem. Half of my jellybeans are red. Draw a picture of my jellybeans.
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