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Problem of the month
by Svein Arne Sikko - Sunday, 6 December 2015, 3:06 PM
 

Discussions about Problem of the month.

If you have any comments, ideas or questions related to earlier Problems of the Month, please feel free to add to this forum.

 
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PoM November 2015: Design
by Svein Arne Sikko - Friday, 30 October 2015, 3:52 PM
 
  1. Do you think we should give students choices to choose tasks or they should do the one the teacher chose?
  2. Have you observed any gender related issues when students decided to chose among these three tasks? If so how have you approached to these issues?

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PoM December 2015: Do we know how much and what we eat?
by Svein Arne Sikko - Sunday, 6 December 2015, 3:05 PM
 

What consequences does this task initiate?

What help do students need to solve this task?

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PoM January 2016
by Svein Arne Sikko - Tuesday, 2 February 2016, 3:16 PM
 
  1. What skills did students develop through these problems?
  2. What were their main difficulties when working on a problem with multiple solutions?
  3. What support did they need to develop their designs and how was this provided?
  4. Did they show any difficulties with the inquiry approach?
  5. How were they encouraged to think widely about possible solutions and make decisions?
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PoM February 2016
by Svein Arne Sikko - Tuesday, 2 February 2016, 3:17 PM
 
  1. What skills did students develop through this problem?
  2. How do you know when you have given the students too much help/ too little? Or too quickly?
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PoM March 2016: Chicken egg
by Svein Arne Sikko - Tuesday, 1 March 2016, 1:21 PM
 
  1. Are there any other ways to characterize a healthy egg?
  2. What challenges do you face in guiding or scaffolding the students in an unstructured problem like this?
  3. How do you know when you have given the students too much help/ too little? Or too quickly?
  4. How can you help the students in making the tests fair, reliable and accurate?
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PoM April 2016: Routing school buses
by Svein Arne Sikko - Thursday, 7 April 2016, 3:14 PM
 
  1. How could this task be related to the World of Work?
  2. What kind of students’ skills does this task improve?