Math Questions

Before Answering a Problem

  • What information in the problem is NOT important in finding a solution?
  • -What is the question in this problem?
  • -How can I represent this problem using real-life applications?
  • -How can I represent this problem using manipulatives?
  • -How can I be certain there is enough information to solve this problem?
  • -What is the first step I should take in solving this problem?
  • -How can I evaluate this problem to determine what information is important in solving it?  
  • -Does it make sense to solve this problem by creating a picture or diagram?  Why or why not?
  • -What rules or algorithms can I apply to this problem?
  • -Does it make sense to solve this problem by writing an equation?  Why or why not?
  • -Using my knowledge of mathematics, how can I estimate a solution to this problem?
  • -Which strategy makes the most sense in solving this problem: drawing a picture, guessing and checking, finding a pattern, or writing an equation?
  • -Does it make sense to solve this problem by guessing and checking?  Why or why not?
  • -What is essential information can I identify in this problem?
  • -What patterns exist in this problem that might help me in solving it?
  • -Does it make sense to solve this problem by finding a pattern?  Why or why not?

After Answering a Problem

  • How can I describe my solution to this problem in three steps?
  • -How is this problem like and unlike other problems I have solved?
  • -How can I use my knowledge of mathematics to predict a set of incorrect solutions to this problem?
  • -How can I use my knowledge of mathematics to check my procedures for solving this problem?
  • -How can I solve this problem another way?
  • -Can I prove that this problem cannot be solved using the information given?  How?
  • -What are likely errors people might make in solving this problem?
  • -How can I be certain that my answer makes sense?
  • -How can I describe my solution to this problem in five steps?
  • -What math concepts can I apply to this problem?
  • -How can I clearly explain my solution to a friend? 
  • -Do I require additional information to solve this problem?  What information?
  • -How can I create a problem like this one that is more difficult to solve?
  • -How can I create a problem like this one that is easier to solve?
  • -How can I represent this problem using real-life applications?
  • -What number relationships are important in this problem?
  • -How can I clearly explain my solution using math symbols?
  • -How can I check to be certain my answer is correct?
  • -How can I use my knowledge of mathematics to check the accuracy of my computations?
  • -Using my knowledge of number sense, how can I check to see if my solution is reasonable?
  • -What similar problem can I create?
  • -How can I clearly explain my solution in writing?
  • -How can I represent this problem using manipulatives?
  • -What rule or procedure can I suggest after solving this problem?
  • -How can I be certain that my answer is correct?
  • -What math vocabulary can I apply to this problem?
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