Looking at our central idea (below), we came up with a lot of key concept enquiry questions we could explore and then as a whole class we decided on the following to give more focus to.
I love this strategy because it instantly makes our unit student-owned. We keep these displayed in our room and as we enquire throughout the unit, we keep referring back to these questions to check in what we have already discovered and what we should do to find out more about what we don't know well yet.
From this, each child also has gained a very clear direction and purpose of our maths unit. Throughout, the students are encouraged to think of activities we could do to find answers to these question and so, the unit becomes even more student-owned and enquiry-based.
Looking at these enquiry questions, we have a good and interested feeling about our new maths unit and that's a pretty great way to begin exploring new concepts.
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