• Question and Posing Problems

    What is it? – Finding problems to solve.

    Sounds like – “I wonder if…. How high can birds fly? How are these related to each other?”

    Looks like – Being curious and seeking answers.

    Feels like – If I ask the right questions I can figure out this question.

    Some students may be unaware of how asking questions help make sense of the world. They may not realize that questions vary in complexity, structure, and purpose. Students that are good at questioning and posing problems go beyond asking simple questions. When confronted with a discrepancy they have a strategy to search and find a solution. It is helpful to model how you pose problems and ask questions to solve complex problems.

    “The formulation of a problem is often more essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experiential skill….. To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advances.” Albert Einstein

    Information on Habits of Mind are taken from the book Habits of Mind by Costa and Kallick.