Using Higher-Order Questions to Help Student Build Explanations

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Using Higher-Order Questions to Help Student Build Explanations

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Using Higher-Order Questions to Help Student Build Explanations

This overview of using higher order questions explains how such questioning can improve comprehension of complex ideas in math and other subject areas.  Asking students to provide explanations that move beyond facts encourages deeper reasoning and a focus on process.

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Mathematics
Standards for Mathematical Practice
Reasoning & explaining (MP2, MP3)
All grades