By Dan Meyer
Alan November, in a workshop with teachers in Hong Kong where I found myself kind of randomly today:Give your students two sites that offer two competing versions of the truth. Have them determine which one is true.Assign one student each day the role of official researcher. Henceforth, whenever a question arises, the researcher answers it, not the teacher. Students eventually start asking more researchable questions more often.Come into class with your own research question. Tell the class you need someone on the planet who knows more than you do about it. Have them find that person.
I like the list. How adaptable are these items to a mathematics classroom?"