I love using open ended questions and challenging my students to use various strategies and problem solving skills to find answers in maths.
Today I used one and had a fantastic math lesson! All my students were engaged and focused on getting as many answers as they could. They were also have great discussions about what strategies each was using and lots of peer teaching on how to add money was going on! One of those lessons that makes you as a teacher feel very successful and just proud of your students!
I wanted to share the lesson, as it was simple and easy to do at any time!
I had a fellow teacher tell me about a game she had played where she put 3 coins in her hand and asked her students to ask questions to work out what coins she had. I loved the idea and wanted to take it further so I developed the below open ended question.