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How to Create and Use Open Questions in Math Class

How to Create and Use Open Questions in Math Class

Marian Small for Grassroots Workshops

Thu, July 1 2021 12:00 AM - Thu, June 30 2022 11:45 PM


  • Marian Small


If you’ve heard about open questions and have wanted to try them but aren’t sure how to get started, then this is the mini workshop for you. It’ll help you feel more confident using them with your students as well as creating your own open questions or adjusting ones you find.

We’ll begin by exploring why we should even be using open questions in math and why math isn’t just about getting answers to problems. Then we’ll talk about implementation including how you can use open questions to manageably differentiate instruction for all students, not just those that struggle. Next, we’ll discuss what to do after students answer the initial open question you present. Finally, we’ll share strategies for getting students and parents comfortable with open questions as well as how to turn your existing closed questions into open questions.

Event Notes

This course is hosted by Grassroots Workshops and is approved for Washington State Clock Hours through ESD 112. The course fee is $59, payable to Grassroots Workshops. Please visit Grassroots Workshops to find out more about the course, or to register.  

After you complete the course, you’ll receive a certificate of completion from Grassroots Workshops. To claim your clock hours through ESD 112, upload that certificate of completion and enter the claim code on pdEnroller’s Clock Hour page. 

Claim Code: DRB-F4O


  • Thu, July 1 2021 - Thu, June 30 2022
    12:00 AM - 11:45 PM


Registration is handled externally.

Professional Hours

Clock Hour Number: VAJ1399
2.00 Clock Hours $6.00