Mathematics, Learning and Technology

What’s the question?

(This post is an update of my post from 2013 and now includes the more recent, excellent resource **Goal Free Problems** from Peter Mattock.)

Using diagrams as prompts like this is excellent for **Retrieval Practice**.

Seeing this well-received resource, **GCSE Question Prompts** on TES reminded me that I have successfully used this idea myself before. For example for GCSE revision I have given students **a selection of various triangle diagrams **and asked them what the question might have been. This proved to be a useful way of revising several topics – some of which students sometimes mix up! For several of these triangles there are many possibilities and students can be asked which lengths and / or angles they could work out.

Further excellent examples come from **Mark Greenaway** – GCSE Visual Prompts for both Higher and Foundation. Mark’s resources (Prompts 1) show the diagram first…

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