Writing Word Problems

Math Blog

I thought that was an interesting post regarding how different wording in an question prompt will illicit different quality responses from students. It makes sense that a variation of the wording will make students think about answering in terms of what they a think the question is asking. That’s a truism common to all life right? I like how the blogger illustrates this by giving multiple interpretations of the same question. I think this sort of thing is exactly why they testing industry exists and needs to be examined even more. What’s the point of having students pass a test that was testing the wrong thing. Anyway, that is all. I just found it to be a nice thing to read on a Saturday morning.

-C.K

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