## How do you ask a question in math class?

Think about the questions that you ask in your math classroom….Help students learn to conjecture, invent and solve problems

- What would happen if ___?
- Do you see a pattern?
- What are some possibilities here?
- Where could you find the information you need?
- How would you check your steps or your answer?
- What did not work?

## How can questioning be used as a strategy for differentiation in the mathematics classroom?

Ask how and why questions to push thinking further. Ask students to cite more evidence or clarify reasoning. Ask one student to rephrase or add onto another student’s response. When one student provides an answer to a question, ask another student to explain how to determine the answer or why they agree or disagree.

**What are the questioning techniques?**

The 8 essential questioning techniques you need to know

- Closed questions (aka the ‘Polar’ question)
- Open questions.
- Probing questions.
- Leading questions.
- Loaded questions.
- Funnel questions.
- Recall and process questions.
- Rhetorical questions.

**How do you promote mathematical thinking?**

What the Teachers Recommend

- Build confidence.
- Encourage questioning and make space for curiosity.
- Emphasize conceptual understanding over procedure.
- Provide authentic problems that increase students’ drive to engage with math.
- Share positive attitudes about math.

### How are questioning techniques used in the classroom?

These questioning techniques are ones that I use time and again in my primary school lessons; the questioning examples given are drawn from maths but the principles apply across the curriculum. I am a Key Stage 2 teacher, but I’ve seen secondary colleagues use similarly questioning in the classroom techniques in Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4.

### Why do teachers use questioning to stimulate mathematical thinking?

The other reason is that the teachers have yet to develop a questioning style that guides, supports and stimulates the children without removing the responsibility for problem-solving process from the children. Within the context of open-ended mathematical tasks, it is useful to group questions into four main categories (Badham, 1994).

**What are focusing questions in a math class?**

A focusing question pattern blends information gathering, probing, reflection and justification. It involves asking students what they notice and encouraging them to communicate their thoughts clearly.

**What are the different types of mathematical questions?**

Types of Questions Within the context of open-ended mathematical tasks, it is useful to group questions into four main categories (Badham, 1994). These questions can be used be the teacher to guide the children through investigations while stimulating their mathematical thinking and gathering information about their knowledge and strategies.