Start with the Answer (need fix)

A question is open when it is framed in such a way that a variety of responses or approaches are possible.  You can often transform a traditional closed question into an open question by giving the answer and asking students to supply examples that satisfy the answer.

Consider the following questions:

  1. Find the mean of 5, 11, 7 and 1.
  2.  I have four numbers with an average of 6.  What might the numbers be?
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  • What kinds of responses might each of the questions yield?
  • What might the students learn from answering each question?
  • What might the teacher learn from how the students answer each question?

Is there a way hover over the above questions to show answers?

Fix the functions table below

Here are some more examples:

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What is the slope of y = 2x + 4? A linear function has a slope of 2,
what might its equation be?
Is this a graph of an increasing or decreasing function?Draw several examples of increasing and
decreasing graphs.
How can you tell which is which?
Find and label the x and y intercepts on the graph.A function has an x intercept of 2, what might the equation be? Show the graph for some of your examples?