Getting Started Questions
What are you being asked to find or do?
What information do you already know?
What terms do you understand/ not understand?
What similar problems have you solved that could help?
Where can you begin your work?
How can you organize what you know to help you get started?
How can you organize what you know to help you do your work?
Can you make a drawing or diagram (model) to explain your thinking?
What are some other possibilities?
What would happen if…?
Can you describe an approach or plan you can use to solve this part?
What do you need to do next?
Do you see any patterns or relationships that will help solve this part?
How does this relate to…?
Can you make a prediction (conjecture) and test it?
Why did you…?
What assumptions are you making?
Double Checking the Answer Questions
How did you arrive at your answer?
How could you convince me your answer makes sense?
What did you try that did not work?
Has the question been answered?
Tell me more.
Can you explain that in a different way?
Is there another possibility or strategy that would work?
Is there a more efficient method you can use?
Help me understand this part.
Success in school is tied to attendance, participation, involvement, time management, good study habits, a positive attitude and homework!
Three keys to helping students complete homework:
Ask to see what it is they are supposed to do.
Provide a quiet, calm, and undisturbed place for them to study.
I will be available before and after school many days if students fall behind, are confused, or just need a place to do school work but my official tutorial will be on Wednesdays.
4320 Newton Ave N Minneapolis, MN 55412
Telephone: 612.668.2000 | Fax: 612.668.1993