Writing Prompt Ideas

The “Tell Me About” prompt is my go-to special writing prompt. I will choose one and throw it out to the class when it seems appropriate, I’m curious about something, etc.

“Tell Me About…”

  1. What was your most challenging topic so far? What did you learn from it?
  2. How has your math experience been different this year? Based on your experiences this year, how will you approach math next year?
  3. (after several months of weekly journal prompts…) Look back at your first few journal entries? What do you notice?
  4. How has the group dynamic impacted your approach to math?
  5. What have you (or the class) done this year to impact your critical thinking or problem solving skills? How can you continue that improvement next year?
  6. How do you think you are adjusting to the difficulty level of the class so far?
  7. Is there anything I can do to help you be a better student next week?
  8. For you, what was the most impactful moment (intellectually, emotionally, etc.) of this class, and why?

I love this quote from “Mean Girls” – because it applies to both math and life. Find another quote from a movie/tv show/book that could be applied to both math and life. Explain why it has meaning to you.

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This idea is so cool and so powerful – I’m adapting it to use with end of the year reflections with my classes:

What words of wisdom would you give to next year’s students?

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Twitter Inspirations

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Math Autobiography

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