Here are a few great questions that popped up, either verbally or on the Today’s Meet backchannel:
How often do you do these problems?
I tried to demonstrate over the course of our workshop that “these problems” tend to vary in size and scope. A problem like the ticket roll, which has all three acts and several possible solution methods, might take one or two hours, whereas a problem like Amazon or Jim’s Demerits might just be a brief opener problem.
I tended to do the briefer exercises and opener problems once or twice a week. I’d facilitate longer problems as chapter closers or openers — once every two weeks or thereabouts.
Likewise, what will this typically look like when first implemented?
I like Scott Farrar’s response:
2 years ago: I did 2 of these in the whole year. 1 year ago: I did four. This year my goal is ten.
I like the idea of using act 1 as a reason why we are learning stuff. And we could come back to it throughout the unit.
Do you have a library of perplexing prompts by subject??
That’s somewhere near the top of my to-do list. You want mine. I want yours. There’s no reason we shouldn’t both benefit from each other’s hard work.