This is the program for the 2010 Joint Statistical Meetings in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Activity Number: 404
Type: Topic Contributed
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 : 2:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Sponsor: ASA-MAA Joint Committee on Undergraduate Statistics
Abstract - #307768
Title: Ask Good Questions
Author(s): Patricia B. Humphrey*+ and John D. McKenzie, Jr.*+ and Edward Mansfield*+ and Tom Short*+
Companies: Georgia Southern University and Babson College and The University of Alabama and John Carroll University
Address: Department of Mathematical Sciences, Statesboro, GA, 30460-8093, Mathematics and Science Division, Babson Park, MA, 02457-0310, ISM Department, Tuscaloosa, AL, , Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University Heights, OH, 44118,
Keywords: Statistics Education ; Assessment ; Classroom methods ; Communication ; Inspiration ; Motivation

As the winner of a national Mathematical Association of America Teaching award, in January 2010, Allan Rossman gave a presentation at the Joint Mathematical Meetings titled "Ask Good Questions. He encouraged educators to ask good questions to encourage students to develop their own understanding of concepts, capture their interest, promote learning and focus attention on valued skills for assessment, as well as encourage them to ask their own questions. Building on Allan's presentation, this panel will discuss characteristics that make questions good and distinguish them from bad questions, how to assess a question, how to modify a "bad" question to make it into a good one, and how to effectively integrate good questions into a classroom.

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