During the fall of 2003, our group was learning about the Hatsumon
technique. A Hatsumon is a technique from Japanese lesson study
which aims to stimulate the students thinking. The hatsumon is a "hook" designed
to spark the curiosity about the lesson. It should be a "guiding question" for
the particular topic.
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We were experimenting as a group with that technique in our own classes but in a modified form,
where the hook up questions would spark the interest about the course and not for a particular
lesson. The following examples are not tested but my own "exercices" in getting aquainted with
the technique. They are untested yet in the "field". |
In the fall of 2003, I had been teaching
linear algebra. I chose as a Hatsumon the
Good will hunting problem,
(posed in the
introductory meeting). The problem is of course too hard, but it appeared to me as one good motivation
to learn linear algebra. There are