Impossible Group Questions

Pupils are in small groups.

Set a puzzle that is almost impossible to answer.

Allow groups to develop an answer with the goal of demonstrating reasoning skills, rather than ‘getting it right’.

Allow time for pupils to discuss.

Groups justify their answer.

Could also give the class time to ask the group questions to extend the activity.


Many thanks to the biology department for sharing this week’s teaching tip which links very well to the shared target.