- "By having students write word problems that encompass a variety of contextual situations, teachers gain insight into how students have interpreted a mathematical idea as well as their preferences for problem-solving strategies"
- "By having ELLs write their own word problems using situations familiar to them, as well as language they can manage, teachers can more easily assess their mathematical abilities."
- "As students share their word problems with the class and invite their peers to solve those problems, they're led into discussions, both in small groups and as part of a whole-class discussion, about the meaning of their problems and how best to solve them."
- "A problem-posing activity can bring in many forms of communication, such as writing, speaking, reading, and listening, which benefit not just ELLs but all students."
- 'Problem-posing activities' would be a great tool for the beginning of the year or as a preview at the beginning of a unit; also could be a alternative way to assess.
- This could go along with My Favorite No or error analysis
- Writing their own problems could be an example of application problems for students who are using INBs or formula sheets as a resource; takes the depth past just a procedure