Wabash Valley Education Center

PD Pop: ~Asking the Right Questions for a Thinking Math Classroom (6-12) -Presented by Bill Reed

Are you struggling to ask good higher order thinking questions to elevate your instruction? Do you ask more Memory/Recall questions than Higher Order Thinking questions in your instruction, on quizzes, or tests? Are you struggling to formulate good Higher Order Thinking questions to get your students to think and understand? Join us to learn how to easily convert Memory/Recall questions into Higher Order Thinking (H.O.T.) questions. You will be provided with resources detailing how to easily formulate H.O.T. questions. Using Higher Order Thinking questions to get students to think, understand, and relate what you are teaching to past and future skills will be modeled. You will be shown how H.O.T. questions can be used in conjunction with shorter student assignments to accomplish more with less and support better and deeper understanding. You will receive valuable resources, activities, and ideas for increasing student performance using good higher order thinking questions. This session will be recorded and sent to registrants for 2 months after the live session.



Bill is a licensed Secondary Math Teacher who has taught at every level from 7th grade through Calculus at the community college level.  He was a classroom teacher for 30+ years in a combination of both Indiana and California. Bill has been a Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science State Finalist in both California and Indiana. After retiring from classroom teaching, he was the Secondary Math Specialist at the Indiana Department of Education and then a Regional Director for the Indiana GEAR UP Grant at Purdue University before joining the INcompassing Education team in 2021. He has developed and promotes parental, community, and technology involvement to improve student’s understanding and abilities in math. He enjoys working with others to make mathematics education fun, exciting, and enjoyable not having the negative connotation it usually receives.


Date: Tuesday, September 26, 2023
Time: 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM Eastern Time

Location: Virtual

PGP Points Awarded: 1


Cost: $50/Service Center Member or $100/District not belonging to a Service Center*

This session is WVEC Title 4 Eligible


*Cost of all workshops are based on membership in an Indiana Educational Service Center (ESC). Any registrants who are not members of an ESC in the state of Indiana will be required to pay the non-member fee.

**See cancellation policy below


Cancellation Policy

* Registrants who notify WVEC of their cancellation on or before the registration deadline date will not be required to pay the registration fee.
* Registrants who cancel after the registration deadline but before the workshop date or call to cancel on the day of the workshop will pay 50% of the registration fee.
* Registrants who neglect to call or notify the WVEC of their cancellation will be responsible for paying the full fee.
* On official school corporation weather-related cancellation days, registrants will not be required to pay registration fees.


Registration open through 9/26/2023 11:45 AM EST

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Wabash Valley Education Center
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West Lafayette, IN 47906