10 Ways to Use Polls in Your Classroom

| June 22, 2018

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Get students to decide how they’d like to see a problem solved. Of course, this is contingent upon the fact that there really are multiple ways to solve a problem. In advanced STEM subjects, there often are. This can help you identify what confuses students more, and direct your efforts accordingly.

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