Creative Math Prompts

Jerry Burkhart

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Creative Math Prompts

5280 Math's Creative Math Prompts are images that contain the seeds of a deep, open-ended math investigation. Students and teachers use the prompts to generate their own observations and questions to explore. Creative Math Prompts develop mathematical creativity along with problem-solving and reasoning skills. They lead to questions around specific mathematical content goals while simultaneously addressing broader goals of mathematical inquiry. The investigations often have no clear endpoint, because there are always more questions to ask! A single prompt may lead to investigations that last days, weeks, or even months.


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