Print materials

To get started, read the Module handbook.

Module handbook PDF* ( includes all the handouts below)
Introductory session guide PDF DOC
Into the classroom: lesson plan PDF DOC
Follow-up session guide PDF DOC
Handout 1 Thinking about why we ask questions PDF DOC
Handout 2 Comparing 'effective' and 'ineffective' questioning PDF DOC
Handout 3 Characteristics of effective questioning PDF DOC
Handout 4 Problems to try PDF DOC
Handout 5 Planning for effective questioning PDF DOC
Handout 6 Comments on the problems PDF DOC
Handout 7 Suggested further reading PDF DOC

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DOC files can be edited with Microsoft Word, OpenOffice and many other word processors - but we recommend that you use the PDF files for reliability unless you wish to customise the documents.

All Videos

About how many dentists are there in the UK?
Chris's lesson
Follow up session
Gwen's lesson
Into the Classroom
Introductory Session
Jeff's lesson
Teachers discuss effective questioning
Teachers reflect on their lessons

Large versions of the problems (for projection)

Sharing petrol costs PDF DOC Multiplication grids PDF DOC
Aircraft turn-round time PDF DOC

Run the software

Multiplication Grids

This requires Flash Player 7 (or later) which is available free from

Install the software on other computers

Each of the following contains all the computer-based problems for the five Professional Development modules.

Installer for Windows PCs (Installs everything to the 'Start' menu - no Flash Player needed)
Apple Mac version (OS X only, no Flash Player needed)
Run "offline" in a web browser (Any system with Flash Player 7 or later - copy the files to wherever you want them)


Please try out the software on the same computers which your students will be using well in advance of the lesson.