Tip of the Week

November 11, 2019

Ask Questions That Push Beyond Rote Memorization

Go a step beyond quizzing your child on rote memorization. Ask questions that challenge your child to reflect more deeply. For example, rather than asking: “What are the steps of photosynthesis?” (a question that requires only rote recall), ask: “Explain the process of photosynthesis and why it’s important.” The second question requires higher-level thinking and better prepares your child for test questions that involve the application of concepts.