Amazing effect of more than one right answer

Three different numbers written on sticky notes

Recently a Year 4 teacher said in a follow-up training session that she’d tried the game Odd One Out. She’d used it as a starter for a Maths lesson, using three numbers.

She had her own idea of which number was the odd one out. But she said to the class, There isn’t just one right answer. This changed everything. Children who never talked, talked; children who were often disengaged, engaged. The children’s logical justifications were incredible… the teacher couldn’t believe it.

Another reminder of the power of open questions.