Tangible vs. Conceptual Assignments


Tangible vs. Conceptual Problems
Identify/Generate the principle
Time: 20 minutes

After you've introduced the idea of tangible and conceptual problems, ask students to decide whether these assignments call for tangible or conceptual problem statements. Distribute the assignments; ask students to mark them, then share results as a class.
 
Next, ask students to read the problem statements written in response to the assignments. Talk about the dangers of turning conceptual problems into tangible problem statements.
 
Scroll down for the assignments & problem statements, and an answer key.