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1. when did you the read you think headline? What

2. your mind word are images 'decimal'? hear the in you What when

3. How point? useful decimal the is

4. point you decimal Are so that surprised the is new?

5. 'Which British American Maths' best? English. is 'math' is is English;

6. astrology? you are How interested in

7. maths? at useful is How good being

8. Which more important, or is astrology astronomy?

9. of think What do you horoscopes?

10. the stars you What do about know planets? and

11. article? like you reading Did this

12. think word 'point'? you the when of you do hear What

13. read? do you about you what think What

14. decimal What like be would point? without a life

15. How astronomy? is important

16. do often decimal you use How points?

17. are important mathematicians? How

18. the do know and you What Islamic about maths world?

19. why? adjectives best describe story, three and What this

20. ask you questions like mathematician? a What to would

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Decimal Point - The 20 Questions

STUDENT A's QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)
  1. What did you think when you read the headline?
  2. What images are in your mind when you hear the word 'decimal'?
  3. How useful is the decimal point?
  4. Are you surprised that the decimal point is so new?
  5. 'Maths' is British English; 'math' is American English. Which is best?
  6. How interested are you in astrology?
  7. How useful is being good at maths?
  8. Which is more important, astrology or astronomy?
  9. What do you think of horoscopes?
  10. What do you know about the stars and planets?

STUDENT B's QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)
  1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
  2. What do you think of when you hear the word 'point'?
  3. What do you think about what you read?
  4. What would life be like without a decimal point?
  5. How important is astronomy?
  6. How often do you use decimal points?
  7. How important are mathematicians?
  8. What do you know about maths and the Islamic world?
  9. What three adjectives best describe this story, and why?
  10. What questions would you like to ask a mathematician?

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