Diagnostic Questions revisited

questionsIt was a couple of  weeks ago I wrote about Craig Barton’s and Simon Woodhead’s brilliant Diagnostic Questions site. At the beginning of November I wrote that there were in excess of 1300 questions, just a short time later there are over 1600 questions (September 2014 update – more than 2500) – brilliant! There are some fantastic new questions – do explore all the recent additions.

I have been using this in class, with Year 7 we used some algebra questions; this led to some excellent discussions, not only did we discuss the right answers but all the wrong ones as well. We even decided on some alternative responses that could have been used. I feel a homework coming on here – we’ll write our own questions. Watch this space!
Update: Diagnostic Questions by Year 7.

It is now possible to download a quiz you have created and easily create a PowerPoint slideshow for offline use. I have created a slideshow with instructions:

Diagnostic questions download and create PowerPoint slideshow from Colleen Young

Craig has created this video giving a tour and commentary on the site:

4 comments on “Diagnostic Questions revisited

    • Sheila it works nicely on my Nexus7 (Android) and I can quote Craig here ‘If you have a stylus, the pen tool works very nicely on tablets for creating questions.’ I have not seen it on other tablets but I’m sure has been designed with tablets in mind.

      The quiz downloads give you a zipped file of all the images, each in JPG file format so you can then use those with any appropriate software.

  1. Will check it out. Thanks Colleen

    Annette Rhodes Head of School Astley Community High School Elsdon Avenue Seaton Delaval NE25 0BP 0191 2371505

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