# 204

Curriculum Designer interview questions shared by candidates

## Top Interview Questions

Sort: Relevance|Popular|Date
Curriculum Designer was asked...February 25, 2016

### Logic Question: I have just placed an item into one of three boxes: a gold box, a silver box and a lead box. Each box has an inscription. Only one of the inscriptions is true. The inscriptions are: Gold box: The item is not in the silver box. Silver box: The item is not in this box. Lead box: The item is in this box. Which box has the item?

It has to be in the silver box. Gold Box: This is the true statement. It's in the silver box. Silver: False statement Lead: False statement Took me awhile to think about it. I wonder how long you have on the questions. Less

It is in the gold box, otherwise all the statements are false.

The silver one correct?

### Three boxes in a room, a key is in one of them. The gold box has "the key is in the gold box" written on it. The bronze box has "the key is NOT in the gold box" written on it. The silver box has "the key is NOT in the silver box" written on it. Exactly ONE of these statements is true. In which box is the key?

I said silver because it's in the silver

### asked me to explain how i would teach a particular standard in pre-calculus.

i explained the process

### Can you guide us through your thought process in giving this answer? (on a task I completed weeks earlier)

(Too complex to write here, but I felt grilled and criticized about my choices. A much better approach on their part would have been to tell me their thinking about it instead of trying to make me guess and hit a target of something specific they wanted to hear.) Less

### How would you explain how to add 1/4 + 3/8 to a struggling student? (in the context of getting a question wrong on the website)

bar models alongside the fractions to illustrate the need for common denominators Less

### How do you handle your plans for the day having to change in response to something that comes up?

That's what I do every day now, so that's not a problem.

I described my various approaches I've used for teaching at college level.

### What is one of the most important things an instructor can practice to be effective?

Student engagement. If an instructor wants to impart knowledge successfully, they must do more than just talk at students and expect them to retain information. Make instruction relatable and even entertaining to retain their attention. Less

### Asked me to do a brain teaser (mostly to hear me think out loud, I believe)

I knew this was coming based on what I read of other interviews, but there was no way to really prepare for it or completely describe it. I struggled a bit but tried not to get flustered. Less