The Think Puzzle Explore routine invites students to:
This routine also sets the stage for deeper inquiry.
Read a blog post I wrote: Why bother to think puzzle explore?
In this routine, students are generally sharing their thinking at each step along the way before moving on to the next one. This allows the class to build on the group's thinking and often results in richer discussions.
It can be very useful to document the thinking at each stage, although this is not always necessary. If you are wanting to document thinking as your students engage with the routine Think Puzzle Explore then this template may be useful.