Bloom's Taxonomy - Application Category

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Application Category Description:

In Bloom’s Taxonomy, the application level is where student moves beyond basic comprehension and actually begin to apply what they’ve learned. Students are expected to use concepts they’ve learned in new situations.

Application is the third level of the Bloom’s taxonomy pyramid. Even though it is just above the comprehension level, many teachers rarely move their students into this level.

Key Words for the Application Category:

apply, construct, demonstrate, manipulate, predict, show, solve, use

Examples of Questions for the Application Category:

  • Use a protractor to determine angles.
  • Predict what will happen to a candle if you put a bowl on top of it.
  • Apply the rule of 70 to determine how quickly your money will double at 6% interest.
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Kelly, Melissa. "Bloom's Taxonomy - Application Category." ThoughtCo, Feb. 21, 2017, Kelly, Melissa. (2017, February 21). Bloom's Taxonomy - Application Category. Retrieved from Kelly, Melissa. "Bloom's Taxonomy - Application Category." ThoughtCo. (accessed January 21, 2018).