Productive Struggle in Mathematics

Full Description: 

Mathematical problems and puzzles that require commitment and perseverance to solve can help foster deep mathematics understanding in students. In this brief, the author describes factors that influence productive struggle, shares four examples of how teachers often respond to their students’ productive struggles, and offers four strategies to help teachers support their students in this form of learning.

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Publication Date: 

08/01/2015

Length: 

5 pp.
first page of research brief