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Looking for some tips on how to improve problem solving while increasing student perseverance in the classroom? This freebie gives you some ready-to-use tips as well as a high quality math problem for you to try with your own students!
Teaching students to persevere may be one of the most valuable skills we give them as mathematicians--but it is a skill that DOES need to be explicitly taught. This problem is perfect to use as a class warmup or for small groups to really get that accountable math talk going. Teaching tips are included and this free task is provided in a full page version that allows students to write about their thinking as well as a version with 6 per page for a low ink, low paper alternative that can be cut and glued into notebooks.
Like what you see? This freebie is a small representation of what you can get in my "Digging Deeper into Problem Solving: A Resource to Teach Perseverance". Your students will learn to LOVE the challenge and you can change their beliefs about what it means to be "Good At Math!"
You might also be interested in my many other word problem sets, open ended math challenges, and other products geared at pushing students' mathematical thinking. Here are a few to get you started!
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