Incorporating Productive Struggle into Math Instruction

Learning math can be a disheartening experience for a lot of students. They may even conclude that they’re incapable of understanding math. “I’m just not a math person,” they’ll say with a sigh and shoulder shrug. Productive struggle helps to dispel the myth of the math person. Productive struggle is the deliberate process of grappling with mathematical concepts in an effort to understand them. As rote learning continues to come under scrutiny, productive struggle offers an alternative method that is creative, constructive, and meaningful.

With this PDF we will cover:

    • Interactive versus passive learning

    • What productive struggle is and what it is not

    • How STEMscopes busts the myth of some being "math people"

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