Walking Away from a Mathematics Problem Is OK

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  • 1 The Discovery School, Jacksonville, FL

Providing students the autonomy and choice to learn when productive struggle becomes unproductive is a core teaching belief in the author’s classroom. This article tells the story of one student’s ability to know and express when his frustration was too great and how he chose to walk away from his work and return the next day.

Mathematics Teacher: Learning and Teaching PK-12
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