Problem Solving–Developing Disposition, Competence and Confidence
Students need to make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. Teachers’ instructional practices directly affect students’ confidence in their mathematical skills and their willingness to persevere to solve difficult problems. This full-day course provides teachers with a deeper look at building perseverance in problem solving and applying mathematics to everyday situations. Participants will learn strategies for engaging students in appropriate levels of constructive struggle, thus allowing all students to approach mathematics with confidence and competence. Teachers learn how to maintain the integrity of high-level tasks by structuring lessons to allow students to make connections and develop new mathematical knowledge.