How Do We Create Powerful and Patient Problem Solvers?

Allison Zmuda with Dan Meyer and Sanjoy Mahajan

pic Many math teachers find themselves on the horns of a dilemma. On one hand they feel the need to teach mathematics skills one at a time, detached from practical application. On the other hand they are often frustrated by student's inability to analyze problems, think creatively about solutions and patiently persevere through the problem solving process. In this segment we look to understand the roots of the problem and potential solutions.

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