Beyond You Can Do It: Supporting Productive Struggle in Mathematics

Do your students give up easily when faced with challenging problems? Do they become frustrated if they don’t easily “get” the answer to a math task? This webinar will address Productive Struggle – what it is, why it is important to students mathematical learning and how we can support productive struggle for each and every student in our classroom. We will explore the characteristics of tasks that support productive struggle, identifying unproductive struggle that leads to frustration, how to gauge the how much support to provide and what actions you can take to create a culture of productive struggle in your classroom.

Presenter: Kit Luce

Audience: Grades 2-8