McCallum, W., & Gray, K. (2018, December 13). Goals Worth Struggling For. Retrieved February 27, 2019

How can teachers tell if a student struggling to solve a mathematics problem is productively moving toward a solution or just spinning their wheels? Teachers wrestling with the complex realities of productive struggle in the classroom must ask themselves important questions, such as what do I do if a student is completely stuck? What if they give up? What questions do I ask? Is there a time when just telling a student something is appropriate? How much help is too much or too little?

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