National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2013 Annual Meeting and Exposition

Please note: The NCTM conference program is subject to change.

129- Using Desirable Difficulties to Motivate Reasoning and Challenge Thinking

Thursday, April 18, 2013: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
401/402 (Convention Center)
Lead Speaker:
William R. Speer

  • 129 - Using Desirable Difficulties Abstract.pdf (71.7 kB)
  • 129 - Using Desirable Difficulties sample slides.pdf (4.9 MB)

  • Being good at math is not evidenced by what you know, but by what you do when you don’t know. Assist students in constructing and applying “new” knowledge in ways different from those in which it was first learned. Those who express reluctance to look at math in alternative ways may be signaling an unrecognized confusion that is already present.

    Presentation Format: 6-8 Session
    Grade Band Audience: Preservice and Inservice, 6 to 8
    Attribute: Learn <-> Reflect strand presentation

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