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National Council of Teachers of Mathematics 2014 Annual Meeting and Exposition

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

126- Mathematical Perseverance: Instilling a Desire to Struggle in Solving Problems

Thursday, April 10, 2014: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
R01 (Convention Center)
Lead Speaker:
Elisabeth Jaffe
Ruth Cogan and Ashley Wegener

  • Grit Presentation.pdf (784.5 kB)

  • Students show they can persevere in their everyday lives, but when it comes to math problems, all too often they give up. We will discuss strategies to increase stamina, help students discover the value of the problem-solving process, and make students comfortable with not immediately having an answer.

    Presentation Format: 9-12 Session
    Grade Band Audience: 6 to 8, 9 to 12

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