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NCTM 2015 Annual Meeting & Exposition

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

178- Desirable Difficulties: Is Easier Always Better?

Thursday, April 16, 2015: 12:30 PM-1:30 PM
Grand Ballroom D (Westin)


Lead Speaker:
Andy Isaacs
Deborah A Leslie


What kinds of difficulties are desirable? Can taking a test be a learning experience? Is spacing or massing practice better? Should teachers "be less helpful"? We describe research about desirable difficulties—learning experiences that are difficult but that result in increased learning—and how to implement them in your classroom.


Presentation Format: 3-5 Session


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