A productive struggle in math can help students feel engaged and hit the target of their math achievement.

How a productive struggle motivates students in math


If you're unfamiliar with the concept of a productive struggle, read on to learn how it can engage students and promote better achievement in math

While parts of the education system have incorporated tailored methods to keep students engaged, mathematics is often still taught in traditional, non-differentiated ways. For example, many math lessons focus on teaching the one correct path to reach the one right answer to a problem. Memorizing formulas and drilling in the “proper” approach through repetition too often take precedence over conceptual understanding and experiencing multiple strategies, both of which are important
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