Implementing Extended Tasks: Developing Perseverance

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  • 1 Department of Mathematical Sciences at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro
  • 2 Rutherford County Schools, Tennessee
  • 3 Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro

Encouraging students to persevere in problem solving can be accomplished using extended tasks where students solve a problem over an extended time. This article presents a structure for use of extended tasks and examples of student thinking that can emerge through such tasks. Considerations for implementation are provided.

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Encourage students to persist in problem solving through a structure of extended tasks.

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