Productive Struggle in Action

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Katherine Baker Elon University in Elon, North Carolina

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Victoria R. Jacobs University of North Carolina, Greensboro

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Productive struggle is an essential part of mathematics instruction that promotes learning with deep understanding. A video scenario is used to provide a glimpse of productive struggle in action and to showcase its characteristics for both students and teachers. Suggestions for supporting productive struggle are provided.

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This essential part of mathematics instruction promotes learning with deep understanding.

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