One of the most challenging parts of teaching problem solving is encouraging students to not give up. One of the standards for mathematical practice in the Common Core references this:

#### CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP1 **Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.**

I was given a link to another blog with one possible strategy to address this. It’s called the “8Q5” approach. Rather than trying to explain it myself, here is the link to that article: https://problematizingmathteaching.com/2017/07/30/8q5-the-perseverance-project/

Check it out and let me know what you think!

Joanna Burt-KindermanAugust 6, 2017 at 5:33 pmThanks for the share, Brian! I’d love to have feedback from beyond the WV teachers I work with. Please get back to me with how 8q5 works (and how / where it doesn’t) so that we can continue conversation!

Joanna

Brian TwitchellAugust 6, 2017 at 7:10 pmHi Joanna

Sounds like a great idea – school starts for us in about 3 weeks, and I’m hoping to work with some of my teachers on problem solving to start the year, so we’ll see what happens!

Brian.