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        Overview: Characteristics of Good Problems

        Examine what makes a problem good in this video from Keep Going! Problem solving centers around productive struggle. According to expert educators, problems that are worth working on require students’ concentration, time, and adjustments in their thinking, process, and application. The best problems are task-oriented and relevant to students. They come from teachers' knowledge of their students and curriculum. They also reflect teachers' willingness to adapt the design of the problem to specific needs of the class. "Low-entry, high-ceiling" problems can be used with all levels of students. These are problems that offer multiple entry points and can be solved using different strategies. This video provides context about implementing Common Core Standard #1 for Mathematical Practice: "Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them" in your classroom practice.

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