# Problem solving (MP1, MP6)

## The Standards for Mathematical Practice as Cross-Curricular Thinking Skills Template

A template for educators to reflect on ways they can integrate the Standards for Mathematical Practice across the curriculum.

SOURCE: WestEd

## Encouraging Effort through Feedback

A sixth-grade math teacher shares her approach to feedback in the classroom and its effect on her students.  She shares her enthusiasm as a complex instructor and speaks about giving specific feedback on effort and performance, rather than general praise without direction and follow up.

SOURCE: Doing What Works

## The Nature of Prescriptive Feedback (Part 2)

Dr. Carol Dweck, from Stanford, is a leader in the research on effective feedback for students. In this video describes how prescriptive, informational feedback might be used.

## The Nature of Prescriptive Feedback (Part 1)

Dr. Carol Dweck, from Stanford, is a leader in the research on effective feedback for students. In this video she describes the research on the effects of prescriptive, informational feedback and provides some examples of such feedback.

## Prescriptive Feedback

This overview discusses the effect proper feedback has on self-confidence, learning goals, and knowledge & skills.  Focusing feedback on effort rather than performance is critical.

SOURCE: Doing What Works

## Alternating Worked Examples With Practice

This multimedia overview explains how alternating worked examples with opportunities for problem solving improves student learning.

Source: Doing What Works

## Key Concepts in Alternating Worked Examples With Practice

Listen to Dr. Ken Koedinger talk about how alternating examples with practice improves students' problem-solving strategies.

Featuring: Ken Koedinger, Carnegie Mellon University

Source: Doing What Works

## Making and Using Fraction Strips

Watch how a third-grade teacher introduces unit fractions through a game that involves “covering up” a unit with fractional parts. Directions for two variations of the game are included in Fraction Strip Game: Cover Up.

SOURCE: Doing What Works