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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    It seems like with math, there's only one right answer- so being wrong just inspires you to try again?

    • MariaDroujkova

      I like math activities with infinitely many answers...

    • Andrew Shauver

      I'm not sure if being wrong is inspirational necessarily. I think being wrong can often be discouraging, but I'd say that if you are still building your understanding of a topic, trying and getting a wrong answer might be a useful step toward the final goal of complete understanding.

      • Alessandra Rizzotti

        I think the way a teacher addresses "being wrong" can determine whether the student gets inspired to try again. In your case, by opening up discussions around the answers, that's how you inspire them/encourage!

    • Alessandra Rizzotti

      PS- I like your point about giving students the opportunity to think about their work and not just write an answer down and wait for judgement. "Instead, we should be showing our students that an answer on a page is the beginning of a conversation that ends with them learning something new. "