Teaching students to recognize the structures of algebraic representations helps them transfer solution methods from familiar to unfamiliar problems. When students learn these structures, they can connect what is similar among them and have greater success in simplifying and solving algebra problems. However, research shows that students develop deeper conceptual understanding and Mathematical Flexibility when they engage in exploratory problem-solving and productive failure before direct instruction.
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Learn how Math Shake provides general problem structures to support student problem solving. By having the overall outline of an equation, students can practice and develop their abilities to convert word problems into mathematical equations.