Emphasize rationale over accuracy to help students understand the overarching concepts, instead of the low-level details.

  • If an answer is incorrect, ask the student to explain why they think a certain approach is correct to determine where the misunderstanding lies.
  • When explaining mistakes, focus specifically on the incorrect step a student takes instead of on the whole process.
    • This will help your students feel more confident in their overall abilities.

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