Even if students are developing useful strategies for problem solving, they can be easily discouraged if they don’t see immediate, good results.

  • Emphasize that the most important part of problem solving is the process, not the result.
  • Make the connection between strategies for problem solving and algorithms explicit! Students need to be able to reflect on how they solve problems in order to develop better solutions, and those solutions are algorithms.

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Interview with Solomon Russell