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Zahner, William; Dent, Nick – Mathematics Teacher, 2014
Sometimes a student's unexpected solution turns a routine classroom task into a real problem, one that the teacher cannot resolve right away. Although not knowing the answer can be uncomfortable for a teacher, these moments of uncertainty are also an opportunity to model authentic problem solving. This article describes such a moment in Zahner's…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Mathematics Skills, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction