Research suggests promoting deeper, more sustained learning by having students participate in a routine of problem-solving followed by instruction. By actively engaging students in problem-solving and discussion, this instructional routine can help them understand and remember mathematics concepts.
This whitepaper examines:
- How problem-based instructional routines that promote engagement can help increase student understanding and retention of mathematics concepts
- Think–Share–Compare: a practical, easy to implement, research-based instructional routine
- The roles of the teacher and student within each phase of the Think–Share–Compare instructional routine