In this blog post, instructional coach David Ginsburg challenges the notion that students always should use a pencil in math class. He notes that giving students the choice to use a pen or pencil can help them learn from their mistakes. "Let's give students opportunities to make thoughtful decisions that serve their needs as learners, informed by their experiences rather than our biases," he writes. "And let's help them by focusing on what's in their heads, not what's in their hands."
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