Coaching students to solve more in-depth math problems may be more beneficial in the long run than teaching numeracy skills, says Sam Vandervelde of the San Francisco-based Proof School. "I would rather a student occasionally spend several days wrestling with a single problem in this manner than forever plowing through more routine exercises," Vandervelde says.
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