Building struggle into lessons can help students learn better than using direct instruction, according to research, and Singapore's education system is investing in 'productive failure' to help its already high-achieving students.
Affluent families are seeking extracurricular math coaching that engenders a love of math starting at an early age. This focus is increasing the number of very high math achievers, but does little for the student without the means.
Many math teachers struggle to develop their students' mathematical reasoning skills. Two teachers take on some of the trickiest subjects, providing an example of how to let students lead math solutions.