**Nurturing Persistent Problem solvers: The Red Box**Problem solving lies at the center of what it means to do mathematics, and few meaningful problems can be solved without persistence.

**Nurturing*** What strategies encourage persistence in students with little experience in Problem Solving?

* What guidance and support do you provide when students struggle in solving problems?

* What guidance do you withhold?

* How do you establish classroom norms and promote equity while nurturing persistent problem solvers?

**Persistence*** How do you foster students'mathematical risk taking as they embark on solving problems?

* What types of problems or activities engage your students and inspire persistence? How do you find or create these

* How do you balance individual perserverance and group collaboration?

**Problem solving*** How do you help your students develop a problem solving process?

* What technology tools do you use or provide to assist students in solving problems?

* How do you assess your students' problem-solving skills?

* What research helps mathematics teachers nurture persistent problem solvers?