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I don't think that "hard" and "easy" are the right categories when it comes to answer the question: "What kind of problems do you learn most from?" Indeed "hard" and "easy" are really subjective and many people might find "hard" the "easy" problems I learn most from and vice versa. Since I guess that purpose of the question is giving students problems from ...


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One way to address this issue is with more open-ended problems that have a "low floor" (easy entry) and "high ceiling" (hard aspects that can be addressed but don't need to be). Sometimes this comes in a series of related problems. See the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival activities for many great examples (click on 'activities library' for a pdf). ...


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I think a lot of people here and in research mathematics overemphasize the value of harder problems, discovery learning, etc. It appeals to them since they are the tip of the spear in intellect. And it's more intrinsically interesting to someone who already knows the stuff (them). Also many of them have never done sports coaching and learning the benefit ...


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