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Whether to tell students how difficult (you think) a problem is

In a setting where students aren't working from a book with these labels on questions, is it worthwhile for the instructor to indicate to students where the work they are asking them to do falls on a ...
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Whether to tell students how difficult (you think) a problem is

A Frame Challenge I think that the premise of the question is slightly flawed: I do not think that the distinction between "exercises" and "problems" is one of difficulty—an ...
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Whether to tell students how difficult (you think) a problem is

Donald Knuth certainly thought so: he graded the exercises in his monumental work The Art Of Computer Programming from 00 ‘An extremely easy exercise that can be answered immediately if the material ...
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Whether to tell students how difficult (you think) a problem is

That depends on the student level and on the objective of problem solving. For rookies just learning elementary skills, my answer would be "definitely yes". For graduate students taking a ...
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