Examples With Practice
Alternate worked examples with problem-solving practice.
Students learn more when worked examples, or solved problems, are alternated with problems to be solved. Worked examples can be provided for every other problem in a homework assignment or teachers can provide worked examples by thinking aloud with the whole class, assigning a similar problem, then doing another thinkaloud, followed by more practice. Students benefit from this approach, learn effective problem-solving strategies, transfer these strategies more easily, and, ultimately, solve problems more quickly.
Alternating Worked Examples With Practice
This multimedia overview explains how alternating worked examples with opportunities for problem solving improves student learning. (3:52 min)