Homework is a (regrettable) part of life. But math class is the ideal place to train our students for the inevitable frustration. It turns out, these are transferrable skills that they can use whenever they’re up against something tough on their own.
During the first day or two of class we brainstorm healthy and effective ways to cope with being stuck and frustrated. The following is a compilation of some of my students’ best ideas. (These are good for test anxiety, too.)