Being Resilient

Being Resilient is part of our Developing Mathematical Habits of Mind collection.

Good thinkers are resilient. They don't give up easily, and are motivated to work hard and keep going when faced with challenges. They recognise that we all fail sometimes, and when this happens, they bounce back and try alternative approaches. Find out more in What Does it Feel Like to Do Maths.

How do we encourage our students to become resilient mathematicians?

Here are some problems that may require some determination. If you warn your students that the solutions may not be immediately obvious, and encourage them to persevere, they may learn to appreciate that success can be sweeter after a struggle.

You can browse through the Number, Algebra, Geometry or Statistics collections, or scroll down to see the full set of problems below.

Being Resilient - Number

Number problems that may require resilience.

Being Resilient - Algebra

Algebra problems that may require resilience.

Being Resilient - Geometry

Geometry problems that may require resilience.

Being Resilient - Statistics

Statistics problems that may require resilience.