North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching
276 NCCAT Dr, Cullowhee, NC 28723

15918 Productive Struggle in the Math Classroom

Authentic problem-solving is a vital part of the math classroom. Encouraging productive struggle can be challenging as students hit roadblocks with problem-solving. This program, based on the work of Sangiovanni, Katt, & Dykema (2020), will show targeted strategies for empowering students to move forward with this challenging work. This book study will explore ways to build students’ math identities, develop quality math tasks, and facilitate moves to assist students in productive struggle. Join NCCAT to engage in this new text and bring these strategies to life in your classroom. This program is intended for math teachers and instructional coaches in grades 2-6.    

No classes are being offered at this time for this course.

Applying to NCCAT

Who is Eligible? North Carolina certified pre-K through 12th grade teachers who are employed in North Carolina public schools, including charter schools, are eligible to attend NCCAT programs. (This may include school administrators, counselors, library media specialists, lead teachers, and mentors.) 

Please check with your principal prior to applying to be sure your travel/substitute teacher costs will be covered by your school.

NCCAT Online NOTICE: As of July 1, 2022, registrants are limited to two (2) NCCAT Online courses per quarter.

What is Provided? NCCAT provides your food, lodging and programming. Teachers and/or their districts are responsible for travel and substitute teacher costs.

How Do I Submit an Application? Select the events you wish to apply for in the shopping cart below.

How Do I Know If I've Been Accepted? Once we have received your completed application, we will email notification of your placement status to you as well as your principal/director. To ensure that you receive any and all emails from NCCAT, please add to your email address book.

Questions? Please contact NCCAT Teacher Services by phone 828-293-5202 or email