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I often struggle with how to get students to have more grit and resilience in Math class. I like the idea of using unfamiliar problems in this way to get students into the problems. However, I think it is really important that you start with low floor/high ceiling problems. I have found that if the problems are too complicated to start with that many students (especially if they have not had the chance to develop this mindset yet) will just give up. I hope to incorporate more problems like this to foster resilience in my students.