"Instead of rewarding students for how many problems they solve, here's what schools should be focusing on instead." According to this article, what educators should be assessing is how students tackle challenges and how they use various hypothesis if the first one they try does not work. Also, students are encouraged to cooperate to find the answers. I like these ideas and think that they may solve the issue of students asking questions like, "What do you want me to do?" or "I've always done it this way."