As teams struggle with challenging problems, they often want the teacher to “rescue” them from confusion. However, it is sometimes necessary (and desirable) to leave a team with some of its questions unanswered for some period of time. By working through points of confusion on their own, students will come to understand ideas more deeply. When a team asks for help and you decide that they need more time to persevere and try out some new ideas, let them know that you will return and that they have made useful progress. Give them an interesting question or a goal and be clear that you will expect an answer when you return. To ensure that students do not feel you are simply ignoring them be sure to ask, “Do you have enough information to keep working?” before leaving so that you (and they) know how they will move forward. Make sure to return to the team and verify that they have worked through their confusion by asking them questions.