One of the most important skills in math is problem solving. In order to be able to apply what they have learned and to solve novel mathematical problems, students must develop the disposition of active thinkers who identify problems and seek out their solutions. Many of the learning tasks in Symphony Math are presented as puzzles that need to be “figured out.” Students find satisfaction in making these connections without being told in advance exactly how to solve the puzzle. The program does provide scaffolding in the form of instructional feedback when errors are made and in the form of a Help Button that can be selected for a clue that will lead the student a step closer to the answer.