Designing Problem-Solving Math Communities

Focus Area: Student-Centered Mathematics

Instructional Coaches, Teachers

Phase: Launch

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Deep math learning comes from regular opportunities to reason and problem-solve with rich, quality math tasks. In this workshop, we will identify the characteristics of a rich math task and make plans to support students in accessing and persevering through that math task. We will explore the conditions and strategies that support students to engage in problem-solving for deeper learning and build a plan to promote and support reasoning and problem-solving.


  • 6 hours
  • Participants will need a computer with Internet access


I support students to develop positive beliefs about math and about themselves as mathematicians.

Learning Experience

  • Define: Qualities of tasks and classrooms that promote reasoning and problem-solving
  • Explore: Strategies and instructional moves that support students’ willingness and ability to problem-solve
  • Build: A plan to promote reasoning and problem solving in upcoming lessons.