Exploring the Structure of a Lesson (IM Math 6-12)

Focus Area: IM Math K-12

Instructional Coaches, Teachers

Phase: Launch

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Problem-based lessons structure class time with a narrowed focus on a series of connected activities where students build understanding for themselves. Preparing to teach a problem-based lesson involves an understanding of the overall lesson purpose on how each activity contributes to the learning goals. In this third 2-hour virtual workshop of the launch series, participants will explore approaches to preparing to teach lessons in a problem-based way.

This is the third workshop of a 3-5 session virtual workshop series designed for those just getting started with the curriculum. In this series, participants will gain awareness of the structure and goals of the curriculum and develop an understanding of how it is designed for problem-based learning and its implications on their instructional practice.

Explore all sessions of this series below:


  • 2 hours
  • Participants will need a computer with access to Zoom, a camera, a microphone, and stable Internet connectivity


I use the curriculum resources and structures to teach math with a problem-based approach.

Learning Experience

  • Define: The structure of a curriculum lesson
  • Explore: Approaches to lesson preparation with this curriculum
  • Build: Understanding of the rich curriculum resources