Facilitating Activities with Math Language Routines: Cultivating Conversations (IM Math K-5 Kiddom)

Focus Area: Kiddom

Instructional Coaches, Teachers

Phase: Targeted Support

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Activities in a problem-based curriculum are carefully crafted to encourage students to reason and make connections through problem-solving. Students need multiple opportunities to engage in meaningful conversations with their peers as part of this knowledge-building process. In this virtual activity planning session, participants will learn about the conditions and mathematical language routines that cultivate constructive conversations and will create a plan for an upcoming activity.


I integrate supports that enable all students to access key math concepts.


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

Learning Experience

  • Define cultivating meaningful conversations in mathematics
  • Explore Math Language Routines and strategies that create structure and support for students to have meaningful discussions
  • Build a plan to use a math language routine or strategy in an upcoming lesson or activity