Facilitating Activities with Math Language Routines: Optimizing Output (IM Math 6-12)

Focus Area: IM Math K-12

Instructional Coaches, Teachers

Phase: Targeted Support

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As students develop conceptual understanding, they must grapple with and revise their learning while engaging in activities. As these new ideas solidify, students need opportunities to describe their mathematical thinking orally, visually, and in writing. In this virtual activity planning workshop, participants will explore and plan for mathematical language routines that optimize student output in 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 optimizing output in mathematics
  • Explore Math Language Routines and strategies that create structure and support for students to revise the quality of their communication verbally, in writing, and visually
  • Build a plan to use a math language routine or strategy in an upcoming lesson or activity