Facilitating Discourse with Selecting, Sequencing, and Connecting

Focus Area: Student-Centered Mathematics

Instructional Coaches, Teachers

Phase: Targeted Support

Available July 2024


The 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematical Discussions ask teachers to balance various student ideas along with the learning goals of a lesson in real-time. To do this, teachers intentionally select and sequence student ideas to deepen learning for the whole class. In this 2-hour virtual workshop, teachers will unpack the final 3 practices of selecting, sequencing, and connecting, as well as reflect on their learning about all 5 Practices throughout the series.


I facilitate mathematical discourse that deepens student understanding.


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

Learning Experience

  • Define the specifics of the process of selecting & sequencing student responses to a task
  • Explore connecting student thinking to lesson goals.
  • Build a plan for orchestrating the discussion of an upcoming activity using the 5 Practices