Facilitating Discourse with Selecting, Sequencing, & Connecting (OUR Math 6-8)

Focus Area: Open Up Resources Math K-8


Phase: Targeted Support

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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.

This workshop can be taken as a stand alone or as part of a series that explores all 5 Practices. 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 create an environment that supports students to collaborate and communicate about their math thinking.

Learning Experience

  • Define: The specifics of the process of selecting & sequencing student responses to a task
  • Explore: Their experience with facilitating an activity & discussion using the 5 Practices and aspects of the approach that they might want do
  • Build: A plan for orchestrating the discussion of an upcoming curriculum activity using the 5 Practices