Facilitating Math Language Routines 4 and 5 (IM Math 6-12)

Focus Area: IM Math K-12


Phase: Targeted Support

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The Mathematical Language Routines (MLRs) are practical, useful, engaging, and doable routines that teachers can learn and implement in a pretty quick timeframe, which can greatly benefit their students. If teachers fully understand the goals and design of the MLRs, they are more likely to use them with students in a way that contributes to student understanding, engagement, confidence, and language development. In this 2-hour follow-up virtual workshop, teachers experience and build a plan to incorporate a new math language routine with their students.

This workshop should follow Getting Started with Math Language Routines. This workshop will focus on MLR4: Information Gap and MLR5: Co-Craft Questions and Problems.

Explore all workshops in this series below:


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


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

Learning Experience

  • Define and Explore MLR4: Information Gap the teacher and student perspective
  • Define and Explore MLR5: Co-Craft Questions and Problems from the teacher and student perspective
  • Build: A plan to try one math language routine with their students.