Planning Activities with the 5 Practices: Launch (IM Math 6-12)

Focus Area: IM Math K-12

Instructional Coaches, Teachers

Phase: Targeted Support

Available July 2024


Problem-based instruction is driven by student ideas and strategies that arise when they work on rich mathematical tasks. Teachers create the conditions to solicit these ideas and intentionally use them to facilitate each phase of an activity. In this 2-hour virtual activity planning session, participants will explore the characteristics of a quality activity launch and how the practices of anticipating and monitoring help with planning for this activity phase.


I create an environment that supports students to collaborate and communicate about their math thinking.


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

Learning Experience

  • Define an effective activity launch
  • Explore how anticipating and planning for monitoring create the conditions for a quality launch
  • Build a plan to effectively launch an activity