Planning for Learning with Anticipating and Monitoring

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. The success of this work depends on the level of planning and anticipation teachers do before their students are in front of them. In this 2-hour virtual workshop, teachers will unpack the first 2 practices of anticipating and monitoring student strategies while leveraging the embedded support in the teacher guide.


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 anticipating & monitoring student responses to a task
  • Explore quality feedback for student learning
  • Build a plan for orchestrating the discussion of an upcoming activity using the 5 Practices