Planning for Learning with Anticipating & Monitoring (IM Math 6-12)

Focus Area: IM Math K-12


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. 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.

This workshop should follow the introductory workshop Planning Activities with the 5 Practices. Facilitating Discourse with Selecting, Sequencing, & Connecting will complete the virtual deep dive into the 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 anticipating & monitoring 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