IM Learning™ Instructional Math Routines

IM Learning 5 Practices Workshop

1 Full Day: 6 hours

Who should attend?
Grade K–12 Teachers and Coaches

Instructional Math Routines offer teachers a structure to elicit mathematical ideas, facilitate productive discourse, support the Standards of Mathematical Practice, and place an important focus on student voice in the math classroom. In being routinized, teachers are able to save time by not having to explain a new activity structure each time, apply the same structure to various content, and focus classroom discussions on very specific mathematical ideas. For students, these routines are equally valuable. Routines such as Notice and Wonder, Number Talks, and Which One Doesn’t Belong? give all students access to the mathematics, build on prior understandings, and encourage peer-to-peer discussions.

Learning Goals:

In this professional learning experience, participants will learn these three important mathematical routines used in the Illustrative Mathematics math curriculum.

  • Engage in each routine as learners
  • Reflect on the mathematics, important structures, and purpose of the routine
  • Identify important teaching structures, anticipate student responses, and determine the purpose of each routine
  • Reflect on the implications of the routines in their own classrooms
  • Plan for and rehearse each of the routines in small groups.

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