#Sketchnote: 5 Practices for Orchestrating Mathematics Discussions

I’ve been hearing about this book lately, 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions By Mary Kay Stein, Margaret Schwan Smith. I still haven’t gotten around to ordering & reading the entire book, but I did read a shorter article that one of the authors wrote on the same topic. And as I’ve been doing more & more lately, I created a sketchnote summary of the article to help me organize my thoughts & to share with others:

5 Practices Orchestrating Mathematical Discussions.PNG

– Laura Wheeler (Teacher @ Ridgemont High School, OCDSB; Ottawa, ON)

4 thoughts on “#Sketchnote: 5 Practices for Orchestrating Mathematics Discussions

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  2. Hi Laura, I adore your sketchnote of Smith & Stein’s ‘5 Practices for Orchestrating Mathematics Discussions’. I’ve attempted to update it to include Step 0 from Smith & Stein’s 2018 edition. Can I send it to you? Thanks, Anna

  3. Hi Laura,

    I am a middle school math teacher currently working at Garden International School, Rayong province, Thailand. I came across your fantastic sketchnote summary of the 5 Practices when I came across this Youtube video today;

    I am currently trying to incorporate the 5 Practices into my math classroom, but find it really challenging as I am the only one in my faculty doing so. The biggest challenge I find is with putting together monitoring charts of possible student responses.

    I write to you to ask the following;
    1. do you have some already completed monitoring charts that you would be happy to share with me to help me get off the ground? I saw the ‘Bag of Marbles’ task in the short article, which is great, but if you have others, even better.
    2. If you don’t mind, I would like to follow you on Twitter.
    3. I am also looking for other middle school teachers to collaborate with in developing such resources. If you know of anyone that would be interested, please let me know.

    Kind regards,
    Robert McGregor

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