The 5 Practices in Practice: Successfully Orchestrating Mathematical Discussion in your Middle School Classroom

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    Take a deep dive into the five practices for facilitating productive mathematical discussions

    By Margaret (Peg) Smith and Miriam Gamoran Sherin


    Take a deeper dive into understanding the five practices—anticipating, monitoring, selecting, sequencing, and connecting—for facilitating productive mathematical conversations in your middle school classrooms and learn to apply them with confidence. This follow-up to the modern classic, The 5 Practices in Practice: Successfully Orchestrating Mathematics Discussions in Your Middle School Classroom, shows the five practices in action in middle school classrooms and empowers teachers to be prepared for and overcome the challenges common to orchestrating math discussions.

    Authored by Margaret (Peg) Smith and Miriam Gamoran Sherin, with a foreword by Dan Meyer, the chapters unpack the five practices and guide teachers to a deeper understanding of how to use each practice effectively in an inquiry-oriented classroom. This book will help you launch meaningful mathematical discussion through 


      • Key questions to set learning goals, identify high-level tasks, anticipate student responses, and develop targeted assessing and advancing questions that jumpstart productive discussion—before class begins 

          • Video excerpts from real middle school classrooms that vividly illustrate the five practices in action and include built-in opportunities for you to consider effective ways to monitor students’ ideas, and successful approaches for selecting, sequencing, and connecting students’ ideas during instruction 

              • “Pause and Consider” prompts that help you reflect on an issue—and, in some cases, draw on your own classroom experience—prior to reading more about it

                  • “Linking to Your Own Instruction” sections help you implement the five practices with confidence in your own instruction


                      The book, co-published with Corwin, and companion website provide an array of resources including planning templates, sample lesson plans and completed monitoring tools, and mathematical tasks. Enhance your fluency in the five practices to bring powerful discussions of mathematical concepts to life in your classroom.

                      Product Details
                      Stock # 15790
                      ISBN # 978-1-544-32118-9
                      Published 02/26/2019
                      Pages 232
                      Grades 6th to 8th