The Facilitator helps the teams get started by having someone in the team read the task aloud. Facilitators also make sure each person understands the task and knows how to get started. Before anyone moves on to a new problem, the facilitator makes sure that each team member can explain the team’s answer. 

Typically, a teacher could expect to hear a Facilitator asking:

“Who wants to read?”

“Does anyone know how to get started?”

“What does the first question mean?”

“I’m not sure. What are we supposed to do?”

“Do we all agree?”

“I’m not sure I get it yet—can someone explain?”

» CPM Glossary