A five- to fifteen-minute classroom conversation around purposefully crafted computation problems that are solved mentally. The best part of a teacher’s day. This dynamic resource was created in response to the requests of teachers—those who want to implement number talks but are unsure of how to begin and those with experience who want more guidance in crafting purposeful problems. It supports teachers in understanding:

  • What a classroom number talks is;
  • how to follow students' thinking and pose the right questions to build understanding;
  • how to prepare for and design purposeful number talks; and
  • how to develop fractional reasoning and strategies for operating with fractions, decimals, and percentages.

Number Talks includes an abundance of reference tables to help you quickly and easily locate strategies, number talks, and video clips.


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