Lower Elementary
Math

Number Talks

One of the most powerful tools to help your students build their mental math skills is through Number Talks. Number talks provide students a chance to explain their thinking and communicate it verbally to others. You will be amazed with the results you get just by conducting a quick 5-10 minute Number Talk daily in your classroom.
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Number Talks
  • Emilie Campbell says:
    What exactly is a number talk? Be sure to read this article which explains the major differences between number talks and a typical math lesson.
  • Primary Bliss

    Website
    teacherspayteachers.com
    teacherspayteachers.com
    Emilie Campbell says:
    If you are having trouble coming up with Number Talk ideas, check out these pre-made number talk lessons. The creator has year-long lessons available for you to purchase for each specific grade level from Kindergarten all the way up to 5th grade.
  • What is a number talk?

    Website
    mathperspectives.com
    mathperspectives.com
    Emilie Campbell says:
    When I first heard of the term "Number Talk", I can remember thinking to myself, "I already talk about numbers everyday in my classroom. How is this different?" This article will define number talks for you and give you examples of how to implement them in your classroom.
  • Number Talks Videos

    Website
    insidemathematics.org
    insidemathematics.org
    Emilie Campbell says:
    I am a huge fan of this site because of the amazing examples you can see on video. Here you will find teachers doing number talks with their students. The videos are divided up by grade level which is very helpful as well.
  • Emilie Campbell says:
    If you want to learn everything you can about number talks, I suggest purchasing this book or checking it out from your library. This is probable the most helpful resource available to you concerning number talks. One of the best features, is that they have specific lessons for you to use for your specific grade level.
  • Emilie Campbell says:
    This is another resource you can use for starting number talks in your class. The author gives additional examples of how she uses number talks in her classroom. I really like how she keeps questions/prompts for her number talks on rings next to her white board area. Great tip!