Number talks are a powerful way for your students to build number sense and fact fluency. Traditionally, number talks consist of presenting a problem and having students solve it in different ways - but these math talks will take your routine to an entirely new level. Not only will your students be working with different types of problems, but they will be presented with powerful visuals and models that they will work with in strategic ways. This will build critical thinking skills and flexibility.
This is a completely DONE-FOR-YOU resource with NO prep involved. Simply choose a number talk slide, project it, and discuss - then get ready to see your math conversations transform!
During this number talk routine, students will share and reflect on each others’ strategies. They will learn that math is not all about right answers - it is about thinking flexibly and strategically! As you continue this routine, your students’ math confidence with soar and they will learn to look at problems differently than they have in the past.
This math talk resource was created with the following philosophies in mind:
- Math is about more than a correct answer. It is about flexible and strategic thinking and the ability to reason.
- Focusing on different ways of thinking should be a priority.
- Students benefit from discussing their own strategies and considering the strategies of others.
- There is no one right way to solve a problem.
This resource includes two-hundred daily math conversation prompts for your number talk routine. Use one per day as a math warm-up to encourage flexible and strategic thinking. These are delivered to you in Google Slides™ format, but can be saved as a PowerPoint and presented that way.
The first 50 days of this resource include less difficult concepts. As the days go on, more difficult concepts are incorporated.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "I teach gifted students and these math conversation slides are both challenging and engaging. They allow my student to have the confidence to join the conversation." Amy R.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "My students love these. The discussions that are generated by these challenges are rich and so telling. The students love sharing their strategies. I have a wide range of abilities in my class and all students share their ideas. I find that there are different "entery levels" so all students can participate in some way." Julie T.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "These number talks have been wonderful for my gifted learners! They are engaging and cover a wide variety of topics. Definitely recommend!" Adrianne U.