Number talks are a powerful way for your students to build number sense and fact fluency. Your students will be working with different types of problems and 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 bundle includes Number Talk prompts for Grades 1, 2 and 3.
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 600 daily math conversation prompts for your number talk routine - 200 prompts for each grade of Gr. 1, 2 and 3.
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.
What Teachers Are Saying
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "I really enjoy starting our math class with these conversations. It gets the students thinking about math and I found it so intriguing to hear my students different perspectives on the slides." Chelsey W.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "I love the open ended questions and problems. This resource bumped up my math talks to a whole new level. So many slides neatly arranged makes this a great resource for my toolbox. Thank you!" Keatha W.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "I LOVE these slides so much!!! They are the best purchase I have made this year. My students are talking about math in a way they haven't before. I highly recommend these!" Kaylee L.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "This is so easy to pop up. It helps me work in various mental math strategies and is a great minds on activity for number talks." Bonnici's Bunch