"This resource supports new and experienced educators who want to prepare for and design purposeful number talks for their students; the author demonstrates how to develop grade-level-specific strategies for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Includes connections to national standards, a DVD, reproducibles, bibliography, and index"--Provided by publisher.
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"This 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."--Page 4 de la couverture.
Making Number Talks Matter is about the myriad decisions facing teachers as they make this fifteen-minute daily routine a vibrant and vital part of their mathematics instruction. Throughout the book, Cathy Humphreys and Ruth Parker offer practical ideas for using Number Talks to help students learn to reason numerically and build a solid foundation for the study of mathematics. This book will be an invaluable resource whether you are already using Number Talks or not; whether you are an elementary, middle school, high school, or college teacher; or even if you are a parent wanting to support your child with mathematics. Using insight gained from many years of doing Number Talks with students of all ages, Cathy and Ruth address questions to ask during Number Talks, teacher moves that turn the thinking over to students, the mathematics behind the various strategies, and ways to overcome bumps in the road. If you've been looking for ways to transform your mathematics classroom--to bring sense-making and divergent thinking to the foreground, to bring the Standards for Mathematical Practice to life, and to bring joy back into your instruction--this book is for you.
A wide variety of ready-to-use number talks that help kindergarten through second-grade students learn math concepts in fun and easy ways Bringing the exciting teaching method of number talks into your classroom has never been easier. Simply choose from the hundreds of great ideas in this book and get going, with no extra time wasted! From activities on addition and subtraction to fractions and decimals, Classroom-Ready Number Talks for Kindergarten, First and Second Grade Teachers includes: Grade-level specific strategies Number talk how-tos Visual and numerical examples Scaffolding suggestions Common core alignments Questions to build understanding Reduce time spent lesson planning and preparing materials and enjoy more time engaging your students in learning important math concepts! These ready-to-use number talks are sure to foster a fresh and exciting learning environment in your classroom, as well as help your students increase their comprehension of numbers and mathematical principles.
A huge collection of ready-to-use number talks that make math concepts easier for students to learn Whether you are new to number talks or have been using them in your classroom for years, this book makes it easier than ever for your students to experience this exciting teaching method. Instead of trying to come up with a new number talk every day, simply select one of the hundreds of great offerings provided in this book. With chapters on addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions and decimals, Classroom-Ready Number Talks for 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Teachers includes: • Grade-level specific strategies • Number talk how-tos • Visual and numerical examples • Scaffolding suggestions • Common core alignments • Questions to build understanding With these ready-to-use number talks, you’ll reduce time spent lesson planning and enjoy more time discussing math with your students. It’s sure to create a more engaging environment in your classroom and increase student comprehension of math concepts and how numbers function in the world around them.
Make math class fun with this big book of number talk strategies designed to teach middle school students the mental math, problem-solving skills they need to meet common core standards and become successful mathematical thinkers. Bringing the exciting teaching method of number talks into your classroom has never been easier. Simply choose from the hundreds of great ideas in this book and get going, with no extra time wasted! From activities on multiplication and division to decimals and integers, Classroom-Ready Number Talks for Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grade Teachers includes: Grade-level specific strategies Number talk how-tos Visual and numerical examples Scaffolding suggestions Common core alignments Questions to build understanding Reduce time spent lesson planning and preparing materials and enjoy more time engaging your students in learning important math concepts! These ready-to-use number talks are sure to foster a fresh and exciting learning environment in your classroom.
Our flip book provides Number Talk prompts for each unit in a typical Algebra class. From Linear functions to Statistics, enjoy revealing student thinking, uncovering misconceptions and powerful math conversations.
"Sense-making makes mathematics personal, and when it's personal, it comes to life. And that's how Number Talks can really make a difference."--Ruth Parker and Cathy Humphreys How teachers react to wrong answers and mistakes makes all the difference in mathematics class. The response can determine whether a student tunes out or delves in. In this comprehensive sequel to Making Number Talks Matter, Ruth Parker and Cathy Humphreys explore more deeply the ways Number Talks can transform student understanding of mathematics. Through vignettes and videos, you'll meet teachers who are learning to listen closely to students and prompting them to figure things out for themselves. You'll learn how they make on-the-spot decisions, continually advancing and deepening the conversation. Personal and accessible, this book highlights: The kinds of questions that elicit deeper thinking Ways to navigate tricky, problematic, or just plain hard exchanges in the classroom How to more effectively use wait time during Number Talks The importance of creating a safe learning environment How to nudge students to think more flexibly without directing their thinking This book offers a rich assortment of ideas to help make Number Talks even more vibrant and meaningful for you and your students.