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Number Talk Resources (K-5) Kindergarten First Grade Second Grade Third Grade Fourth Grade Fifth Fifth   Math Talk Poster Math Sentence Starters with Conversation Bubbles Math Talk Sentence Starters

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What is a Number Talk? What is a Number Talk? – Chapter explaining in-depth to the what and why of Number Talks. Number Talk Tips Intro to Number Talks Powerpoint Number Talks – How To Learn Math for Teachers and Parents  Sherry Parrish Number Talks: Building Numerical Reasoning

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Decompose, Branching and Number Bonds Video Lessons (K-2) This resource provides strategies and tools for decomposing numbers through the use of branching. Branching* is simply a strategy of breaking apart and associating numbers in a way that creates friendly landmark numbers. This directly ties to the Common Core standards tagged in this resource as the…

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Operations & Algebraic Thinking While ten frames should start in Kindergarten, ten and twenty frames are great for developing mental math skills in all elementary grades. Dreambox – Simple Ten Frame game, but be ready, it goes fast! Using a two by five array, the Ten Frame supports the use of five as an anchor…

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Number Talk Videos (1st Grade – 7th Grade) The essential idea of Common Core is to develop strong mental math skills.  Number Talks are an excellent way to develop students mental math skills while students share different ways to think about problems. Inside Mathematics

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