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Number Talks

Mental Math Strategies

These printable mental math strategies or similar ones should be embedded throughout the math year and are excellent to promote during Number Talks. Addition and Subtraction Strategies Multiplication and Division Strategies      

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Number Talks Cheat Sheet

Number Talk Quick Start Guide   What does Number Talks look like? Students are near each other so they can communicate with each other (central meeting place) Students are mentally solving problems Students are given thinking time Thumbs up show when they are ready Teacher is recording students’ thinking   Communication Having to talk out…

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Number Talk – Fifth Grade

Fifth Grade Number Talks Number Talk – Division Number Talk – Double-Digit Multiplication Number Talk – Double-Digit Multiplication Number Talk – Double-Digit Multiplication   Number Talk – Fractions

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Number Talks – 4th Grade

Fourth Grade Number Talks. Number Talk Multi-Digit Addition Single and Double Digit Multiplication Number Talk Multi-Digit Addition

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Number Talks – Third Grade

Third Grade Number Talks. Number Talk – Subtraction Strategies Number Talk – Multiplication Number Talk – Multiplication as Repeated Addition Number Talk – Multiplication Solving 7 x 6 and 7 x 7 Number Talk – Subtraction  

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Number Talks – Kindergarten

Various Number Talks for Kindergarten. Number Talk – Ten Frames Number Talks – Ten Frames and Dot Cards Number Talk – Fluency with 7 Number Talk – Making Ten  

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Number Talk Videos – First Grade

First Grade – Use other successful students to model for other students by having them repeat.  This video shows how a teacher helps her students listen to and repeat a classmate’s thinking. First Number Talk Problem Solving and Number Sense Solve Ten Frames in Different Ways  

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Number Talk Resources (K-5)

Dozens of Powerpoint Number Talk problems to present to students. Kindergarten First Grade Second Grade Third, Fourth, Fifth   Math Talk Poster Math Sentence Starters with Conversation Bubbles Math Talk Sentence Starters

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