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## Number Talks Cheat Sheet

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 loud…

More...## Interactive Adding & Subtracting Rational Numbers (7th)

Interactive Adding and Subtracting Rational Numbers (7th Grade) Dream Box – Interactive Fraction and Decimal Sums. Develop fluency with addition & subtraction of fractions & decimals by choosing two numbers that have a target sum. Lesson Dream Box – Interactive Subtracting Integers. Students use a number line and only the subtraction operation to solve for a variable in start, change, or result unknown situations. Lesson…

More...## Factoring Quadratic Expressions with Arrays – Interactive (8th & 9th Grade Algebra)

Factoring Quadratic Expressions with Arrays: Interactive (8th and 9th Grade) Factoring Quadratic Expressions with Arrays – Students use an array to represent quadratic expressions written in either standard or factored form. Lesson CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSA.SSE.B.3.A Factor a quadratic expression to reveal the zeros of the function it defines.

More...## Interactive Problem Solving (6th Grade)

Interactive Problem Solving (6th Grade) Thinking Blocks – Model and solve ratio and proportion word problems with Thinking Blocks (6th Grade). Online Word Problems with Ratio and Proportion CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.RP.A.3 Use ratio and rate reasoning to solve real-world and mathematical problems, e.g., by reasoning about tables of equivalent ratios, tape diagrams, double number line diagrams, or equations.

More...## Number Talk – Sixth Grade

Number Talk (6th Grade) Sixth Grade Number Talk Number Talk – Percents

More...## Number Talks – 4th Grade

Number Talk (4th Grade) Fourth Grade Number Talks. Number Talk Multi-Digit Addition Single and Double Digit Multiplication Number Talk Multi-Digit Addition

More...## Number Talks – Third Grade

Number Talks (3rd 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

More...## Number Talks – Kindergarten

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

More...## Number Talk Videos – Second Grade

Number Talk (2nd Grade) Second Grade Number Talk Examples Number Talk: 49 + 29 Number Talk: 16 + 15 Number Talks: Using Compensation

More...## Number Talk Videos – First Grade

Number Talk (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

More...## Problem Solving – Interactive Tutorials and Problems Multiplication & Division

Interactive Problem Solving – Multiplication and Division Thinking Blocks Interactive Tutorials– Model and solve word problems with multiplication and division. Online interactive tutorial (Third-Fifth). Online Word Problems with Multiplication and Division Level 1 Word Problem Set 1 Word Problem Set 2 Word Problem Set 3 Word Problem Set 4 Word Problem Set 5 Word Problem Set 6 Word Problem Set 7…

More...## Problem Solving – Thinking Blocks Interactive Tutorials and Problems 3

Interactive Problem Solving – Thinking Blocks Thinking Blocks Interactive Tutorials – Model and solve word problems with addition and subtraction. Online interactive tutorial (First-Fourth). Online Word Problems with Double-Digit Addition and Subtraction Word Problem Set 1 Word Problem Set 2 Word Problem Set 3 Word Problem Set 4 Word Problem Set 5 Word Problem Set 6 Word Problem Set 7…

More...## Problem Solving – Thinking Blocks Interactive Tutorials and Problems Level 2

Interactive Problem Solving – Thinking Blocks Thinking Blocks Interactive Tutorials – Model and solve word problems with addition and subtraction. Online interactive tutorial. Second Grade and Third Grade. Online Word Problems with Addition and Subtraction within 20 – Challenge Word Problem Set 1 Word Problem Set 2 Word Problem Set 3 Word Problem Set 4 Word Problem Set 5 Word…

More...## Problem Solving – Thinking Blocks Interactive Tutorials and Problems

Interactive Problem Solving – Thinking Blocks Thinking Blocks Interactive Tutorials – Model and solve word problems with addition and subtraction. Online interactive tutorial. First and Second Grade. Online Addition Word Problems and Missing Addend Word Problem Set 1Word Problem Set 3Word Problem Set 4Word Problem Set 5Word Problem Set 6Word Problem Set 7Word Problem Set 8Word Problem Set 9Word Problem…

More...## Teaching Mental Math

Teaching Mental Math Number Talks are Mental Math exercises, but students need to be taught how to think about mental math and how to incorporate math vocabulary into their thinking and speaking. The videos below are examples on how to coach students into using their mental math skills. Number Sense 3.NBT.A.2

More...## Functions: Polynomial Functions and Scatter Plots – Interactive (8th grade)

Functions: Polynomial Functions and Scatter Plots Polynomial Functions and Scatter Plots – Students model linear, quadratic, and cubic relationships by analyzing a scatterplot and representing it with a function in either standard or factored form. Lesson Investigate patterns of association in bivariate data. CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.8.SP.A.1 Construct and interpret scatter plots for bivariate measurement data to investigate patterns of association between two…

More...## Making 8, 9, and 10 Lesson, Game, Worksheet- Kindergarten

Making 8, 9 and 10 Lesson: Game Worksheet Students practice computation strategies and identify number patterns and relationships to make eight, nine, and ten in a variety of ways. Matching Number Pairs for Eight Matching Number Pairs for Nine Matching Number Pairs for Ten Sample Lesson Making 7, 8, 9, 10 Worksheet Sums up to Five Sums up to Ten…

More...## Number Talk Resources (K-5)

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

More...## What is a Number Talk?

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

More...## Decompose, Branching, and Number Bonds Video Lessons for Teachers (K-2)

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 focus of branching is based…

More...## Problem Solving Strategies: Making Math Real (Teacher Video and Lessons)

Problem Solving Strategies – Making Math Real We hear it as math teachers all the time, “Use real-life examples in math problems.” Many of us take the problem given to us in a text book and try to relate it to real life. Sometimes it works, but usually, even though it is a step in the right direction, we are…

More...## Interactive Ten and Twenty Frames (1st Grade)

Teach Operations & Algebraic Thinking With These Free Ten Frames Worksheets Develop Mental Math Skills At Home and In Your Classroom With These Free Online Teaching Resources Download the worksheets Have You Tried ‘Framing’ Learning This Way? Have you ever heard of using escape room games in the classroom? It’s a super-effective way to reframe learning into an epic adventure!…

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