Do you want to teach number talks in your fifth grade classroom but feel overwhelmed with the thought of planning a math talk lesson each day? If so, this is the product for you. This yearlong digital Number Talks Program (180 lessons) is specifically designed for fifth grade and guaranteed to get your students highly engaged in mathematical discourse. We have thoughtfully created a variety of activities to get your students talking about math.
The program contains nine 20 day units. Each unit addresses different standards and gets progressively more challenging as students develop their mathematical skills. Additionally, the activities change from month to month so that students remain highly engaged. You will get detailed lesson plans (these are GREAT for teachers new to number talks as well as subs) and the materials to go with them. All you need to do is copy the materials (or display the digital version on your interactive board) and get your students engaged in amazing mathematical student-to-student interaction! Our students have LOVED this daily routine, and math has become a favorite part of their day.
WE ADDED A FULLY DIGITAL VERSION OF OUR NUMBER TALKS IN JANUARY 2018 USING POWERPOINT. JUST DISPLAY THE NUMBER TALK ON YOUR INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARD AND LET THE CONVERSATIONS BEGIN! (You can record students’ solutions right on the number talk slides using the PowerPoint pen tool)
Included with this product is a set of Number Talk conversation starter posters and a set of hand signal posters to use during number talk sessions.
“This is literally the best set ever! I am obsessed with this product! I bought them with some school funds I was given in the middle of the year and we started right away! My students struggle with number sense really bad and these have helped so much with their mental and verbal questioning and understanding. Thank you!”
“This was PERFECT for my class. This is the first year I have done number talks and this really gave me a great plan to follow. Not only do I like it, but my kids like it too! They look forward to doing the number talks each day.” -Megan
“This is a wonderful resource for number talks. My students LOVE these and always beg for more! Another great benefit is that it is aligned with the 5th grade Common Core Standards!” -Kelly
“It is obvious you put a lot of thought and energy into this product! THANK YOU! Not only is this product fabulous, but it is a life saver for me! :)” -Chanda
“These have completely changed my math time and I can show evidence of using the process standards with my students.” -Jennifer
“I love how easy it has been to implement Number Talks this year using your product. I’ve been trained in the program, but it’s always been hard to think of examples. I love how easy this is to project on the board, that it’s on pace with what we have learned to make it a great review, and that it’s a great way to start our math time together. Great class discussions… I’ve also found it easy to print the slide to add to my sub plans on those days I’ve had to be out. Thank you!”
Number Talks will get your students engaged in mathematical conversations that will increase their ability to reason mathematically as well as develop their computational fluency skills and their ability to think flexibly about numbers.
A few years ago we were asked to implement number talks in our daily math instruction. After engaging our students in a few of these activities, we were hooked. Our challenge then became to create a variety of problem types in order to keep students engaged and excited about number talks. And that is when this number talk program was born.
THIS RESOURCE IS HELPFUL FOR:
-Busy Fifth Grade Teachers
-Special Education Teachers
-Whole Group Math Instruction
-Small Group Math Instruction
How long do number talks take?
It is best if Number Talks are done daily for between 5 and 15 minutes.
Can these number talks be displayed on an interactive whiteboard?
Yes! Many teachers have shared that this is what they do.
Do I have to print out number talk materials for each student each day?
NO! This is a whole group activity. Just display the number talk for everyone to see.
Do I need to teach the units in order?
We suggest you teach the number talks in order because they spiral and increase in difficulty.
Wishing you joyful engagement and rigor in your primary classroom.
Happy Number Talking! Cindy and Becky