Do you want to teach number talks in your first-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 Number Talks Program (180 lessons) is specifically designed for first 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 is 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 180 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 them on your interactive whiteboard) 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!
“Such a thorough and fantastic resource for Number Talks! Love it for my firsties! The creators are so amazing, they even made digital versions of ALL of their hard work and trust me, there’s A LOT of content and time that went into this bundle! SO WORTH THE MONEY!”
“Just what I was looking for. This has saved me so much time – I now have everything I need for a great number talk each day. Thank you!” – Jennifer
“My kids are really enjoying the different activities. I use it on my smartboard and the kids are having wonderful math conversations.”
“I wish more products were as thorough as this! Each lesson is clearly laid out and easy to follow. A very valuable resource for number talks.” – Cynthia
“I know how much my students need number sense, and I know the power of number talks, BUT the daily planning was holding me back. These make it so so easy to implement number talks. My students enjoy participating in them, and we are off to a solid start! Love it!”
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 First 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?
We have added a fully digital version of our number talks using PowerPoint for your convenience! Just display and go! Number talks made easy!
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 at Primary Bliss Teaching