Do you want to teach number talks in your fourth-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 fourth 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 organized by month, and each month addresses different standards. Additionally, the activities change from month to month so that students remain highly engaged. You will get 180 detailed lesson plans 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!
“So, so thankful I purchased this product! Not only is it super easy to implement, but it is LOVED by my students. The daily math conversations happening are awesome!” -Heather
“Being new to number talks, I had no idea where to start or how to do it. This package is comprehensive for the teacher AND student! My kids seriously enjoy number talk time because they know what to expect and it is based on their level! Great package!!!” -Megan
“What a tremendous amount of work you’ve put into this. I’m loving it already!” -Tres
“I have been looking for something to make number talks easy to introduce and follow-through on, and this is it! Thank you!” -Jessica
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 Fourth 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! We recently added a fully digital PowerPoint version for your convenience.
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