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These First Grade Count-On Number Talks are the perfect supplement to your Counting On to Add unit. They are seriously NO PREP, highly engaging, and standards-based. Just present a pre-made math talk each day and let the math conversations begin! You won’t believe how your students’ number sense will soar with this simple yet highly effective activity.
UPDATE JULY 2020: WE’VE ADDED A UNIT COMPATIBLE WITH GOOGLE SLIDES.
THESE UNITS CAN BE USED ON INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARDS, ARE COMPATIBLE WITH GOOGLE SLIDES, OR CAN BE PRINTED OUT. ALL THREE VERSIONS ARE INCLUDED.
Our Number Talks promote higher level mathematical thinking by providing students with the opportunity to solve problems using multiple strategies and, for some problems, find more than one possible answer. They specifically support the common core standard 1.OA.C.6.
60 number talks and two poster sets
* 30 number talks target Counting On to add sums within 10
* 30 number talks target Counting On to add sums within 20
* Silent Signal Posters
* Number Talk Response Posters
7 different activity types are included to maintain student interest and engagement.
* How Many? (5)
* Beat the Sum (10)
* Make It True (5)
* Figure It (5)
* What’s Missing? (20)
* I Spy… (5)
* Is Willy/Wilma Right? (10)
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.
These Number Talks will get your students engaged in mathematical conversations that will help them solidify their understanding and application of counting on to add sums within 20.
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. One of our goals then became to create standard specific number talks. We needed to be able to grab number talks that addressed specific math standards we were working on in our math program (such as Counting On to increase computational fluency). As a result, this product and other target specific number talk products were created.
THIS RESOURCE IS HELPFUL FOR:
-Busy First Grade Teachers
-Special Education Teachers
-Whole Group Math Instruction
-Small Group Math Instruction
-Kindergarten Teachers (for students who are ready)
-Second Grade Teachers Whose Students Need Practice with Counting On to add
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! In fact, a digital version is included that allows you to write right on the slide using PowerPoint (directions, if needed, are included).
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. We have included both a printable version and a DIGITAL version.
Wishing you joyful engagement in your primary classroom!