Do you want to teach number talks in your second-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 second 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!
“My kids love the activities and even my lowest students are catching on and starting to use these strategies in our other math lessons. I have told the rest of the primary division at my school to purchase this file because it was a life saver! Thank you!” – Kiersten
“If I could give you more than an A on this resource, I would. These number talks have changed my classroom. We switched math series this year and my students and I were really struggling. These numbers talks have helped them share their ideas and solve efficiently and accurately. I love hearing how they articulate their thinking. AMAZING! I have recommended this to so many other teachers. Thank you!”
“Went to a PD about Number Talks and ever since getting this and starting them in my room I think it is safe to say I am obsessed with them. Thank you so much for putting together this great resource.”
“This was such a breath of fresh air for me at the end of the school year. I have been doing number talks for the last 2 years, but these activities kicked it up a notch. My students were so much more engaged! Thank you!” -Julia
“My kids love this and I love it because I struggled coming up with Number Talks everyday. What a life saver. Thanks!” -Rebecca
“This has made such a huge impact in my students’ knowledge of numbers and mathematical thinking. Thank you!” –Holly
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 Second 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.
Wishing you joyful engagement and rigor in your primary classroom. Happy Number Talking!
Cindy and Becky at Primary Bliss Teaching