NUMBER TALKS MADE EASIER THAN EVER!
This Common Core Aligned first grade Number Talks resource is a MUST HAVE for any teacher wanting their students’ computational strategies and mathematical reasoning abilities to soar to new heights. You will be so excited to watch as your students’ mental math abilities get stronger than ever.
If you’re looking for an engaging and meaningful NO PREP daily math warm up, this is it! These Number Talks are ready to go. Just display them on your interactive whiteboard and get ready for amazing math conversations to begin.
Talk about a TIME SAVER and getting the BIGGEST bang for your buck!
If you do not yet have an interactive whiteboard, we’ve got you covered. With this resource you’ll receive both a DIGITAL and a PRINTABLE version. We actually like to print out Number Talks when we have substitute teachers.
The BEST part is that they’re EXTREMELY EASY to use and will SAVE you TONS of TIME.
Each week there are 5 activities students repeat over a 4 week time frame. This makes life OH SO EASY for teachers, and gives students repeated opportunities to engage in each particular Number Talk activity.
Our students LOVE this daily routine! We just know yours will too!
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THIS NUMBER TALKS RESOURCE?
- 9 Units (180 Number Talk lessons in all):
Each unit contains 20 Number Talk lessons that address different Common Core Standards. The Number Talks get progressively more challenging as students develop their mathematical skills and understanding.
- Easy Differentiation: Several of the lessons contain more than one Number Talk option for easy-peasy differentiation.
- Variety of Number Talk Activities: The activities change from month to month so that students remain highly engaged. This resource contains 31 different types of Number Talks activities. Say “YES” to high engagement and “NO!” to boredom!
- Detailed Daily Lesson Plans: 180 detailed Number Talk lesson plans are included. We have spelled out how to deliver each Number Talk so you can teach with confidence starting on day one! These are GREAT for teachers new to number talks and substitute teachers.
3 FREE BONUSES!:
- 7 Colorful Sentence Starter Posters to give your students confidence while sharing their thinking.
- 8 Silent Hand Signal Posters to increase student engagement as all students can communicate their thinking in a way that does not disrupt the learning environment.
- 12 Addition & Subtraction Strategy Posters for your students to refer to all year long… and, oh, such a cute addition to your classroom walls.
HERE’S WHAT OTHER TEACHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THESE NUMBER TALKS!
“This has been the best thing I have EVER bought on TPT, hands down. This ensures my number talks are meaningful, interesting, and something that my kids look forward to each day.”
“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 TPT 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!”
WHY NUMBER TALKS?…
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.
But the BEST benefit is that it will turn your reluctant mathematicians into math lovers!
When students engage in this short daily activity, they communicate with their peers in a safe environment where it’s okay to not be right all the time. It’s okay to learn from each other.
They learn to discuss various strategies and the effectiveness of those strategies. They begin to take risks. And before you know it, your students who once feared math are joyfully jumping into solving problems with both feet.
It’s so exciting to see the transformation!
WHY DID WE CREATE THIS RESOURCE?
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 resource was born.
WHO IS THIS RESOURCE 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?
YES! There’s a fully digital version of our Number Talks using PowerPoint for your convenience! Just display and go! This makes implementing number talks easier than ever!
Does each month contain 20 different types of Number Talk activities?
Oh goodness no. That would be a bit overwhelming. We have 5 Number Talk activities that are repeated each week using different problems. We are all about keeping it easy for teachers and creating meaningful engagement for kids.
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.
Where are the daily lesson plans?
Daily lesson plans are in the printable version section. These are GREAT for teachers new to Number Talks as well as for substitute teachers.
I like my Number Talks to match the standards I’m currently working on, can I do this with this product?
This product was created as a spiral preview/review. However, we have the standards addressed listed in each unit, so yes, you can pull those standard specific lessons out. But, we have also created Number Talks that focus on specific standards and strategies. Theses products may better meet your needs. Click HERE to check them out.
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HAPPY NUMBER TALKING!
CINDY AND BECKY