Do you want to teach number talks in your third 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 third 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 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 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 the digital version on your interactive board) 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!
“Excellent resource for Number Talks! I love that everything is already put together and there is no extra planning required on my part. It helps me ensure I do them consistently.” ~Sara
“Best item I have bought on TPT. My kids’ number sense is growing day by day!” ~Cynthia
“If you have been wanting to do number talks and don’t know where to start, this is the program for you! It is great to use whole group to start math, begin or end your day. Covers all the third grade concepts you would need. My students love, add em up, what’s the difference, how many, prove it, and correct or not?. These are just some of the fun activities that are in the program. If you are hesitant – just do it! You won’t be sorry.” ~ Molly
“This is a great resource! I love the explanations for the strategies that you have provided, and I love the variety you have included. Thanks for saving me from having to create this myself!!!” ~Conner
“Love the ease and practicality of using this quick and easy way to get the important concept of Number Talks out to the kids. The differentiated skill range is super useful with both low-flyers and high performers.” ~Cori
“I absolutely love these! I didn’t know how to get started with number talks but I look forward to it every day and so do my kids, thanks to this resource!”
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 Third 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 5 to 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! Becky and Cindy
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