# Number Talks

I used a similar thumbs up/down/sideways for kids' math understanding. It worked with one group of kids, but not with another group. It really depends on your group.

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3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Number Talks: Resources for starting daily number talks in the classroom

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During mini-lessons and Guided Math, I am ALL about manipulatives. Base 10 pieces, unifix cubes, cuisenaire rods – give me all the math things. Especially in 1st grade, manipulatives offer a concrete way to represent a number and their thinking. At some point, this concrete thinking has to begin to transition into abstract and mental math processes....

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Help children communicate their mental math thinking during Number Talks using these two posters. The first poster has prompts for students to use to

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Great routine to help kids think about numbers without punching them into calculators!

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Do you want to integrate number talks into your daily routine, but are having a difficult time planning for them? If so, this is for you! This yearlong number talks program is specifically geared for first grade and contains 180 varied activities that increase in difficulty as the year progresses. Your students are going to love engaging in mathematical discourse with their peers! #numbertalks #math #firstgrade

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Inspired by book Number Talks by Sherry Parrish. This chart from The Go To Teacher is perfect.

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