I wanted to have examples of number talks, methods and activities that could be used in a 6th grade classroom. I also wanted a visual reference for what a number talk looks like in a 6th grade classroom.
Math Coach's Corner: Math Get Acquainted Activity. Here's a little activity that reinforces math vocabulary, gets students up and talking to each other, and requires them to read and follow directions. The vocabulary is geared for 5th or 6th grade, but a blank template is provided so you can customize it!
While reviewing fractions for the 4th Math LEAP test last week I had an aha moment. I was drawing the model for a mixed number and I realized that I had not really focused on converting improper fractions to mixed numbers. Well, I continued with my mixed number review but I sat there talking to talk
Aha!....Converting Improper Fractions to Mixed Numbers - IgnitED
“Surely 3.12 is a lot bigger than 3.2 because 12 is bigger than 2…!” said one of my students the other day. I do see where students are coming from with this misconception and you can dive into place value and talk about hundredths being smaller than tenths, but another model that I’ve found successful is the “zooming in on the numberline” approach: