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# Number Talks – Decimal Operations Task Cards

• Updated:  18 Oct 2023

Explore decimal operations with your students using this set of 26 number talk task cards.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  26 Pages

• Years:  6 - 7

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teaching resource

# Number Talks – Decimal Operations Task Cards

• Updated:  18 Oct 2023

Explore decimal operations with your students using this set of 26 number talk task cards.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  26 Pages

• Years:  6 - 7

Explore decimal operations with your students using this set of 26 number talk task cards.

## Explore Decimal Operations Through Guided Number Talks

Are you looking for a new way of introducing and exploring maths concepts in your classroom? Look no further than Teach Starter’s Number Talk Task Cards! Number talks are short, daily maths activities that allow students to have meaningful and highly engaging conversations about maths. This set focuses on using the four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with decimal numbers.

On the front of each task card, you’ll find vibrant and engaging visual representations of decimals. These visuals serve as powerful tools to help students grasp the concept of operations with decimals in a concrete and intuitive way. From addition and subtraction to multiplication and division, our task cards cover a range of operations, making learning dynamic and accessible.

Turn the card over, and you’ll discover carefully crafted prompts tailored to spark meaningful conversations. These prompts guide teachers in leading discussions that delve into the reasoning behind each operation, encouraging students to articulate their thought processes. The questions are designed to uncover different strategies, promote critical thinking and deepen overall understanding.

Some example prompts from this set of decimal operations cards include:

What expression is represented in this image? How do you know?

How could you use this visual model to help determine the answer to the question?

What word problem could represent this visual representation?

This resource contains 26 number talk task cards related to various decimal operations topics. Some of the concepts addressed include:

• Adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing decimals using different strategies
• Relating decimals to fractions
• Relating decimals to money
• Writing decimals in expanded notation
• Comparing decimals
• Rounding decimals

## Multiple Benefits of Number Talks in Your Maths Classroom

There are multiple benefits to using these decimal operations number talk task cards in your maths lessons. Some of these include:

1. Student Engagement – The visually appealing number talk cards captivate students’ attention, making mathematical discussions enjoyable and effective.
2. Promotes Communication Skills – Number talks encourage students to communicate their mathematical thinking clearly and coherently, fostering a collaborative learning environment.
3. Concept Mastery – Number talks reinforce operational skills with the combination of visuals and discussions, ensuring a thorough understanding of decimal operations.

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Print out the task cards double-sided so that the prompts are displayed on the back of each card. You may wish to use cardboard to increase the longevity and durability of the cards.

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