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Number Talks - Volume Task Cards

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 26 pages | Years: 5 - 6

Build number sense skills with this set of 26 task cards.

Use this set of task cards to easily implement number talks into your classroom.

Number talks are meant to be short, daily maths activities that allow students to have meaningful and highly engaging conversations about maths. Simply show students the front of the card, and ask the prompts on the back. These exchanges will lead to the development of more accurate, efficient and flexible strategies for students.

This card set is a great teaching resource designed to help students with volume concepts including:

  • the understanding that volume is the number of unit cubes needed to fill a 3-dimensional figure with no gaps or overlaps.
  • the relationship between the volume of a rectangular prism, its base area and height.
  • finding the volume of composite 3-dimensional figures.

Print out the task cards front and back so that the prompts are displayed on the back of each card. The cards can also be put on a ring for added convenience.

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