A collection of number talks teaching resources that support meaningful and highly engaging conversations in the mathematics classroom.
Number talks are daily math activities that allow students to have meaningful and highly engaging conversations about mathematics. Incorporating these short, ten-minute daily exercises into your classroom routine not only helps students develop mental math and flexible thinking about numbers and operations, but also provides opportunities for them to investigate and apply mathematical connections and relationships.
This teaching resource pack includes:
- Number Talks – Decimal Task Cards
- Number Talks – Mental Division Task Cards
- Number Talks – Adding and Subtracting Fractions Task Cards
- Number Talks – Dividing with Unit Fractions Task Cards
- Number Talks – Classifying Figures Task Cards
- Number Talks – Volume Task Cards
- Number Talks – Measurement Conversion Task Cards
- Number Talks – Hand Signal Poster Pack
- Number Talks – Sentence Starters Poster Pack
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Common Core Curriculum alignment
Find all factor pairs for a whole number in the range 1-100. Recognize that a whole number is a multiple of each of its factors. Determine whether a given whole number in the range 1-100 is a multiple of a given one-digit number. Determine whether a ...
Recognize that in a multi-digit number, a digit in one place represents 10 times as much as it represents in the place to its right and 1/10 of what it represents in the place to its left.
Explain patterns in the number of zeros of the product when multiplying a number by powers of 10, and explain patterns in the placement of the decimal point when a decimal is multiplied or divided by a power of 10. Use whole-number exponents to denot...
Read, write, and compare decimals to thousandths.
Read and write decimals to thousandths using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form, e.g., 347.392 = 3 × 100 + 4 × 10 + 7 × 1 + 3 × (1/10) + 9 × (1/100) + 2 × (1/1000).
Find whole-number quotients of whole numbers with up to four-digit dividends and two-digit divisors, using strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division. Illustrate and expl...
Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written me...
Recognize volume as an attribute of solid figures and understand concepts of volume measurement.
Measure volumes by counting unit cubes, using cubic cm, cubic in, cubic ft, and improvised units.
Apply the formulas V = l × w × h and V = b × h for rectangular prisms to find volumes of right rectangular prisms with whole-number edge lengths in the context of solving real world and mathematical problems.
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