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# Number Talks - Decimal Representation Task Cards

• Updated:  03 Oct 2023

Explore representations of decimals with your students using this set of 28 number talks task cards.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  28 Pages

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teaching resource

# Number Talks - Decimal Representation Task Cards

• Updated:  03 Oct 2023

Explore representations of decimals with your students using this set of 28 number talks task cards.

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  28 Pages

Explore representations of decimals with your students using this set of 28 number talks task cards.

## Explore Decimals Using Base 10 Blocks

Are you looking for a new way of introducing and exploring math concepts in your classroom? Look no further than Teach Starter’s Number Talk Task Cards! Number talks are short, daily math activities that allow students to have meaningful and highly engaging conversations about math. This set focuses on using Base 10 blocks to represent decimals.

On the front of each task card, you’ll find a visual representation of a decimal. Some decimals are represented using Base 10 blocks whereas others have been placed on a number line. These graphics function as visual aids, facilitating a tangible and instinctive comprehension of decimal representations.

Flip the card, and you’ll encounter meticulously crafted prompts fashioned to ignite meaningful dialogue with your students. Tailored to initiate discussions led by educators, these prompts delve into the rationale behind each representation, encouraging students to articulate their cognitive processes and facilitating a rich environment for thoughtful dialogue.

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

What decimal is represented in this model? How do you know?

What are some other models you could use to represent this number?

What are some decimals that are greater than/less than this?

This resource contains 28 number talk cards related to various decimal representations. Some of the concepts addressed include:

• Representing decimals in a variety of ways
• Comparing decimals
• Writing decimals in expanded notation
• Relating decimals to fractions

## Why Use Number Talks in Your Math Classroom?

Whether you’re a seasoned math teacher or just starting your educational journey, our Number Talks Task Cards are an invaluable addition to your teaching toolkit. Use them as a warm-up activity, a main lesson component or even as part of your assessment strategy.

Our task cards align with national curriculum standards, providing a seamless integration into your existing math program.

Use the dropdown menu to select either the full-color or black-and-white PDF.

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

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