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Number Talks - Mental Division Task Cards

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 24 pages | Grades: 4 - 6

Build number sense skills with this set of 24 mental math task cards.

Math Talk Task Cards

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

Number talks are meant to be short, daily, math activities that allow students to have meaningful and highly engaging conversations about math. 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 for helping students to mentally divide numbers by one and two-digit divisors using strategies based on:

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your math lessons.

In addition to individual student work time, use this number talks activity to enhance learning through guided math groups or whole class lessons.

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Help students who need help understanding the concepts by focusing on the single digit divisor cards first. Additionally, if students are struggling to do these mentally, focus on using visual models before solving them mentally.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

For students who need a bit of a challenge, encourage them to create their own division problems to answer the prompts with.

👋 Exit Ticket 

Use these cards as a formative assessment after your lesson. Pick a random assortment of cards and project them on the board for the whole class to see. Students can record their answers on a sheet of paper, sticky note, or their notebook. 

Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies! 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the color PDF or black and white PDF version of this resource. 

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 

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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