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Seminar ImageNumber Talks: Whole Number Computation

Recommended Grade Level: Grades K-5


Presented by professional learning specialists

Special Note: A second Number Talks site-based learning option is available for Number Talks: Fractions, Decimals, and Percentages.

Based on the book, Number Talks: Whole Number Computation

Number Talks are five-to fifteen-minute classroom conversations around purposefully crafted computation problems solved mentally. As students communicate mathematical thinking, they develop efficient, flexible, and accurate computation strategies that build upon the key foundational ideas of mathematics. This professional learning offering supports teachers with implementing and facilitating number talks as a daily routine, empowering students to develop numerical reasoning with whole numbers.

Learning Goals

After this course, participants will be able to:
  • Characterize the key components of number talks, and consider the purpose of routines and procedures when implementing number talks.
  • Use models and tools that support student understandings and proficiencies called for in state mathematics standards.
  • Recognize and support students' development of common strategies for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
  • Collaborate to prepare for implementing and facilitating number talks with consistency and confidence.

Resources Needed

  • Number Talks: Whole Number Computation by Sherry Parrish

Additional Coaching Sessions

Additional Number Talks coaching sessions may be purchased to meet identified customer needs, using these coaching practices:

  • Analyzing student work/data
  • Goal setting
  • Classroom visits with debrief
  • Collaborative planning
  • Model lessons
  • Co-teaching
  • Professional study


Download the agenda for this professional learning here.

For pricing information, please call 800.541.2086, ext. 1402.