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Seminar ImageNumber Talks: Whole Number Computation

Developed by Sherry D. Parrish
Based on the PD resource, Number Talks: Whole Number Computation
Recommended Grade Level: Grades K - 5th

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.

Course 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

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