Number Talks: Whole Number Computation, Grades K-5: A Multimedia Professional Learning Resource
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A five-to-fifteen-minute classroom conversation around computation problems. This dynamic multimedia resource supports teachers in understanding:
how to follow students’ thinking and pose the right questions to build understanding
how to prepare for and design purposeful number talks
how to develop grade-level-specific strategies for the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
Number Talks supports the CCSS for Mathematics. Includes reference tables to help you quickly and easily locate strategies, number talks, and video clips. The facilitator’s guide book may be used as an independent resource, it is also structured to provide a framework for collaborative learning groups or to provide professional development opportunities through grade-level teams, individual schools, or districts. The accompanying DVD provides a visual platform for teachers to reflect on their current practices and target essential understandings from their readings.