Join Math Solutions for a #NumberTalksChat on Twitter!
byAugust 26th, 2016 All Blog Posts
At Math Solutions, we love talking math talk, and we know so many of our education partners love number talks as much we do. Mark your calendars for our first #NumberTalksChat on Twitter next Wednesday, August 31st at 8pm EST!
Two participants will be randomly selected to receive a copy of Sherry Parrish’s Number Talks: Whole Number Computation. Join us for a lively discussion on strategies and techniques for implementing number talks in the classroom, and for your chance to win this award-winning resource. We’re excited to chat with you!
Here is a preview of the questions we’ll be asking, and a sample video of a number talk in action. In this introductory chat, we’ll chat about why number talks are important, and what to remember when using them in your classroom. In subsequent chats, we will dive into specific number talks. We hope you can join us!
As you watch this 5th grade “32 x 15” number talk, keep these questions in mind:
- How does the teacher facilitate the classroom discussion?
- What conditions are present that foster a safe learning community?
- How is student communication encouraged and valued?
- How would you describe the teacher’s role during the number talk?
5.2 Multiplication 32 x 15 from Number Talks: Helping Children Build Mental Math and Computation Strategies by Sherry Parrish (Sausalito: Math Solutions, 2010)