For those of you who missed our first #NumberTalksChat, here’s a short recap selection of tweets from the chat! For a complete list of all tweets, please click on our Storify link here.

If you were able to join us, thank you for your enthusiastic participation!

We hope everyone can chat with us again tonight at** 8pm** EST/**5pm** PST for our next #NumberTalksChat! For a preview of the questions, head over here.

For those who aren’t familiar w/ #numbertalks, here is a definition from @numbertalks‘ book #NumberTalksChat pic.twitter.com/4Apj0Zgq5D

— Math Solutions (@Math_Solutions) September 1, 2016

Q1: How can Ts benefit from using number talks in the classroom? How have you benefited if you use? #NumberTalksChat pic.twitter.com/kSb2EmQeVi

— Math Solutions (@Math_Solutions) September 1, 2016

A1 Listening to Ss explain their thinking provides amazing formative assessment. Guides my next steps. #NumberTalksChat

— Sandra Walker (@walkrsandra) September 1, 2016

#NumberTalksChat A1: Ss benefit from hearing the implicit math thinking from their peers and then get to try them out for themselves

— Margie Pearse (@pearse_margie) September 1, 2016

@AnnEliseRecord love this!

— Olivia Watson (@TechTeacherLiv) September 1, 2016

A1: Not only do the Ss build stronger mental math skills, so do I. #numbertalkschat

— Kim Busch (@mrsbuschmt) September 1, 2016

A1) Have given insight to Ss true sense of what numbers mean. Ss can begin to answer “why” we do something. #NumberTalksChat

— Angela luecke (@angeluecke) September 1, 2016

A1 Provides Ts w/overview of where

Ss are & next steps. Also allows Ts to see the strengths of students & PS skills #NumberTalksChat— S (@FloradTeach) September 1, 2016

@Math_Solutions Number Talks are a great way for students to verbalize their ideas strategies and misconceptions in math. #NumberTalksChat

— Tara Behymer (@MrsBehymer3rd) September 1, 2016

Students come up with strategies that teachers don’t always see #NumberTalksChat

— Mary Sue Enciso (@marysueenciso) September 1, 2016

@pearse_margie Thanks for sharing!!!

— marymitchell (@marymitchell) September 1, 2016

Q2: What strategies can Ts use to foster a classroom environment conducive to number talks? #NumberTalksChat pic.twitter.com/d4bp30LyUo

— Math Solutions (@Math_Solutions) September 1, 2016

A2 allow Ss to ask each other Qs and self correct. As a T, accept answers without praise or criticism #NumberTalksChat

— ➕➖Dina O’Brien✖️➗ (@Dina0Brien) September 1, 2016

A2: Build a community that encourages risk taking and value all the students answers – it’s hard to verbalize all the math! #NumberTalksChat

— Olivia Watson (@TechTeacherLiv) September 1, 2016

A2 fostering the idea that it’s OK to make mistakes #NumberTalksChat

— Jennifer Perez (@mathlete10) September 1, 2016

A2. Developing a #growthmindset safe, risk-taking classroom is the key. I l tell kids when i make mistakes. #numbertalkschat

— Kim Busch (@mrsbuschmt) September 1, 2016

@nrfelicity you’re in the right place. Problems that are chosen to build understanding. Use mental math. #NumberTalksChat @Math_Solutions

— Lisa Bush (@lBush11) September 1, 2016

Show them you value their thinking, even if their answer isn’t right #NumberTalksChat

— Evan Engwall (@engwall_e) September 1, 2016

Q3: What is your role during the number talk? What is the student’s role? #NumberTalksChat pic.twitter.com/9eyiwgM8Ey

— Math Solutions (@Math_Solutions) September 1, 2016

A3: T is the facilitator. Listen and record. Get Ss to explain their thinking. Ss have to verbalize their thoughts! #numbertalkschat

— Laura T (@iteachthewhy) September 1, 2016

A3 I want Ss to b the thinkers, problem solvers, doing the work, My role is to facilitate, nudge, ask ? To further thinking #NumberTalksChat

— S (@FloradTeach) September 1, 2016

A3 Ts listening in, gathering anecdotal notes, and asking guiding Qs. Ss should be conversing and explaining their thinking #NumberTalksChat

— ➕➖Dina O’Brien✖️➗ (@Dina0Brien) September 1, 2016

A3: probing questions to get to their thinking. Reframing when needed so other S can understand #NumberTalksChat

— Evan Engwall (@engwall_e) September 1, 2016

A3 Teacher quiet navigator, students active listeners and speakers #NumberTalksChat

— marymitchell (@marymitchell) September 1, 2016

Q4: What are some teacher actions that can encourage Ss participation during a number talk? #NumberTalksChat pic.twitter.com/vzbfv9fqya

— Math Solutions (@Math_Solutions) September 1, 2016

A4: Providing silent wait time is 1 way to encourage S to engage. #NumberTalksChat

— Chris Kalmbach (@ChrisKalmbach) September 1, 2016

A4. Validate everyone. #numbertalkschat

— Kim Busch (@mrsbuschmt) September 1, 2016

A4 celebrate mistakes and what was learned from them #NumberTalksChat

— ➕➖Dina O’Brien✖️➗ (@Dina0Brien) September 1, 2016

Q5: What prompts do you use to encourage respectful communication in your math class? #NumberTalksChat pic.twitter.com/zRtWWTD0WD

— Math Solutions (@Math_Solutions) September 1, 2016

The “I agree with” hand signal! #numbertalkschat

— Laura T (@iteachthewhy) September 1, 2016

I see….

I wonder… #numbertalkschat— Stephanie A. Shultz (@stephanieshultz) September 1, 2016

A5: “How do you know?” #NumberTalksChat

— marymitchell (@marymitchell) September 1, 2016

A5: I agree, I disagree, I wonder, I thought #NumberTalksChat

— Olivia Watson (@TechTeacherLiv) September 1, 2016

— Math Solutions (@Math_Solutions) September 1, 2016

A6: hand on heart when your answer is ready #NumberTalksChat

— Olivia Watson (@TechTeacherLiv) September 1, 2016

#NumberTalksChat A6: Our students use sign language “me too” sign

— Margie Pearse (@pearse_margie) September 1, 2016

A6 We use the signals from the book and they have carried ovr to all subject areas #NumberTalksChat

— Cheryl Akers (@Terppom1985) September 1, 2016

A6) Thumb to chest and add finger for each new strategy #NumberTalksChat

— Angela luecke (@angeluecke) September 1, 2016

@Math_Solutions A: Simple but effective #NumberTalksChat pic.twitter.com/MYVipMLimK

— Tara Behymer (@MrsBehymer3rd) September 1, 2016

Q7: Why do you think it is important to engage Ss in mental math? #NumberTalksChat pic.twitter.com/goZzJzqbCF

— Math Solutions (@Math_Solutions) September 1, 2016

A7 Mental math is needed to survive in every day life. Calculating tips, grocery bills, etc It’s an essential skill. #NumberTalksChat

— Julie Tillman (@JTillman1999) September 1, 2016

@AnnEliseRecord Yes this has been evident this year!

— Angela luecke (@angeluecke) September 1, 2016

A7: because mental math is real life. #NumberTalksChat

— Lisa (@LisaCorbett0261) September 1, 2016

A7 St become more confident & more efficient with complex skills practicing mental math strategies daily #NumberTalksChat

— Melanie McCollum (@mccollummel) September 1, 2016

A7 mental math requires understanding, sometimes S just do memorized steps when writing. #NumberTalksChat

— Susan Barrett (@Sleebarr) September 1, 2016

A7: Mental math encourages Ss to use numbers flexibly, and in a way that makes particular sense to them #NumberTalksChat

— Evan Engwall (@engwall_e) September 1, 2016

A7 mental math requires authentic application and flexibility #NumberTalksChat

— valentina gonzalez (@ValentinaESL) September 1, 2016

It’s important to plan purposeful computation problems. Q8 is a 3-parter #NumberTalksChat pic.twitter.com/TTcGkPo8Dp

— Math Solutions (@Math_Solutions) September 1, 2016

A8 a & b: Gets the Ss away from Standard Algorithm and what the #s MEAN! #numbertalkschat

— Laura T (@iteachthewhy) September 1, 2016

A8 St can mentally see “friendly” problems’ solutions & relate them to more challenging ones #NumberTalksChat

— Melanie McCollum (@mccollummel) September 1, 2016

A8: Helps S adjust the original problem to an easier problem while reinforcing the multiplication concept “groups of”. #NumberTalksChat

— marymitchell (@marymitchell) September 1, 2016

A8a&b: Reinforces understanding of mult as eq size groups, can be flex and use more eff numbers and then adjust. Powerful! #numbertalkschat

— Ann Elise Record (@AnnEliseRecord) September 1, 2016

A8 I always talk to students about friendly numbers, base 10 helps us figure numbers out, it,s about breaking the number #NumberTalksChat

— S (@FloradTeach) September 1, 2016

A8: a&b hope students realize that 29×3 is one less 3 than 30×3 – & similar relation of 20×4 & 19×4 – without algorithm #NumberTalksChat

— Wendi Cyford (@fcpswendi) September 1, 2016

Q9: What are your next steps for using number talks in the classroom? #NumberTalksChat pic.twitter.com/r1jdN6N89Q

— Math Solutions (@Math_Solutions) September 1, 2016

A9) Thinking of asking Ss to create some of their own #NumberTalksChat

— Angela luecke (@angeluecke) September 1, 2016

A9: seek out examples of number talks for secondary classrooms (thanks @saravdwarf for a starting point) #NumberTalksChat

— Carrie Barber (@barber_carrie) September 1, 2016

Q9: Employ them more consistently with my Ss, and get other Ts at my school on board! #NumberTalksChat

— Evan Engwall (@engwall_e) September 1, 2016

A9 Helping our new Ts get comfortable. Have them watch us in action #NumberTalksChat

— Helen Wilt (@HelenWilt) September 1, 2016

A9 build a culture that values problem solving, collaboration & critical thinking rather than simply finding right answer #NumberTalksChat

— valentina gonzalez (@ValentinaESL) September 1, 2016

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