Power Point Presentation (something close to what was shown at TMC15 Flex Session)

**Some Resources**

Books

*Making ***Number Talks** Matter Developing Mathematical Practices and Deepening Understanding Grades 4-10

by Cathy Humphreys & Ruth Parker

**Number Talks ** Helping Children Build Mental Math and Computation Strategies by* *Sherry Parrish (includes a DVD with lots of classroom examples)

also

*Intentional ***Talk** How to Structure and Lead Productive Mathematical Discussions by Elham Kazemi & Allison Hintz

*5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions* by Margaret S. Smith and Mary Kay Stein

Convince your administrator to buy these books for your school's professional library !

Stuff on this Wiki

Overview of Number Talks From Math Perspectives (2007) a very good introduction and rationale for Number Talks

The Difference between a Number Talk and A Math Lesson Something to think about - you can read it later.

How to start This 2 page document will facilitation tips that might be useful

**Elementary Stuff that may be Useful to you**

Common Math Strategies A list of mental math strategies for the 4 operations. Students should know/use these. This comes from Sherry Parrish's book.

How to Use Number Strings in a Number Talk directed towards 4th & 5th but useful for all

Lots of Number Strings for grades 3-5 From Sherry Parrish's book

Dot Card/Frame Card stuff - don't think this is too easy for the students!!

Kindergarten Dot cards

First Grade Frame Cards

Grades 3-6 Dot Cards

Article from Teaching Children Mathematics "Number Talks build Numerical Reasoning" by Sherry Parrish

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