Number Talks: Whole Number Computation, Grades K–5
- A five- to fifteen-minute classroom conversation around purposefully crafted computation problems that are solved mentally.
- The best part of a teacher’s day.
This resource was created in response to the requests of teachers—those who want to implement number talks but are unsure of how to begin and those with experience who want more guidance in crafting purposeful 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; and
- how to develop grade-level-specific strategies for the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
Number Talks supports the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. It also includes an abundance of reference tables to help you quickly and easily locate strategies, number talks, and video clips.
New to the Common Core version:
Number Talks is now updated with Common Core connections. You'll find the same great content, only now video segments are highlighted throughout to illustrate how Number Talks provide a vehicle for students to develop and utilize specific Standards for Mathematical Content. Video segments are also highlighted throughout to illustrate how Number Talks support students in developing the Mathematical Practices.
While the 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. Chapter 9 serves as a facilitator's resource, providing guidance for use of the video clips by grade level along with discussion questions to support reflection and collegial conversations about number talks and students' learning.
Streaming Video Clips
The online video clips provide a visual platform for teachers to reflect on their current practices and target essential understandings from their readings. The video clips feature number talks filmed in actual classrooms, grades K, 2, 3, and 5, plus seven bonus tracks highlighting interviews with the author and teachers. Clips range from five to ten minutes in length with a total viewing time of approximately two hours. The resource includes reference tables to help you quickly and easily locate the video clips by chapter and grade level. All video clips can be viewed online using the key code found on page xxii. To learn more about video streaming access, visit mathsolutions.com/myvideos.
|Discussion questions for viewing each video clip|
Read Number Talks Build Numerical Reasoning, an article by Sherry Parrish
This interactive eBook includes 19 embedded video clips that are available at the touch of a finger. In addition to instant video, hyperlinks throughout allow the user to seamlessly navigate the text in an order that makes sense to their learning and understanding.
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Sherry Parrish has spent more than 35 years in the field of education. Sherry holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Samford University and is a recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching. As a former classroom educator and assistant professor, she advocates for the teaching and learning of mathematics through inquiry. She is the author of the award-winning Number Talks: Whole Number Computation, Grades K–5, and co-author of Number Talks: Fractions, Decimals, & Percentages, and currently works with teachers nationally and internationally in the area of mathematics. Connect with Sherry on Twitter: @numbertalks.
" Sherry Parrish outlines the very best way to teach math to young children and gives educators access to the ideas and methods
that they will need. Th is book is a valuable resource for anyone who cares about children’s mathematical development.
"Time and time again, middle and high school teachers encounter students who lack fl uency with small numbers, operations
sense, and conceptual understanding of place value; the lack of these foundational concepts is a major obstacle to understanding
integers, rational numbers, and algebra. Th e number talks in this resource have incredible importance for the development
of mathematical profi ciency and are appropriate and important experiences for teachers to provide for their students."
"Using number talks helps teachers listen to and follow their students’ thinking and also deepens their own understanding of
the mathematics they teach. Routinely using number talks is an important way to launch into inquiry-based mathematics teaching.
In this resource, Sherry Parrish provides a wealth of sample number talks that can be used in sequence to address important
Ann Dominick, Presidential Awardee for Elementary Math and former Alabama Teacher of the Year