2nd Grade Number Talks: Printable & Digital Task Card Bundle for Mental Math

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I am loving the math conversations that are happening with these number talks. Thank you for making it both digital and print! Thank you
I start my math time off with this resource and my students love it! They are learning to talk math and I love hearing their reasoning. Thank you!

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    Number conversations can be built into your daily schedule as short, daily exercises aimed at building number sense. Number sense is the ability to understand numbers and quantities, to use numbers flexibly, and to perform calculations mentally. According to research, students in the United States lack number sense. Traditionally, students have relied on rote algorithms to complete math problems, without really understanding what they are doing. Students who have strong number sense can solve problems in more than one way and can check that their answers make sense.

    This bundle includes over 400 talking math prompts that foster mental math abilities and help develop number sense. These 12 packs are listed at $51.00. You're saving 16% ($43.00) by purchasing this bundle!

    Purchasing this Growing Bundle Gives You Access to...

    • Yearlong Teaching Scope & Sequence
    • Printable and Digital Options
    • Teaching Guide & Question Stems for Each Unit
    • Math Talk & Math Journals Anchor Chart
    • 400+ Prompt Cards
    • Dozens of Recording Logs

    Quarter 1:

    Subitizing and Arrays

    Hit the Target: Composing & Decomposing Numbers

    Where Does it Belong: Ordering and Comparing Numbers on a Number Line

    Quarter 2:

    Number Mazes: Composing and Decomposing Numbers within 100 (FALL 2020)

    What Am I?: Number (1-1000) Riddles (FALL 2020)

    Pick Up Stick: Practice in Skip Counting and Place Value (FALL 2020)

    Quarter 3

    Solve My 100s Grid: Place Value and Adding within 200 (FALL 2020)

    Friends Share: Identifying Missing Addends and Subtrahends (FALL 2020)

    The Misfit: Noticing Patterns in Shapes, Fractions, and Numbers

    Quarter 4

    Balancing My Scale: Exploring Equality in Expressions and Coins

    Solve My Shape: Introduction to Algebraic Thinking

    Gone Missing: Double and Triple-Digit Addition and Subtraction

    This is a digital file. May I print it?

    While intended to be a digital resource, it can also be printed. To do so, go to File à Print à Lay Out à Pages Per Sheet à 2 or 4 à Print.  2 to a page prints with awkward margins but are easier to read and write directly on. 4 to a page prints in perfect task-card form (the size of post cards).

    How Do I Use These for a Whole-Class Number Talk?

    Using Google Slides you are able to display these prompts. If you download the Page Marker Google Chrome extension, you can write directly on the slides (no log-in required) in different colors. Using an Interactive Whiteboard, you can use the markers or your finger to write on top of these images/slides. If using a touch-screen Chromebook or iPad, you can use a stylus to record students’ thinking. Should you want to rock a low-technology option, display the prompt on a screen and record student thinking on anchor chart paper, a white board, or an easel.

    Can I share this with students?

    Yes! On a password-protected site or platform, you are welcome to share this digital file with students and families. That might look like a Google Classroom, a password-protected website, a password-protected Flip Grid, See Saw, etc. Due to copyright, the digital file may not be placed on a class website that is accessible to the general public. Have questions? Ask a Q&A on Teachers Pay Teachers, and I’m happy to answer!

    With what programs is this compatible?

    This digital file is able to work with GoogleTM Slides, Google Drive, SeeSaw. Microsoft OneDriveTM, or Pic Collage. Note - In SeeSaw, the interactive pieces do not work. Then students may submit their thinking digitally. For instructions on how to use this resource with Microsoft OneDriveTM and SeeSaw visit bit.ly/digitalinstructions

    Can I share just one or a few prompts at a time?

    After you make a copy of this digital file and add it to your Google Drive, you are free to manipulate the slides. You can add/delete/or move around the pages to meet the needs of your students. Only want to share one prompt? Perfect. Delete the other slides and share the file via Google Classroom for your students. Then, when you want the rest of the tasks, you can come back to this link and reopen the original file.

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    1 Year
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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.
    Add up to four two-digit numbers using strategies based on place value and properties of operations.
    Add and subtract within 1000, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method. Understand that in adding or subtracting three-digit numbers, one adds or subtracts hundreds and hundreds, tens and tens, ones and ones; and sometimes it is necessary to compose or decompose tens or hundreds.
    Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies. By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.
    Use addition to find the total number of objects arranged in rectangular arrays with up to 5 rows and up to 5 columns; write an equation to express the total as a sum of equal addends.


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