Calculate It! Number Talk FREE SAMPLE

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Learning Objective

Students will engage in mental math Students will engage in conversations to explain their thinking


Calculate It! Number Talks engage your students in mental math exercises that are meaningful as well as fun!

This download includes 2 sample slides of each of my 12 different number talks, for a total of 24 number talks!

Includes both a version for PowerPoint and a version for Google Slides™!

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Why Number Talks?

  • Develop mental math skills
  • Give students the opportunity to explain and share their thinking
  • Give students the chance to learn from their peers.
  • Students develop greater number sense as they learn to manipulate numbers and approach problems from multiple angles.
  • Students gain a better understanding of what the numbers actually mean, rather than just memorizing rote facts.

How to Use Number Talks

Detailed instructions are included in the file!

*Note: This product is meant to be used with an interactive white board.*

  • Display slide on interactive white board
  • Give students think time to complete mental math
  • Give students opportunity to show and share their thinking
  • Complete 1-3 slides daily (5-10 minutes total)
  • Use as an opening or closing to your math lesson, or when you have a few spare minutes.

Distance Learning Tips

  • Upload the slide show for students in your chosen platform
  • Assign them a slide number to complete. They can write answers or give them verbally, depending on your format.
  • Ask them to explain their thinking.

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