This unit has 170 dot cards focusing on numbers 1-10. This document is intended to be followed in order. I use 3-4 dot cards a day. Have students give a thumbs up when they know how many dots are on the card. Students then share strategies for counting dots.
According to the Math Perspectives website...A Number Talk is a short, ongoing daily routine that provides students with meaningful ongoing practice with computation. A Number Talk is a powerful tool for helping students develop computational fluency because the expectation is that they will use number relationships and the structures of numbers to add, subtract, multiply and divide.
Number Talks should be structured as short sessions alongside (but not necessarily directly related to) the ongoing math curriculum. It is important to keep Number Talks short, as they are not intended to replace current curriculum or take up the majority of the time spent on mathematics. In fact, teachers need to spend only 5 to 15 minutes on Number Talks. Number Talks are most effective when done every day.