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Building number sense is a vital component to every math block. Check out this sampler to get an idea of the type of questions you can expect from our Number Talks resources!

We have Number Talks available for all grades:

Kindergarten (Number Talks)

Kindergarten (Dot Talks)

What are number talks?

Number talks are class prompts and questions to promote computational fluency and number sense. They should last 5-10 minutes where discussion and collaboration is encouraged. Students are allowed to use pencil and paper to keep track of their steps as they complete their mental calculations.

What is included in our Number Talks bundles?

250 Question Cards Your whole year is covered with 250 question cards! DIGITAL VERSIONS ARE ALSO INCLUDED! The questions are specifically designed to promote number sense and geared towards using the different number strategies provided in this bundle. There is a variety of different questions for you to choose from!

Teacher Tips and Ideas Don’t know where to start? This bundle includes tips and ideas to help you implement number talks in your classroom. No need to do research online; this bundle has you covered. 

Teacher Checklists A teacher friendly checklist is included for you to keep track of the questions you use throughout the year.

Hand Signal Mini Posters Hang these mini posters on your whiteboard to keep the pace of your number talk lesson!

Student Strategy Posters Student posters are included outlining the different number sense strategies for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Sentence Starters Hang these sentence starters in your classroom to help promote accountable talk!

Samples of the Different Strategies Not sure what a strategy should look like? Included in this bundle are samples of work for various question cards.

Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths, 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 and explain the reasoning used.
Find whole-number quotients of whole numbers with up to four-digit dividends and two-digit divisors, using strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.
Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
Use place value understanding to round decimals to any place.
Compare two decimals to thousandths based on meanings of the digits in each place, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons.
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