Math Talk Question Stems - Higher Order Thinking Questions for Math Number Talks

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These question stems are so useful and easy to implement! My students love using these questions to prompt one another during math time. Thank you for such a beautiful resource!
These are great questions to use to get students thinking during Math. This is a helpful resource and I recommend for you to use it in your classtoom!
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Do you need higher order thinking questions for math talks and discussions? These math talk resource cards contain over 100 comprehension questions to be used to enhance discussion during your math block. Simply PRINT & GO and watch your students gain a deeper understanding of math concepts. 

These math question stems will allow your students to think and explain their mathematical process in order to create deeper understanding and stronger achievement. Your students will LOVE when you pull out these math comprehension questions during math talks!

Topics covered with these higher order thinking questions for math:

  • Making Predictions
  • Student Reflection
  • Making Connections
  • Sharing Thoughts
  • Retelling Math
  • Predicting Math
  • Group Discussion
  • Open Ended Questioning.

Guide student thinking with these math question stems that will create meaningful mathematical reasoning amongst your students! Using these questions during math talks is easy! 

Use these higher order thinking questions for math lessons with:

✅Whole Group Lessons

✅Small Groups

✅Math Stations

✅Partner Discussions

Extension Activities 

✅Independent Work where students can write their answers 

❤️You will LOVE that these math question stems are research based! Research shows that having mathematical talks and conversations with your students to help guide their thinking can increase their math comprehension. This tool can give you meaningful questioning at your fingertips.

Printing options for these math talk questions:

  1. All cards are black and white to allow printing on colored paper.
  2. Print onto cardstock and place questions on a ring or use the full page option. 

Check out the preview for a closer look at these high order thinking math talks cards!

What teachers are saying about these math talks questions?

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"I love using these questions during our Number Talks and during instruction. This resource is also my favorite in the small group helping my low achieving students and to prime their thinking." - April B.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"This resource is great for having your higher level students explain their learning. I also used them in small groups with my lower level students to have them talk about how to solve problems and what strategies they can use." - Elizabeth V.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"I love just having this at my fingertips to use during lessons. It's super useful in helping to improve my questioning.” - Megan M. 

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