Math Talks Model VIDEO Lesson on Dot Images

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This is an in depth professional development video of a model lesson and notation for a dot image math talk for kindergarten and first grade. I will also walk you through step-by-step of my planning routine for this dot image math talk.

THIS VIDEO IS LICENSED FOR 1-5 TEACHERS TO VIEW. If more than 5 teachers/administrators will view this video, please use the multiple license option. If you need a school or district license, please email me at and I will set you up a special license for that! :)


1. How do I plan for a dot image math talk?

2. What does this lesson look like in kindergarten?

3. What does this lesson look like in first grade?


1:13 How do I plan for a dot image math talk?

2:15 Planning Document example

2:44 Setting Goals for the dot image math talk

3:28 Anticipating math strategies for the dot images

6:10 Planning for guiding questions

8:03 What does this lesson look like in kindergarten?

11:34 Counting all strategy and notation

12:45 Commutative property strategy and notation

14:51 Counting on strategy and notation

18:04 What does this lesson look like in first grade?

19:07 Subitizing in multiple groups and notation

23:56 Counting by 2's strategy and addition and multiplication notation

27:36 Reflecting on the lesson

28:25 In the Supporting Document


• Math Talks Planning Page blank template (2 versions...more ink and less ink)

• Math Talks Planning Page for this specific dot image

• Slides used in the video

• Note taker for taking notes or notating along with the video

• Discussion question slides for discussing after the video

• Discussion question handout for answering questions individually

• Links to related resources


Math Talks BUNDLE


What Is A Math Talk? (Intro & Routines)

Copyright Whitney Shaddock, 2019, licensed for one classroom use only. Please use the multiple licensing option for more than one classroom use!

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