Thursday, March 30, 2017
This month, I wanted to share with you something I've implemented in my classroom that has been a total game-changer: NUMBER TALKS!
So, what is a Number Talk? A number talk is a way for students to talk and share their math thinking with classmates. No paper and pencils needed! I try to have a number talk every day, and they take us 5-7 minutes to complete. In 2nd grade, our number talks generally focus around addition and subtraction. However, before we ever begin number talks, we must set up expectations.
If you haven't implemented number talks in your classroom, I highly suggest giving it a try! It really has transformed the way my students talk and think about numbers, and it's the PERFECT way to start your guided math time!
You can follow the links below to read more awesome posts on strategies for guided math! See you next month for Smashing Strategies for Guided Math!