Number Talks is a five- to fifteen-minute classroom routine based on purposefully crafted problems that are solved mentally. This dynamic multimedia resource was created in response to the requests of teachers—those who want to implement number talks but are unsure of how to begin and those with experience who want more guidance in crafting purposeful problems. It supports teachers in understanding:
• what a classroom number talk is;
• how to follow students’ thinking and pose the right questions to build understanding;
• how to prepare for and design purposeful number talks; and
• how to develop fractional reasoning and strategies for operating with fractions, decimals, and percentages.
Research is from Number Talks: Fractions, Decimals, and Percentages by Parrish and Dominick
NOTE: If you have the book, please bring it with you.