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  • Number Talks

    Posted by Gerilyn Stolberg on May 17, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    I am struggling with number talks because my students are all over the map with their understanding and number sense. I feel like when I do number talks as a whole class, I only have a small group engaged but I don’t know how to do multiple number talks and still fit in everything else that I need to teach.

    Gerilyn Stolberg replied 3 years, 2 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Kyle Pearce

    May 18, 2019 at 12:01 am

    This is a common struggle! What resource(S) are you using for number talks?

  • Gerilyn Stolberg

    May 31, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    I use Sherry Parrish’s book on Number Talks. Although I teach third grade, I am still using the 2nd grade subtraction Number Talks as many of my students are lacking in subtraction strategies. They do not have the number sense of when to get a ten and will often just subtract the smaller number from the larger. For example, 43- 27   they will subtract 7 – 3 is 5 and 4 – 2 is 2 so the answer is 25.  I have been working to help them understand that 43 is 40 and 3 and 27 is 20 and 7. So therefore, we are really subtracting 40 – 20 and 3 – 7.  Any advice would be greatly appreciated.