Making Number Talks Matter

Developing Mathematical Practices and Deepening Understanding, Grades 4-10

Making Number Talks Matter is about the myriad decisions facing teachers as they make this fifteen-minute daily routine a vibrant and vital part of their mathematics instruction. Throughout the book, Cathy Humphreys and Ruth Parker offer practical ideas for using Number Talks to help students learn to reason numerically and build a solid foundation for the study of mathematics.

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Making Number Talks Matter is about the myriad decisions facing teachers as they make this fifteen-minute daily routine a vibrant and vital part of their mathematics instruction. Throughout the book, Cathy Humphreys and Ruth Parker offer practical ideas for using Number Talks to help students learn to reason numerically and build a solid foundation for the study of mathematics. This book will be an invaluable resource whether you are already using Number Talks or not; whether you are...read more

About the Author(s)

Cathy Humphreys is currently a doctoral student at Stanford University, where she studies mathematics teaching and learning.

Ruth Parker is a former classroom teacher and has spent over 20 years leading professional development for math teachers in grades K-12. She is currently the CEO of the Mathematics Education Collaborative, preparing the next generation of mathematics teacher leaders for Washington state.

Table of Contents

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Contents
Foreword: The Wonder of Number Talks by Jo Boaler
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. What Are Number Talks? Why Are They So Important?
2. Getting Number Talks Started
3. Guiding Principles for Enacting Number Talks in the Classroom
Prelude to Operations
4. Subtraction Across the Grades
5. Multiplication Across the Grades
6. Addition Across the Grades
7. Division Across the Grades
8. Making Sense of Fractions (and Decimals and Percent)
9. Number Talks Can Spark Investigations
10. Managing Bumps in the Road
11. Moving Forward
Appendixes
References
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: 4-10
Media: 212 pp / paperMedia: E-BookMedia: E-Book/Print
Year: 2015
Item No: 0998Item No: 1019Item No: 1B99
ISBN: 978-157110-998-9ISBN: 978-162531-019-4ISBN: 978-15711B-998-9

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