# Making Number Talks Matter

## What a Great Week!

Reading Chapter 2, I was so excited to dig in and talk about the Number Talks we are doing and/or planning to do in our classrooms! Thank you so much to all of the wonderful and thoughtful conversations over the course of the week! If you have not checked out all three of the platforms, please do, the answers to the questions are amazing!

I look forward to sharing our classroom experiences as we move through each of the chapters on operations!

~Kristin

## Quick Images: Visualizing Number Combinations

In this Teaching Channel video a Kindergarten class looks at combinations of 8 in a ten frame. Take the time to think about the questions to the right of the video. For older students, I am wondering how we could think about this structure with decimals. Last year, I used the ten frame as a one frame here.

## #mNTmTch Blog Posts!

Thank you Melissa for all of your amazing sharing and blogging!! Check our Melissa's most recent post, Talking Subtraction.

Thank you Laurie Silverstein for opening up your school book study with us in this post, Making Number Talks Matter.

## Number Talk Resources

Dot Images from Math Perspectives

Shape Images from Math Perspectives

## Fluency Without Fear: Research Evidence on the Best Ways to Learn Math Facts

An article by Jo Boaler, Professor of Mathematics Education, co-founder youcubed with the help of Cathy Williams, co-founder youcubed, & Amanda Confer Stanford University.

On page six, there is a wonderful piece about Number Talks!

## Dot Image Sharing:

Thanks to Brian Bushart! @RRElemMath