## Number Talks

*Explore the resources around Number Talks below before referring to this week's in-between task*

Number talks are designed to provide students with short, regular opportunities to develop efficient number sense and mathematical reasoning, to visualise problem solving, and to explain their thinking (Parrish & Dominick, 2016).

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**'Number Talks Build Numerical Reasoning' by Sherry Parish******## Number Talk Process

*It is important that the protocols and process of number talks are explicitly taught to students when introducing number talks for the first time.*

1. A number problem, or number stimulus, is posed to the class.

2.Thinking time is given to the students to respond to the stimulus, or solve the number problem mentally (without the use of mini whiteboards)

3. Students indicate how many strategies they have discovered to solve the problem by placing that many fingers or their chest.

4. One student at a time shares the strategy they have used with the whole class. The teacher scribes the student response without comment.

5. The teacher facilitates a whole class discussion, agreeing on the most appropriate and efficient strategies used for that problem.

This week's in-between task is to:

*Plan at least one number talk in your stage meeting for all classes to teach in Week 9

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**this doc**- Photos of your class's number talk

- Number Talk activities or resources you have found during planning

- Questions you have about number talks