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ERIC Number: ED527903
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr-5
Pages: 432
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-9350-9911-6
Number Talks: Helping Children Build Mental Math and Computation Strategies, Grades K-5 [with DVD]
Parrish, Sherry
Math Solutions
"Number Talks" is: (1) A five- to fifteen-minute classroom conversation around purposefully crafted computation problems that are solved mentally; and (2) The best part of a teacher's day. Whether you want to implement number talks but are unsure of how to begin or have experience but want more guidance in crafting purposeful problems, this dynamic multimedia resource will support you in building mental math and computational strategies. The author explains: (1) what a classroom number talk is; (2) how to follow students' thinking and pose the right questions to build understanding; (3) how to prepare for and design purposeful number talks; and (4) and how to develop grade-level-specific thinking strategies for the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. "Number Talks" includes connections to NCTM's "Principles and Standards for School Mathematics" as well as reference tables to help you quickly and easily locate strategies, number talks, and video clips. Includes a Facilitator's Guide and DVD. Appended are: (1) Author's Video Reflections; (2) Questions and Answers; (3) Suggested Grade-Level Resources; and (4) Reproducible Templates. An index is included.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Non-Print Media
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5; Kindergarten
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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