What I Noticed doing Number Talks

In our district, we have been pushing Number Talks as a strategy to get students (and teachers) thinking mathematically.  The beauty of Number Talks is that the focus is on how the student is thinking, not on the answer.  Being a math mentor teacher for special education teachers, this is one strategy that I can model fairly quickly for teachers.  Here is what I have noticed doing them:  No matter what, I cannot predict all of the strategies.  I have tried to plan by predicting their strategies how I am going to record their thinking – especially trying to bring … Continue reading What I Noticed doing Number Talks