Presenter is Fiona Foley, MANSW Education Consultant
This two-part online workshop (2 x 2 hours) will look at “What is A Number Talk?” and “How to create a learning environment where all students are encouraged to develop and express their mathematical ideas clearly.”
The aim of the workshop is to support teachers in building a whole new perspective on mathematics and engaging students in creative, open mathematical thinking by establishing Number Talks in the K-6 classroom. Research by Cathy Humphreys and Sherry Parrish, Pam Weber Harris and others.
Participants will develop strategies and action plans in K – 2 Number Talks, such as:
• Develop Number Sense.
• Develop fluency with small numbers.
Participants will develop strategies to support and understand students’ thinking in Years 3- 6 through Number Talks with a focus on:
• Foster number sense.
• Develop place value.
• Number Fluency.
• Properties of operations.
• Connecting mathematical ideas
Number Talks are a wonderful way for teachers to develop a toolkit of ideas to build the working mathematically components of communication, problem solving, reasoning, understanding and fluency.