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Resources | Math Talks: Adapting the Number Talks Structure for Secondary Mathematics Classrooms

Recently I led a conference session at the TRC Annual Meeting exploring how the Number Talks structure can be adapted for secondary mathematics classrooms.

Here’s the description for this session:

How can effective Number Talk routines be adapted to meet the needs of secondary classrooms? Explore strategies and resources for implementing Math Talks in Gr. 6-Algebra. See how Math Talks can provide opportunities for students to communicate and justify mathematical ideas, reasoning, and arguments within a concise, organized classroom structure.

Here are the mathematical goals for this particular session:

Look familiar? These are excerpts from two of our Mathematical Process Standards here in Texas (the Texas equivalent of the CCSS’ Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMPs)).

Our pedagogical and instructional objectives for this session included:

Here is the participant handout from this session and here is the card sort with samples of secondary Math Talks.

I’ll unpack this conference session further in future blog posts. Just sharing the resources to start the conversation…!


Interested in joining this conversation live? Come join in this session live at CAMT 2017 in Fort Worth, TX or NCTM Regionals 2017 in Orlando, FL!

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