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:
I’ll unpack this conference session further in future blog posts. Just sharing the resources to start the conversation…!
- Explore the opening Math Talk from this conference session in the post Math Talk: Solving Equations Visually. This post also explores the Connect & Compare discussion structure.
- Explore another Math Talk from this session in the post Math Talk: 1/4 of a Square (Part 1). This post also explores the Open Strategy Share discussion structure.
- Explore how the second Math Talk was extended in the post Math Talk: 1/4 of a Square (Part 2). This post also explores the Why? Let’s Justify discussion structure.