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Number Talks to Improve Number Sense

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Author: Brenda Dzwil

The objectives of this series of workshops include teaching teachers how to facilitate number talks. Through teacher utilization of number talks in their classrooms, students...
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Professional Development, Special Education

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This series of workshops will provide teachers with an opportunity to learn how to facilitate number talks in their classrooms to improve students' number relationships and mental math strategies. Teachers will be given Number Talks by Sherry Parrish. After having learned how to facilitate the discussions, participants will videotape number talks in their classrooms for discussion at future meeting dates. This collaborative venture will improve students' number sense throughout the district.

Objective

The objectives of this series of workshops include teaching teachers how to facilitate number talks. Through teacher utilization of number talks in their classrooms, students will be able to solve computation problems mentally using a variety of effective strategies. Videotaping number talk lessons will allow teachers to be reflective of their own learning as well as collaborate with others to improve their instruction.

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Too often teachers feel as though they are teaching in isolation. This professional development opportunity will allow teachers to collaborate in order to improve students' number sense and computation strategies.
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