Math Talks Resources
Read about the purpose of Math Talks, how to use the strategy, and see sample Math Talks in the Math Teaching Toolkit.
The Math Talk Planning Tool is a template to help teachers plan for Math Talks.
See a variety of Sample Math Talks and find sites for more Math Talk resources.
Student Reasoning and Math Talks Rubrics is a Google Drive folder that includes a variety of helpful tools, some in draft form, for deepening math talks, planning, and assessing. Including:
Other Sources for Math Talks
Select the type of resource you are looking for to see more examples of Math Talks.
- Visual Patterns
- Math Talks
- Estimation 180
- Robert Kaplinsky Lessons
- Graphing Stories
- Math Mistakes
- 101 Questions
- Would You Rather
- Open Middle
- Which One Doesn't Belong?
- Number Strings
- Fraction Talks
- Number Talk Images
- Fawn Nguyen Math Talks, also see How I Do Math Talks
Five Twelve Thirteen
- Sara Vanderwerf post on Secondary Number Talks (I’ll convince you with ducks)
Articles and Books
- Why Math Talks, an article by Sherry Parrish in Teaching Children Mathematics.
- Number Talks - Helping Children Build Mental Math and Computation Strategies (K–5), by Sherry Parrish
- Making Number Talks Matter - Developing Mathematical Practices and Deepening Understanding, Grades 4–10, by Cathy Humphreys & Ruth Parker.
Math Talks in Action - Video Resources
- Teaching Channel (a blog post that links to classroom video examples)
- Inside Mathematics: Video clips of Number Talks, grades 1-7
This page was last updated on June 30, 2022