Secondary Number Talks
In Sara Van Der Werf’s latest post she throws down the gauntlet, challenging all secondary math teachers to try out number talks 30 times next school year. Why? Because we as teachers can either continue to lament students’ lack of numeracy skills and point fingers at prior teachers, or we can do something about it. Sara wants us to do something about it!
Thankfully she’s willing to help us out. Her post is a treasure trove of resources - descriptions of how she does number talks, links to books and helpful blog posts, and ideas for connecting number talks to what we’re already covering in class.
Don’t take my word for it. Read her post! She’ll convince you with ducks.
Written by Brian Bushart (@bstockus)