# Number Talks

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# Kindergarten - Grade 2

• ### Visual Number Talks within 5 and 10

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• This slide deck contains a variety of visual prompts for numbers talks within 5 and within 10. Visuals include children, silly monsters, and fish. Engage students in figuring out “how many” and then find different ways to decompose the set by attending to different attributes.
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• Last Revised: 6/24/24
• ### Number Talk Prompts within 5: Fish

• These prompts are now available as Google slides in the "Visual Number Talks" activity.
• Jamboard
• The Jamboard contains a collection of fish images that can be used as a number talk prompt. Engage students in figuring out "how many" and then find different ways to decompose the set by attending to different attributes.
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• Last Revised: 6/24/24
• ### Number Talk Prompts within 5: Monsters

• These prompts are now available as Google slides in the "Visual Number Talks" activity.
• Jamboard
• The Jamboard contains a collection of monster images that can be used as a number talk prompt. Engage students in figuring out "how many" and then find different ways to decompose the set by attending to different attributes.
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• Last Revised: 6/24/24
• ### Bears/Dinos in a Cave

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• Each slide has a statement indicating the total number of creatures, some of which are visible and some are hidden “in” the cave. Students determine the number of hidden creatures. Then the cave is removed to reveal the number of creatures that were hiding. One set of images focuses on quantities within 5. Another set focuses on quantities within 10.
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• Last Revised: 06/26/24
• ### Frogs Behind a Log (within 5)

• Each slide has a statement indicating the total number of creatures, some creatures that are visible and some creatures that are hidden behind a log. Students should determine the number of hidden creatures, then can move the log graphic to check their thinking. The total number of creatures varies from 2 to 5. The creatures are either frogs or dinosaurs.
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• Last Revised: 10/15/20
• ### Domino Talks

• Each prompt is a domino image in which the total is given numerically. Students are shown 2 quantities (either both addends or the total and one addend) and determine the third quantity.
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• Last Revised: 6/24/24
• ### Cups and Cubes (Within 10)

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• This activity can be used to develop part-whole reasoning. Each slide has the total (screened by a "?") and 2 parts (2 cups each covers a number of unifix cubes). Reveal any 2 quantities and students must figure out the third.
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• Last Revised: 06/26/24
• ### Fact Families with Pictures

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• This Slide deck is an adaption of the Illustrative Mathematics Task Fact Families with Pictures (1.OA.B) in which students create equations that match an image. This activity helps students relate addition and subtraction. (This task is also available on the page "Cardinality, Addition and Subtraction".)
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• Last Revised: 07/01/24
• ### Addition within 20 using Ten Frames

• This slide deck provides two ten frames and counters for modeling addition tasks within 20. Three sets of prepared frame images are ready to use: (1) Doubles & Near Doubles, (2) Make/Pretend a 10, (3) Mixed practice.
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• Last Revised: 06/27/24

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• This slide deck contains ready-to-use addition and missing addend prompts for double digit addition tasks. Each task includes a visual representation of each addend using ten frames.
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• Last Revised: 06/26/24
• ### Bundles and Sticks Representations

• This slide deck contains 6 ready-to-present sets of bundles and sticks representations. Students are asked to figure out which representations show the stated amount. This activity assumes students have prior experience with bundles and sticks as a place value manipulative.
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• Last Revised: 1/29/21

• ### Number Talk Sentence Starters

• This Google Slide Deck provides Sentence starters and frames that students can use during a number talk. Also included are questions a teacher might use to facilitate conversation and foster reflection.
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• Last Revised: 7/8/21
• ### Visual Number Talk

• This bank of "dot" images is useful for introducing number talks with older students. Dot talks provide a safe and engaging way to build a classroom culture in which students share their ideas and learn from peers.
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• Last Revised: 4/14/21
• ### Multiplicative Images

• This slide deck includes dozens of multiplicative images that can be used for number talks. This is KNP IG activity #M 4425.3
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• Last Revised: 9/24/20
• ### Catch the Counter

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• In this full or small group activity, the teacher (or a student-leader) reads and displays a skip counting sequences with an error built in. The students “Catch the Counter” by signaling when they see or hear the error.
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• Last Revised: 06/27/24
• ### Partially Covered Arrays

• Adapted from KNP IG Task M4443.3  , this slide deck consists of array images that are briefly shown, then partially covered. Student figure out how many items are in the array.
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• Last Revised: 10/22/20
• ### Area Tiles

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• This activity includes 9 area number talk prompts with 9 corresponding recording pages. Students are looking for efficient ways to determine the number of tiles in each image.
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• Last Revised: 3/15/21
• ### Sequenced Quick Looks - Doubling Strategies

• Inspired by the Math Fact Fluency by Jennifer Bay-Williams and Gina Kling, this slide deck includes sequenced dot images that support doubling strategies when multiplying by 4, 6 or 8.
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• Last Revised: 8/25/21
• ### Fraction Missing Addend Puzzles

• These visual number talk prompts give the total and one addend shown using fraction circle pieces. Students determine the missing addend, then reveal the added to verify their thinking. In level 1, the total is either a whole number or a fraction within 1. Level 2 extends to totals that are greater than one and written as either a mixed number or fraction. In both level 1 and 2, each puzzle is limited to a single denominator. Level 3 extends to unlike denominators, such as in the example shown.
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• Last Revised: 7/1/24