Number Talks in the Elementary Classroom

“The practice of number talks is one of the most powerful vehicles I know for helping students learn to reason with numbers and make mathematically convincing arguments, for building a solid foundation for algebraic reasoning, and for teaching mathematics as a sense-making process. If all teachers make this shift in their practice, it would represent a profound advancement in mathematics education.”- Ruth Parker, CEO Mathematics Education Collaborative.

Join us as we explore how to incorporate this low-preparation, but high-yield 15-minute classroom conversation into your daily routine. Through this session, you will observe number talks with real students, engage in number talks as a participant, understand how to prepare and design your own number talks, and investigate computation strategies that mirror the progression of students’ understanding.

Workshop Details

  • Grade Band: K – 5th
  • Date: February 20, 2019
    • This session will also be offered on June 5, 2019.
  • Time: 9AM – 4PM, includes a one-hour lunch break
  • Location: Classroom Q24, Jackson Avenue Center, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS
  • Registration Fee: $125.00, includes 0.6 CEUs

Brian Buckhalter


The registration deadline for this workshop is February 12, 2019.