01.13.17 Number Talks & Number Strings #TrinityLearns

Math Committee Professional Development
Jill Gough, Marsha Harris, Becky Holden

Friday, January 13

  • Morning Session: 2nd Grade Leads, 1/2 of 1st Grade
  • Afternoon Session: 2nd Grade Assistants, 1/2 of 1st Grade


Learning Plan:

15 min Welcome – Intent and Purpose
45 min Strategies: Number Talks and Number Strings
45 min Minilessons for …

Read, select, and design – anticipate and connect to strategies

  • Read and discuss one number string
  • Brainstorm important strategies and Anticipate how learners will think and solve using Post-it notes
  • Connect to essential learnings or skills
  • Select presenter and get ready to monitor “students”
50 min Practice – Facilitate planned number string with other grade level teachers serving as the learners

  • 5th/6th Grade Number String
  • 4th Grade Number String
  • 3rd Grade Number String
10 min Next steps and challenge
Session ends


Curriculum Support Materials:

1st Grade

2nd Grade

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