01.10.17 Number Talks & Number Strings #TrinityLearns

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

Tuesday, January 10

  • Morning Session: 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 1/2 4th Grade, 3rd Grade Leads
  • Afternoon Session: 1/2 4th Grade, 3rd Grade Assistants, Learning Team


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:

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

6th Grade