Classroom-Ready Number Talks for Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade Teachers

By Nancy Hughes

A huge collection of ready-to-use number talks that make math concepts easier for students to learn.


Number talks are pretty simple. The teacher and students begin class by doing a 5 to 15 minute math problem together verbally instead of on paper. That’s it. And yet that simple learning tool has proven incredibly powerful. Studies show that it helps kids develop general number sense, a better understanding of how math works in the real world, and even specific mathematical concepts like fractions.


The challenge with number talks for teachers isn’t the math. It’s coming up with a new problem that can be presented to the class visually and discussed verbally. This helpful handbook offers teachers the solution. Packed with 300 math talks, it provides them with everything they need in a large format, affordably priced paperback written by teachers for teachers.


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Author Nancy Hughes

Nancy Hughes

Nancy Hughes spent the last 10 years as the K–12 mathematics coordinator at Olathe Public Schools, the largest school district in the Kansas City region, where her responsibilities included providing professional development for mathematics teachers in all grade levels. Prior to Olathe, Hughes taught middle school math in Kansas City area public and private schools. Hughes has presented on math topics at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Kansas City Area Teachers of Mathematics, and Kansas Area Teachers of Mathematics conferences. Hughes also directed the Kauffman Foundation K–16 Professional Development Program. Hughes has a BS from Kansas State University and an MS in curriculum and instruction from Kansas University.

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Released: Nov 2017
Price: $17.95

ISBN-10: 1612437273
ISBN-13: 9781612437279

Trade Paper
7.5 X 9.25
304 pages

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