by Cindy Elkins, OK Math and Reading Lady

**For 1 ^{st} -3^{rd} grade students**: Refer to “Number Talks Part I” (posted Nov. 12, 2016) for ways to conduct a Number Talk with KG and early 1

^{st}grade students (focusing on subitizing and number bonds). For students in 1

^{st}– 3

^{rd}grade, place extra emphasis on number bonds of 10.

Write a problem on the board, easel, or chart tablet with students sitting nearby to allow for focused discussion. Have the following available for reference and support: ten frame, part-part-whole template, base ten manipulatives, and a 0-100 chart. Present addition and subtraction problems to assist with recall of the following strategies. If time allows, post another similar problem so students can relate previous strategy to new problem. Students show thumbs up when they have an answer in mind. The teacher checks with a few on their answer. Then he/she asks, “How did you solve this problem?” The teacher writes how each student solved the problem.

- Reference these videos on youtube.com for examples by clicking on the link:
- First grade Number Talks: Showing problems 7 + 3, 7 + 3 + 5, and 3 + 5 + 7
- Second grade Number Talks: Showing problem 16 + 15