
06448950
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2015d.00418
Flick, Michael
Kuchey, Debbie
Contest corner: increasing classroom discourse and computational fluency through Number Talks.
Ohio J. Sch. Math. 71, 3841 (2015).
2015
Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics (OCTM), Columbus, Oxford, OH
EN
D42
C72
primary education
teaching methods
daily routine
classroom conversation
communication
mental computation
thinking
reasoning
problemsolving strategies
From the text: Number Talks were introduced into elementary classrooms in 2010 and are gaining popularity in popular mathematics curriculum such as Math Solutions, Math Perspectives, Math Coach and statewide initiatives. Number Talks has become a teaching tool that is appropriate at any grade level and is considered an effective means to promote discourse in the mathematics classroom, while also improving mental math and computational skills. The Number Talks process is an effective means to solve mathematics contest problems with a class, group, or math club when they are preparing for competition.