Using Number Talks to Build Procedural Fluency through Conceptual Understanding

Anne (Maranda) Berger


Effective mathematics instruction needs to provide opportunities for students to build procedural fluency through conceptual understanding.  Number talks provide a brief, daily opportunity for students to discuss, connect and develop their strategies for solving problems.  Through these activities students will develop fluency from a deeper level of understanding.

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Humphreys, C. & Parker, R. (2015). Making number talks matter: Developing mathematical practices and deepening understanding. Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers.

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. (2014). Principles to actions: Ensuring mathematical success for all. Reston, VA: Author.

Parrish, S. (2014). Number talks: Helping children build mental math and computation strategies. Sausalito, CA: Math Solutions.


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