Using number talks to increase student engagement in math

This packet, created by PS 165, contains resources that support the practice of number talks in elementary and middle school classrooms. The packet includes examples of observed student mathematical behaviors and the school's strategic responses over time, as well as content resources, a lesson planning template, sample hand gestures charts, and sample annotated schedules for programming a number talks routine. Educators can use these tools and reference materials to develop both the conditions and the practices that support mathematical engagement through number talks.