A number talk is a short, daily routine that helps students build computational fluency. Students mentally add, subtract, multiply, and divide using strategies based on their understanding of numbers and number relationships. Number Talks help students strengthen accuracy, efficiency, and flexibility with numbers.
Home Connection: You can have family number talks in the car or at the dinner table. It's a great way to build mathematical reasoning skills and number sense.
Graphing
Students will use survey data to create bar graphs, picture graphs, and line plots, making sure to use correct labels and an appropriate scale for the data. Then they will interpret the graphs by asking and answering "How many more?" and "How many fewer?" questions.
Home Connection: Have your child survey family and friends at home and in the neighborhood, create a graph of the results, and write a paragraph about what the data tells us.