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Developing Mathematical Proficiency through Number Talks

Number talks are 5-15 minute, carefully crafted classroom conversations on solving maths problems using mental strategies. During this two-part professional learning event, we'll explore the richness of number talks and number talk pedagogy for an approach that many are calling "the best part of a teacher's day".


  • Explore what number talks are and why they’re important

  • Look at key pedagogies around language, active listening, questioning, scribing and navigating mistakes

  • Learn how number talks support the maths proficiencies 

  • Discover the difference between number talks and number talk strings

  • Look at how to support student to develop strategies with number talk strings

  • See how number talks support key concepts in Number


  • Two, 2-hour interactive, virtual learning workshops (total of 4 PD hours)

  • Toolkit of practical resources to target and support developing practice

  • Time for trialling new ideas between sessions, allowing you to gain deeper benefit from the session content

  • Between-session support, including email access to the presenter


AITSL Professional Standards for Teachers addressed in this workshops: 1.2, 1.5, 2.1, 2.5, 3.3, 3.5, 4.1, 6.2, 6.3, 7.4

There are currently no workshops scheduled.

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