Lesson 2: What Is Number Sense and Math Talk?

In this session, Dawn Swartz describes the various ways that we can help students to talk about math and so further develop their number sense.

Outline of Session
Image: The Singapore Math Problem-Solving Framework

Here is the Singapore Math Problem-Solving Framework used by Dawn in her presentation:



Viewer: Slides for Presentation

Here are some slides to print and place in your Singapore Math binder:



Discussion Questions
  • Why is it important that students learn how to “think out loud” about math?
  • In what ways can you use concrete objects to help students talk about math?
  • What illustration-rich books could you use to help students at your grade level talk about math?
  • In what ways might you help parents to talk about math with children at home?

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