Full-Class Number Talks

Just about every teacher in Canada has access to some sort of projection device whether it be a SMARTBoard, a portable projector, or an AV setup in the computer lab or library. With this, you can use Zorbit’s Math Adventure to lead guided number talks. Want to learn how to do it? Let’s take a look at an example.

Mr. Harris' Spacetastic Number Talk

Mr. Harris is from Thunder Bay, Ontario and his Grade Two class have been learning how to “compose and decompose two-digit numbers in a variety of ways, using concrete materials” as outlined in the Ontario math curriculum. Here are the steps Mr. Harris took to implement Zorbit’s Math Adventure into his group discussions:

 

This strategy can be employed to any of the learning objectives covered in the game. It’s a good idea to explore some of the activities in advance to make sure they suit your lesson plan and so that there are no surprises when you start your lesson.

 
Last modified: Monday, 3 September 2018, 6:07 PM