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Digital Resources

  • All components of this product are available and included in digital formats.
  • Include tasks for teachers to project or print for easy use in virtual or in-person classes.
  • Include vocabulary cards, math anchor charts, and more.
  • Six support videos show teachers the content in action and offer quick professional development and modeling.
  • Twelve (six for levels K–1, six for levels 2–5) student-facing videos model the processes/practices, as well as the routines.

Teacher's Guide

Encourage students to focus on the process of solving math problems and get them to think like mathematicians. Based on top research in mathematics education, the Teacher's Guide gives teachers the resources to get students talking about math productively while also making math conferences more effective.

  • Details how to implement Let's Talk Math in a classroom.
  • Provides standards-based lessons with flexible connections to Guided Math that seamlessly fit into whole-class instruction, small-group lessons, and/or workstations, and can be used in conjunction with any curriculum.
  • Supports the implementation of routines on the Math Task Teacher Pages, including common misconceptions, language support, scaffolding strategies, and extension tasks.
  • Includes observation protocols and monitoring checklists for progress monitoring.
  • Provides additional expert tips on how to support English Learners.

Mathematical Practices and Processes Poster

Develop a mathematics environment through colorful definitions of mathematical practices and processes.

  • Gives students the tools and opportunities to engage in meaningful, student-to-student math discourse with thinking prompts.
  • States mathematical practices/processes in student-friendly language.

Task Cards

Help students talk about mathematical concepts using structured, easy-to-follow routines.

  • 120 rich math tasks per grade level in print and digital formats.
  • Students collaborate to solve authentic math tasks and become more confident problem-solvers.
  • Standards-based and aligned to the six domains of mathematics: counting and cardinality, number and operations in base ten, number operations-fractions, geometry, measurement and data, and operations and algebraic thinking.

Student Task Book

Tasks are included in a full-color, easy-to-use book and provide opportunities for students to reflect and write.

  • Includes student reproducibles to reinforce and expand on the three-step problem solving routine.
  • This notebook sized student routines booklet also includes student reflection and peer feedback templates.

Student Engagement

  • Enhances student engagement with animated student videos that explain the mathematical processes/practices and make concepts accessible with engaging examples, printable word wall, and student notebook sized protocols.
  • Promotes student-to-student math discourse to verbalize and "hear" their thinking as they develop and expand academic vocabulary.
  • Differentiates learning to support all learners, including English learners.
  • Engages students as mathematical thinkers to bring math to life with real-world applications.
  • Gives students the chance to understand, discuss, reflect, and write about how they solved complex math problems to build math competence.
  • Increases social skills, attentive listening, and oral speaking skills through peer interaction.

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Let's Talk Math Sample Pages

This sample includes the following:

  • Teacher's Guide Cover (1 page)
  • Teacher's Guide Table of Contents (1 page)
  • How to Use this Resource Pages (4 pages)
  • Sample Lessons, Task Cards, and Student Pages
  • Think Using Quantities (4 pages)
  • Construct and Critique Arguments (4 pages)
  • Mathematize the Situation (4 pages)
  • Use Tools Strategically (4 pages)
  • Analyze the Structure (4 pages)
  • Generalize Your Thinking (4 pages)

Talk It Out: Boosting Math Achievement

Student discourse can help solidify the learning of math concepts. Perfect for summer school or intervention, mathematics discourse allows teachers and students to access mathematics in new and exciting ways.

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Connecting Math & Literacy: Get Students Reading, Writing, and Speaking in Math Class

If students are struggling with reading, then chances are they are probably also struggling with math. Inspire students to read, write, and speak about math in a way that is relevant and meaningful to their lives.

In less than 20 minutes, Alex Kajitani, California Teacher of the Year and "The Rappin' Mathematician" shares how to get students reading, writing, and speaking in math class.

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3 Strategies to Engage and Excite Reluctant or Struggling Math Learners

Create an environment where elementary students are excited and engaged in learning mathematics. This session will help educators take their math instruction to a higher level with three classroom-proven strategies you can implement today.

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Let's Talk Math: Your Guide to Successful Problem Solving Instruction

Let’s Talk Math is a brand-new, standards-aligned, research-based supplemental resource that provides a practical way to implement a 3 step process for successful problem solving. This supplemental resource offers 120 high demand tasks per grade level that can be used in conjunction with any core curriculum, as well as predictable routines and structured protocols to develop students’ problem solving skills. In this on-demand webinar, you will deepen your understanding of problem solving and see how Let’s Talk Math can support your mathematics instruction.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How to support learners in becoming more confident mathematical thinkers;
  • See structured protocols that engage students in specific mathematical habits of mind that promote problem solving skills;
  • Observe how integrating literacy instruction can be used to support problem solving skills;
  • How Let’s Talk Math enhances both students’ mathematical content knowledge and problem-solving skills, as well as oral and written communication skills.

Presented by: Kit Norris and Dr. Hilary Kreisberg

Kit Norris, M.A is a mathematics consultant specializing in teachers’ professional growth and development. ... Read more

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Unleash the Power of Mathematical Thinking

Help students unleash the power of mathematical thinking with meaningful mathematical experiences. Discover the impact of mathematical thinking, reasoning, and discourse on students' mathematical achievement.

In this webinar, you will:

  • Learn how to establish a student-centered approach for meaningful mathematics learning experiences.
  • Acquire engaging strategies for building conceptual understanding and making thinking visible.
  • Develop students' mathematics practices and processes through rich and authentic tasks.

Presented by: Karie Gladis

Karie is an Education Consultant for Teacher Created Materials and has extensive professional development training experience with administrators and teachers across all content areas. She is the author and editor of several mathematics and language development resources and has conducted various workshops at conferences all over the United States. ... Read more

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No More Problems with Problem Solving

One of the greatest hurdles of teaching mathematics is teaching students to become mathematical thinkers and to solve challenging problems. In this session, we will explore why students struggle with problem-solving and how to build their perseverance.

In this workshop, educators will:

  • Learn predictable routines that enable students to think critically and become confident, proficient problem solvers.
  • Recognize and choose appropriate high cognitive-demand tasks to engage students in authentic problem solving
  • Learn ways to be linguistically responsive while teaching problem solving skills to all students
Training Options

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On-Site Coaching

Best Practices Webinar

Let’s Talk Math: Engaging Students as Mathematical Thinkers

In this session, learners will examine high-cognitive demand tasks and deepen their understanding of how to develop mathematical thinkers and to choose rigorous tasks that promote problem-solving skills. Learners will also explore how being linguistically responsive can help students to be more successful when using tiered vocabulary and problem-solving structures in the classroom.

In this workshop, educators will:

  • Discover high cognitive-demand tasks and how these tasks provide opportunities for learners to become mathematical thinkers
  • Understand how to identify tiered vocabulary in a way that makes problem contexts more comprehensible for students
  • Apply classroom structured mathematical discourse that supports the problem-solving process by enabling students to articulate their own thinking and become active listeners.
Training Options

Keynote Presentations and Webinars


On-Site Coaching

Best Practices Webinar

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