Where learning mathematics and language acquisition come together.


Number Talks For Multilingual Learners are fully aligned to WIDA standards for mathematics content-area language acquisition.

In order to more fully realize the potential of Number Talks, MEC has convened a team* of dedicated educators. This team includes experts in Number Talks, professional learning, teaching, and language acquisition. The current goal of this group is to enhance Number Talks to fully include multilingual learners. As a result of this collaboration, we are excited to now offer a professional learning opportunity that supports teachers of multilingual students. In this workshop, teachers will learn how to use Number Talks to invite emergent bilingual voices, and other marginalized voices, into the center of their mathematics classrooms. 

Now we’re looking for partners (such as schools or districts) who would like to offer this professional learning. Our events are customized and can include (but are not limited to):

  • On-site and remote institutes to prepare teachers to facilitate Number Talks for content-area language acquisition.
  • Studio days to deepen teachers’ understanding as well as bolster and energize implementation.
  • On-site modeling, co-facilitation and classroom coaching.
  • Local leadership development for sustained implementation.

If you are interested in partnering with MEC to bring Number Talks for Multilingual Learners to your community, please reach out using the contact form!

*Originally funded by the NSF VITAL Prize Challenge, the NCTM Mathematics Education Trust, and the NEA Foundation,