Number Talks can be an incredibly rich cornerstone of every math classroom…

They can also be challenging!

Whether you’ve used Number Talks for a long time or are wanting to try them for the first time, these mini-sessions are for you. We will share what we’ve learned (and are still learning) after decades of work with Number Talks.

Each session is:

  • 90-minutes long (9:00-10:30 am Pacific)
  • Interactive
  • Live via Zoom

Making Number Talks Matter and Digging Deeper will be referenced, but the books are not required to fully participate in the sessions.


Individuals can register for any or all sessions – Cost is $39 per session (or $140 for all four) – Space is limited!


February 26, 2022

Getting Started (or Restarted) with Number Talks

(Grades 3-12)

Have you tried Number Talks, or thought about trying them? Learn about MEC’s approach to Number Talks, specific strategies to deal with common challenges, and how to make the most of your Number Talks time.

March 26, 2022

The Power of Dot Talks (At All Grades)

(All Grades)

Dot Number Talks at ALL grades? Really? Yes, really! Learn how Dot Talks support students’ foundational work with numerical reasoning and how important specific facilitation choices can be.

April 23, 2022

Encouraging Student Participation During Number Talks

(Grades 3-12)

Do you love the idea of Number Talks, but hear mostly from the same few students? Learn specific strategies for encouraging broader participation without undermining the safe and exploratory Number Talks space.

May 28, 2022

Number Talks as a Foundation for Algebra

(Grades 3-12)

If you find it hard to commit time to Number Talks because they don’t feel connected to the math at hand, you’ll enjoy learning how Number Talks can be used to foster meaningful algebraic reasoning.