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Fawn Nguyen  
Number talks (NTs) by Nguyen's middle school students. Several student observations follow each mental math prompt, which include "Estimate 8235 divided by 71"; "Would you rather....?" and "Are there more inches in a mile or seconds in a day?" and "Which is greater, 13/19 or 2/3?" and "Which two are closer: 1/4, 1/2, 3/5?" and "Today is March 17. Write down as many equations as you can, each equaling to 17"; and "You need to cook a 24pound turkey. The cookbook says it takes 15 minutes to cook every pound of turkey weight. How long will take to cook the turkey?" For visual pattern talks, hover over the top band of "NTs."  


Levels:  Middle School (68) 
Languages:  English 
Resource Types:  Problems/Puzzles 
Math Topics:  Arithmetic/Early Math, Patterns/Relationships, Euclidean Plane Geometry 
Math Ed Topics:  ProblemSolving, Writing/Communication in Math 
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