Monday, June 6, 2011

Mental Math Help Needed!

Has anyone out there used Number Talks: Helping Children Build Mental Math and Computation Strategies by Sherry Parrish or Learning to Think Mathematically with the Rekenrek?

Here is a Rekenrek. Looks like an abacus.

I am trying to figure out how to approach math "fluency" and these have been suggested, but the price is NOT right for me.

I haven't had much success with Otter Creek Math. Any ideas would be appreciated.


  1. I know this doesn't help you, but, my school is scheduled to do a book study on Number Talks in the fall. How did you like the book?
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  2. I haven't purchased it. I am trying to decide if I should buy it. It is about $50. It does sound great though.

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