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Spring 2022


The purpose of this action research project was to determine how participating in regular number talks would increase students' mental math computation abilities. It analyzed the effectiveness of implementing a six-week number talk intervention in a fourth-grade classroom. The study was conducted in a Dual-Language School where the majority of students are English Language learners. Throughout the six-weeks, thirteen persistently high-risk and some-risk participants were progress monitored using the FastBridge portal. This study explored the students' abilities to participate in collaborative discussions, gain fluency skills and have a better understanding of number sense. The goal of the intervention was to help increase the participants FAST CBMmath Cap scores. This study provides support by using a number talk intervention to increase students' mental math computation abilities.