Once you start Number Talks with your class and establish them as part of your routine, you will find them easy and love them as well - I promise! But adding anything into a classroom routine is always a challenge, I know.
As I've taught in different stages, I've made posters illustrating the mental math strategies that children often use when solving addition equations during Number Talks. Since I posted the Early Years Number Talk starter pack, I thought some people might find these Posters useful. They also provide visual support for children (and possibly for teachers as well!) as a classroom Number Talk routine is being established.
If you click on the links above, they will take you to Teachers Pay Teachers, where you can download the posters for FREE. I'm planning to slowly migrate some of the resources I offer to Teachers Pay Teachers. One thing I like about having my free resources on Teachers Pay Teachers is that they track how many times files are downloaded...something my current blog website doesn't seem to have the capacity to do. This will let me know which resources people find particularly useful and which resources maybe aren't so popular.
I also have 2 daughters getting ready to leave for university in the fall, so I may be adding some paid resources in the future, as we try to cover their expenses for the next few years! But I'll keep offering lots of FREE things as well (I know how carefully teachers often need to budget....).