Number Talks Institute

number talks selfie with Ruth Parker

June 24 & 25
8:30 am–4 pm




Whether you have tried Number Talks before or are new to them, this institute will help you learn how to make Number Talks a vibrant and essential part of your everyday classroom. You will experience a learning environment that embodies the Washington State Learning Standards focusing on the Standards for Mathematical Practice.

Your registration includes a copy of the book, Making Number Talks Matter by Ruth Parker and Cathy Humphreys


  • Connect Number Talks to numerical and algebraic reasoning
  • Choose what Number Talks to do with students to help build important concepts and properties over time
  • Learn how to get buy-in from students, even at the high school level
  • Help students learn to make mathematically convincing arguments


  • Ruth Parker
  • Cathy Humphreys


  • Elementary Teachers
  • Mathematics Teachers
  • Curriculum Specialists


  • Session ID: 84383
  • Date: June 24 & 25, 2019
  • Time: 8:30 am–4 pm
  • Location: ESD 113
  • Clock hours: 14
  • Meal provided: No
  • Course fee: $249
  • Register: 84383



  • Occasionally, a participant requests to withdraw from a class. In those instances, the ESD 113 guidelines for refunds are as follows:
  • If Capital Region ESD 113 cancels the class, we will refund the participant the full amount.
  • If a participant withdraws from the class 5 or more business days in advance, we will refund the full amount.
  • If a participant withdraws from the class fewer than 5 business days in advance, we will refund the registration fee, minus a $15 service charge.
  • If a participant withdraws the day of the class or after it’s begun, we will not issue a refund. (To request an exception to this policy, contact the registrar for the class.)