Number Talks are designed to support proficiency with grade level fluency standards. The goal of Number Talks is for students to compute accurately, efficiently, and flexibly. This includes fluency with single-digit combinations in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division as well as procedural fluency with two or multi digit numbers.

In addition to developing efficient computation strategies, Number Talks encourages students to make sense of mathematics, be able to communicate mathematically, and reason and prove solutions.