Foreword by: Carol Ann Tomlinson
Publication Date: April 28, 2017
Now in its Third Edition—expanded with over 100 new tasks and questions—this bestselling resource helps experienced and novice teachers to effectively and efficiently differentiate mathematics instruction in grades K–8. Math education expert Marian Small shows teachers how to get started and become expert at using two powerful and universal strategies: Open Questions and Parallel Tasks. This volume includes key changes that will make it easier for teachers to use in all quality state standards environments, including direct links to Common Core content standards and standards for mathematical practice. Classroom examples, many new for this edition, are provided at each grade band: K–2, 3–5 and 6–8. Along with each example, the text describes how teachers can evoke productive conversations that meet the needs of a broad range of learners.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Visit Marian Small’s website onetwoinfinity.ca for in-person and online professional development.
Praise for Previous Editions!
“A must for an educator who is serious about reaching more students more often and achieving more positive results.”
—Resources for the Mathematics Educator
"This is a valuable book for mathematics teachers, teacher educators, and faculty involved in differentiated instruction."
"This book is a great resource, with realistic applications to current instruction and tips for creating solid math discourse with your students."
—Mathematics: Teaching in the Middle School
"The glossary is a great resource for math language, and the index of big ideas provides a snapshot of focus points. . . . I highly recommend this user-friendly resource for all mathematics teachers."
—Teaching Children Mathematics
Marian Small is the former dean of education at the University of New Brunswick and longtime professor of mathematics education. She is widely known for her bestselling books and her in-district work with educators in the United States and Canada. Visit her website onetwoinfinity.ca for in-person and online professional development.
"I recommend this book for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade mathematics teachers wanting to learn classroom differentiation strategies and to those wanting to extend their knowledge of open questions and parallel tasks"
—Mathematics Teaching in Middle School
“A must for any educator who is serious about reaching more students more often and achieving more positive results.”
—Resources for the Mathematics Educator (from previous edition)
“When I read Marian Small’s work, I see the power of math revealed, but I also see her work opening that power to so many students who might never otherwise experience it. . . . I am a disciple of her approach to differentiating math!”
—From the foreword by Carol Ann Tomlinson, William Clay Parrish Jr. Professor and Chair of Educational Leadership, Foundations, and Policy, University of Virginia
"Marian Small's ability to make differentiation accessible for both teachers and students is second to none. Her book offers simple changes and new ready-to-use tasks that will immediately pay dividends in any classroom."
—Graham Fletcher, district math specialist, Griffin Spalding Schools
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