Foreword by: Damian Cooper
Publication Date: June 7, 2019
In this insightful math resource for grades 3–8, popular professional developer Marian Small helps teachers understand and facilitate meaningful assessments to advance student understandings. Small shows new and veteran teachers how to do three fundamental things well: identify the most important math to assess; construct meaningful assessments—both formative and summative—to measure student understanding; and provide students with feedback that is clear, timely, and specific. Examples for each grade level are provided, along with details on how to pose questions, analyze errors, and help students understand and learn from their mistakes. The book provides specific guidance for when and how to offer feedback on both correct and incorrect answers in order to advance students’ mathematical thinking. Like other Marian Small bestsellers, Math That Matters combines her special brand of lucid explanation of difficult concepts with fresh and engaging activities.
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.
"The beauty of this book is that it is simple enough for brand new teachers and complex enough for experienced teachers. New teachers will learn a lot from the examples. Veteran teachers will see themselves in the examples, and the book will help them to shift their practice. The author offers an amazing gift by linking assessment ideas directly to the Common Core strands." ―Felicia Darling, Santa Rosa Junior College