Publication Date: May 15, 2010
We know that Differentiated Instruction (DI) helps all students to learn. Yet DI challenges teachers, and nowhere more than in mathematics. In this new book, written specifically for secondary mathematics teachers, the authors cut through the difficulties with two powerful and universal strategies that teachers can use across all math content: Open Questions and Parallel Tasks. Showing teachers how to get started and become expert with these strategies, this book also demonstrates how to use more inclusive learning conversations to promote broader student participation. Strategies and examples are organized around Big Ideas within the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) content strands. With particular emphasis on Algebra, chapters also address Number and Operations, Geometry, Measurement, and Data Analysis and Probability, with examples included for Pre-Calculus.
To help teachers differentiate math instruction with less difficulty and greater success, this resource:
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Visit Marian Small’s website onetwoinfinity.ca for in-person and online professional development.
Marian Small is the former dean of education at the University of New Brunswick, a longtime professor of mathematics education, and a bestselling author of Good Questions, Second Edition, More Good Questions, Eyes on Math, and Uncomplicating Fractions to Meet Common Core Standards in Math, K–7. Visit her website onetwoinfinity.ca for in-person and online professional development.
"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
"A must for any educator who is serious about reaching more students more often and achieving more positive results."
—Resources for the Mathematics Educator
"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