Foreword by: Nicki Newton
Publication Date: March 11, 2022
Learn how to differentiate math instruction to help all students be successful learners in the secondary mathematics classroom. Featuring 89 new questions, this revised edition uses two powerful and universally applicable strategies—Open Questions and Parallel Tasks—to help teachers differentiate instruction with less difficulty and greater success. This popular book shows teachers how to get started and become expert with these strategies, demonstrating how to use more inclusive learning conversations to promote broader student participation and how to formatively assess understanding. Strategies and examples are organized around Big Ideas and reference common standards. With particular emphasis on algebra, chapters also address number and operations, geometry, measurement including trigonometry, and data analysis and probability. Updated with many new examples and expanded guidelines for teachers to create their own open tasks and questions, More Good Questions, Second Edition is designed to allow students to respond from their own expertise level and to also come together as a math community for the conceptual conversation around a math problem.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Visit Marian Small’s website onetwoinfinity.ca for in-person and online professional development.
Marian Small is an international professional developer, conference speaker, bestselling author, a former dean of education at the University of New Brunswick, and longtime professor of mathematics education. Visit Marian’s website at www.onetwoinfinity.ca for in-person and online professional development. Amy Lin is the director of teaching and learning at Seneca College. Amy has worked as a teacher in elementary, secondary, and post-secondary levels and as a mathematics coach, a curriculum consultant, administrator, and ministry researcher.
“The more I read, the more excited I got, because this book answers the question that is on the tip of every teacher’s tongue: How do I reach all my students, when my students are all over the place? The plethora of examples of questions and tasks, along with suggestions for variations and teaching tips, give teachers everything to do this and to do it well.”
—From the Foreword by Nicki Newton, author and education consultant
“This book provides teachers with an invaluable source of questions that are not only good for getting students to think, but are also clearly linked to curriculum—something every teacher wants.”
—Peter Liljedahl, professor, Simon Fraser University
Copublished with and available in Canada from Rubicon Publishing Inc: www.rubiconpublishing.com
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