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Good Questions: Great Ways to Differentiate Mathematics Instruction in the Standards-Based Classroom (Paperback)

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By Marian Small, Carol Ann Tomlinson (Foreword by)
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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.

Book Features:

  • Chapters organized around Common Core headings.
  • Continued attention to big ideas in math.
  • Many new questions that teachers can adapt or use as is.
  • Teaching tips and task variations.
  • A template to help users build new tasks.
  • Guidance for using follow-up questions to create a rich math classroom.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Visit Marian Small's website 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

About the Author

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 for in-person and online professional development.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780807758540
ISBN-10: 080775854X
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Publication Date: April 28th, 2017
Language: English