Good Questions: Great Ways to Differentiate Mathematics Instruction in the Standards-Based Classroom, Third Edition

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Teachers College Press, 2017 - Education - 287 pages

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 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.

--Choice

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

 

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Contents

Why and How to Differentiate Math Instruction
1
Counting Cardinality and Number Operations in Base Ten
17
Number OperationsFractions
53
Ratios Proportional Relationships
69
The Number System
83
Operations Algebraic Thinking
95
Expressions Equations and Functions
121
Measurement Data
141
Statistics Probability
235
Conclusions
259
Appendix A
263
Appendix B
265
Glossary
267
Bibliography
277
Index
281
About the Author
287

Geometry
185

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About the author (2017)

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.

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