We know that differentiated instruction helps all students to learn. Yet DI challenges teachers, and nowhere more than in mathematics. Now math education expert Marian Small cuts 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, Small also demonstrates more inclusive learning conversations that promote broader student participation. Specific strategies and examples for each grade band are organized around the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) content strands: Number and Operations, Geometry, Measurement, Algebra, and Data Analysis and Probability.
To help K–8 teachers differentiate math
instruction with less difficulty and greater success,
this resource:
• Underscores the rationale for differentiating math instruction.
• Describes two universal, easytoimplement strategies designed to overcome the problems that teachers encounter.
• Offers almost 300 questions and tasks that teachers and coaches can adopt immediately, adapt, or use as models to create their own.
• Includes Teaching Tips sidebars and an organizing template at the end of each chapter to help readers build new tasks and open questions.
• Shows how to create a more inclusive classroom learning community with mathematical talk that
engages participants from all levels.
Product   Description  List Price  
Focus in High School Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making in Algebra 
 This volume is one of a series of books that support NCTM’s Focus in High School Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making by providing additional guidance for making reasoning and sense making part of the mathematics experiences of all high school students every day.
 $27.95 

Developing Essential Understanding of Ratios, Proportions, and Proportional Reasoning for Teaching Mathematics: Grades 68 
 Move beyond the mathematics you expect your students to learn.  $32.95 

Focus in High School Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making 
 A framework to guide the development of future 9–12 mathematics
curriculum and instruction.  $36.95 

Focus in High School Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making in Statistics and Probability 
 The development of statistical reasoning must be a high priority for school mathematics. This book offers a
blueprint for emphasizing statistical reasoning and sense making in the high
school curriculum.  $29.95 

Focus in High School Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making in Geometry 
 One of a series of books that support NCTM’s Focus in High School Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making by providing additional guidance for making reasoning and sense making part of the mathematics experiences of all high school students every day.
 $29.95 

5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions 
 NCTM'S Best Selling Book!
Learn the 5 practices for facilitating effective inquiryoriented classrooms:
Anticipating what students will dowhat strategies they will usein solving a problem
Monitoring their work as they approach the problem in class
Selecting
students whose strategies are worth discussing in class
Sequencing those students' presentations to maximize their potential to increase students' learning
Connecting the strategies and ideas in a way that helps students understand the mathematics learned
Includes a Professional Development Guide.
Copublished with Corwin Press
 $29.95 

Developing Essential Understanding of Functions for Teaching Mathematics in Grades 912 
 Help your high school students develop a robust understanding of functions.  $35.95 

Good Questions: Great Ways to Differentiate Mathematics, Second Edition 
 Expanded to include connections to Common Core State Standards, as well as National Council of Teachers of Mathematics standards, this critically acclaimed book will help every teacher and coach to meet the challenges of differentiating mathematics instruction in the K–8 classroom. In this bestseller, math education expert Marian Small explains two powerful and universal strategies that teachers can use across all math content: Open Questions and Parallel Tasks.
 $29.95 

A Guide to Mathematics Coaching: Processes for Increasing Student Achievement 
 "The authors provide a commonsense approach for those who work directly with classroom teachers to support and improve teaching and learning. Easily read, this book lays out a simple plan for success as a mathematics coach."
—Emily S. Rash, Mathematics Specialist
Monroe City School District, LA
 $31.95 

Math Jokes 4 Mathy Folks 
 Intended for all math types. Provides a comprehensive collection of math humor, containing over 400 jokes. It’s a book that all teachers from elementary school through college should have in their library.  $11.95 
