Math That Matters: Targeted Assessment and Feedback for Grades 3 to 8
By Marian Small
In this insightful
math resource for grades 3–8, popular professional developer Marian Small helps
teachers understand and facilitate meaningful assessments to advance student
understandings. Small shows new and veteran teachers how to do three
fundamental things well: identify the most important math to assess; construct
meaningful assessments—both formative and summative—to measure student
understanding; and provide students with feedback that is clear, timely, and
specific. Examples for each grade level are provided, along with details on how
to pose questions, analyze errors, and help students understand and learn from
their mistakes. The book provides specific guidance for when and how to offer
feedback on both correct and incorrect answers in order to advance students’
mathematical thinking. Like other Marian Small bestsellers, Math That Matters
combines her special brand of lucid explanation of difficult concepts with
fresh and engaging activities.
Comprehensively addresses different
mathematical domains for each grade (3–8).
Organized around common core curriculum
groupings but still applicable to other sets of mathematical standards.
Includes student examples with suggestions
for targeted, constructive feedback.
Uses a strength-based approach to teacher
education and professional learning.
This is a Teachers
College Press co-publication.