More Good Questions: Great Ways to Differentiate Secondary Mathematics Instruction 2nd Edition
by Marian Small and Amy Lin
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.
- Underscores the rationale for differentiating instruction (DI) with nearly 300 specific examples for grades 6–12 math.
- Describes easy-to-implement strategies designed to overcome the most common DI problems that teachers encounter.
- Offers questions and tasks that teachers and coaches can adopt immediately or use as models to create their own, along with scaffolding and consolidating questions.
- Includes Teaching Tips sidebars and an organizing template at the end of each chapter to help teachers 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.