Marian Small

Author and International Professional Development Consultant for Improved Mathematics Education


  • Professional development consultant to help schools and districts improve:
    • K-12 mathematics instruction
    • Differentiated mathematics instruction
  • Speaker at national, international conferences on K-12 mathematics
  • Senior author or co author:
    • Seven text series Grades K -12 used in Canada, the U.S., Australia, and Bhutan
    • PRIME (Professional Resources and Instruction for Math Educators), developmental maps describing mathematical growth across the grades along with support materials
    • NCTM Navigations series
    • Professional books on math methods, differentiated instruction, and big ideas in mathematics
  • Former dean and professor, the University of New Brunswick
  • Former chair and member, MathCounts writing team

Dr. Small is currently working with Teachers College Press and Rubicon Publishing. Some recent works include:

  • Big Ideas from Dr. Small K-3, 4 – 8, and 9 –12
  • Good Questions: Great Ways to Differentiate Mathematics Instruction (K – 8)
  • More Good Questions: Great Ways to Differentiate Secondary Mathematics Instruction (9 – 12)
  • Eyes on Math: A Visual Approach to Teaching Math Concepts (K – 8)
  • Leaps and Bounds 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8
  • Uncomplicating Fractions
  • Uncomplicating Algebra
  • Building Proportional Reasoning Across the Grades and Math Strands, K – 8.
  • Open Questions for the Three-Part Lesson in Number Sense and Numeration:     K – 3 and 4-8
  • Open Questions for the Three-Part Lesson in Measurement and Pattern and Algebra, K-3 and 4 – 8
  • Making Math Meaningful to Canadian Students K-8, 3rd edition
  • Teaching Mathematical Thinking
  • Contact Rubicon Publishing to learn about MathUp– Marian’s latest teaching resource for Ontario K – 8 teachers!   screen-shot-2016-10-01-at-8-18-50-pm      


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