About

Dr. 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:
    • A number of text series Grades K -12 used in Canada, the U.S., 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, big ideas in mathematics, and more
  • Former dean and professor, the University of New Brunswick
  • Former chair and member, MathCounts writing team
Marian is my inspiration. I have used her publications for many years and always enjoy hearing her perspectives. I’m glad she addressed the new curriculum.”
Marian teachers us powerful questioning techniques with her trademark clarity. These questions will encourage student thinking, build our curiosity, and teach us to craft good questions of our own.”

 

— Tracy Johnston Zager, math coach

Profile

Education

  • Adelphi University B.A.(Math, English)
  • University of British Columbia M.A.(Math Education)
  • University of British Columbia Ed.D.(Math Education)

Previous Faculty Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Education, UNB
  • Professor of Education, UNB
  • Chair, Department of Curriculum and Instruction , UNB
  • Associate Dean of Education , UNB
  • Dean of Education, UNB

Current Position

  • Dean and Professor Emerita, University of New Brunswick

Research Reports, Articles and Chapters in Books (since 2015)

  • Small, M. and Lin A. “Feedback in Mathematics.” In Lipnevich, A. and Smith, J. Cambridge Handbook of Instructional Feedback. Cambridge University Press.
  • Small, M. (2014). “Great Problems Often Lead to Bigger Ideas!” Oncore, Fall 2020,17-25.

Books (since 2015)

  • Small, M. Building Proportional Reasoning Across Grades and Math Strands, K–8. New York: Teachers College Press, 2015.
  • Small, M. Open Questions for the Three-Part Lesson: Number Sense and Numeration, K – 3. Oakville: Rubicon Publishing, Inc., 2015.
  • Small, M. Open Questions for the Three-Part Lesson: Number Sense and Numeration, 4 – 8. Oakville: Rubicon Publishing, Inc., 2015.
  • Small, M. Open Questions for Rich Math Lessons: Number, K – 3. Oakville: Rubicon Publishing, Inc., 2016.
  • Small, M. Open Questions for Rich Math Lessons: Number, 4 – 6. Oakville: Rubicon Publishing, Inc., 2016.
  • Small, M. Open Questions for Rich Math Lessons: Number, 7 – 9. Oakville: Rubicon Publishing Inc., 2016.
  • Small, M. Open Questions for the Three-Part Lesson: Measurement and Patterning and Algebra, K–3. Oakville: Rubicon Publishing, Inc., 2016.
  • Small, M. Open Questions for the Three-Part Lesson: Measurement and Patterning and Algebra, 4 – 8. Oakville: Rubicon Publishing, Inc., 2016.
  • Small, M. Making Math Meaningful to Canadian Students, 3rd edition. Toronto: Nelson Education, 2017.
  • Small, M. Teaching Mathematical Thinking: Tasks & Questions to Strengthen Practices and Processes. New York: Teachers College Press, 2017.
  • Small, M. Good Questions: Great Ways to Differentiate Mathematics Instruction in the Standards–Based Classroom, 3rd ed. New York: Teachers College Press, 2017.
  • Small, M. and Tackaberry, R. Open Questions for the Three-Part Lesson: Geometry and Spatial Sense and Data Management and Probability, K – 3. Oakville: Rubicon Publishing, Inc., 2017.
  • Small, M. and Tackaberry, R. Open Questions for the Three-Part Lesson: Geometry and Spatial Sense and Data Management and Probability, 4 – 8. Oakville: Rubicon Publishing, Inc., 2018.
  • Small, M. Fun and Fundamental Math for Young Children. New York: Teachers College Press, 2018.
  • Small, M. Math Up. Oakville: Rubicon Publishing, Inc., 2018.
  • Small, M. and Duff, D.,The School Leader’s Guide for Building and Maintaining Math Success. Alexandria,VA: ASCD, 2018.
  • Small, M. Understanding the Math We Teach and How to Teach It, K-8. New Hampshire: Stenhouse Publishing, 2019.
  • Small, M. Making Math Meaningful for Canadian Students, K-8, 4th ed. Toronto: Nelson Education Ltd, 2020.
  • Small, M. Good Questions: Great Ways to Differentiate Instruction, 4th ed. New York: Teachers College Press, 2020.
  • Small, M. Teaching Math Online. New York: Teachers College Press, 2020.
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  • More Good Questions: Great W (ays to Differentiate Secondary Math Instruction, 2nd ed. New York: Teachers College Press, 2022.
  • Small, M. Open Questions for the Three-Part Lesson, Grade 9. Oakville: Rubicon Publishing, 2022.
  • Small, M. Do they Really Understand? How can we Make Sure Students Really Understand the Math We Teach?  Oakville: Rubicon Publishing, 2022.
  • Small, M. M Magazine   published 10 times a year
You never cease to challenge us to reflect on our practice, inspire us to do better for those students sitting in our classrooms and ignite us to keep making math matter!”