by Marian Small | Jul 29, 2022

Teaching & Assessing Math for Understanding By Marian Small What kinds of questions do you ask to see not only whether students can do the math, but whether they understand the critical underlying ideas?...
by Marian Small | Jul 29, 2022

Big Ideas By Marian Small There are key ideas or essential understandings that underlie each strand or domain. What are they?...
by Marian Small | Jul 29, 2022

Building Numeracy By Marian Small Numeracy is basic to elementary math, but it does not just mean knowing the facts and knowing the algorithms. We need tasks that build flexibility with number....
by Marian Small | Jul 29, 2022

Reaching All Students By Marian Small We can reach all students at the same time if we use open questions and parallel tasks effectively. Let’s see how that works....
by Marian Small | Jul 29, 2022

Creating Richer Math Conversations By Marian Small We know students learn through more conversation. But how do you facilitate them? We’ll look at very specific strategies....
by Marian Small | Jul 29, 2022

It’s Not the Task: It’s the Follow Up By Marian Small Many of us would argue that it’s less about the task itself and more about the questions teacher asks as and after students work on it....