“A groundbreaking effort by one of the most respected contributors in our field. Dr. Small has transformed the research of NCTM’s Curricular Focal Points into more tangible Big Ideas which cut across grade levels and utilize both her open-question and parallel-task strategies through an abundance of good examples and helpful teaching tips. A must for any educator who is serious about reaching more students more often and achieving more positive results.”
– Tim McNamara, author, consultant, and Presidential Award winning teacher
“Marian Small is at it again! For decades, she has been able to assess what teachers need and provide them with mathematically sound, well-crafted instructional strategies.”
– Francis (Skip) Fennell, Past President of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
“Planning math lessons for all students’ unique levels of understanding is a complex task, but this easy-to-use resource shows teachers how to meet varying developmental levels with a single lesson. The many user-friendly teaching examples of questions and tasks will enable teachers to empower learners on all levels.”
– Carolyn Chapman, Creative Learning Connections, Inc, and Rita King, King Learning Associates, consultants and co-authors of books on differentiated instruction and assessment.