# 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.
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