Grades K–3

Specs: 8.5″x11″, 128–144 pages

Grades 4–8

Specs: 8.5″x11″, 144–238 pages

Grades 7–9

Specs: 8.5″x11″, 96–200 pages

Get ready to unleash student math success with this collection of hundreds of open questions from Marian Small. An essential tool for every K–9 math classroom, the Open Questions have two editions. Correlations to the 2020 Ontario curriculum can be found below. The WNCP Editions are organized around outcomes from the WNCP Common Curriculum Framework for K–9 Mathematics. These teacher resource books use a highly visual format to present easy-to-use questions with sample responses for all parts of problem-solving lessons.

These books will:

  • Prompt discussion of mathematical concepts and lead to deeper understanding

  • Offer models to help teachers develop their own open questions

  • Add to the teacher’s repertoire of engaging tasks for students

  • Provide opportunities for thoughtful practice of concepts and skills

These resources can be used on their own or as a supplement to a core program such as MathUP.

Open Questions 2020 Ontario Curriculum Correlations

Click the grades below to access the correlations.

Grade 1    Grade 2    Grade 3

Grade 4    Grade 5    Grade 6    Grade 7    Grade 8

Open Questions for provinces other than Ontario aligns to
the WNCP Common Curriculum Framework.


Series Editor

Marian Small


Dr. Marian Small is an internationally renowned mathematics educator, author, and professional learning consultant. Dr. Small, whose career in education has spanned more than four decades, is considered one of the most influential math educators in Canada. She has authored or co-authored more than 100 math resources and travelled to mathematics classrooms around the world to provide consultation focused on improving understanding and performance in K–12 mathematics.


To view or download the order form for Marian Small’s Open Questions Ontario, please click here. Grade 9 can be found here.

To view or download the order form for Marian Small’s Open Questions WNCP, please click here.