Co-published with Teachers College Press

Targeted Assessment and Feedback for Grades 3–8

Specs: 7″x10″, 192 pages

In Math That Matters, Marian Small helps support teachers of Grades 3–8 in providing more effective targeted assessment and constructive feedback. The book offers support to new and veteran teachers in doing three fundamental things:

  • identifying the most important math to assess
  • constructing meaningful assessments — both formative and summative — to measure student understanding
  • providing students with feedback that is clear, timely, and specific examples for each grade level are provided, along with details on how to pose questions, analyze errors, and help students understand and learn from their mistakes.

The book offers specific guidance for when and how to offer feedback on both correct and incorrect answers in order to advance students’ mathematical thinking.


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.


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