Co-published with Teachers College Press

Great Ways to Differentiate Secondary Mathematics Instruction

Specs: 7″x10″, 240 pages

Featuring 89 new questions and many new examples, this revised edition uses two powerful and universally applicable strategies—Open Questions and Parallel Tasks—to help teachers differentiate math instruction with less difficulty and greater success in grades 6–12. This popular book shows teachers how to get started and become expert with these strategies.

Book Features:

  • Underscores the rationale for differentiating instruction (DI) with nearly 300 specific examples for grades 6–12 math.
  • Describes easy-to-implement strategies designed to overcome the most common DI problems that teachers encounter.
  • Offers questions and tasks that teachers and coaches can adopt immediately or use as models to create their own, along with scaffolding and consolidating questions.
  • Includes Teaching Tips sidebars and an organizing template at the end of each chapter to help teachers build new tasks and open questions.
  • Shows how to create a more inclusive classroom learning community with mathematical talk that engages participants from all levels.


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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