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Big Ideas from Dr. Small: Creating a Comfort Zone for Teaching Mathematics, Grades 4-8, 1st Edition

  • Marian Small
  • ISBN-10: 0176357130
  • ISBN-13: 9780176357139
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2009 Published
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Overview

About the Product

Big Ideas from Dr. Small is an easy-to-use professional learning resource that will enable teachers to develop a solid grounding in mathematics content. Armed with knowledge of the big ideas in mathematics and model tasks and questions, teachers will be able to shape and focus their instruction to help students make powerful connections. • Big ideas in mathematics enable teachers to make valuable connections in their understanding so they can better shape and focus their instruction • Clear graphics illustrate key mathematical concepts, making them easier to understand • Teaching ideas provide practical, "right there" activities for the classroom

Features

  • Essential math background and practical ideas to support teaching

  • Helps teachers see the connections in math

  • Big ideas in mathematics enable teachers to make valuable connections in their understanding so they can better shape and focus their instruction

  • Clear graphics illustrate key mathematical concepts, making them easier to understand

  • Teaching ideas provide practical, "right there" activities for the classroom

About the Author

Marian Small

Marian Small is the former Dean of Education at the University of New Brunswick. She has been a professor of mathematics education and worked in the field for close to 45 years. Dr. Small is a regular speaker on K–12 mathematics throughout Canada and around the world. The focus of Dr. Small’s professional work has been the development of curriculum and text materials for students of mathematics. She has been an author on many text series at both elementary and secondary levels in Canada, the United States, Australia, and Bhutan. She has produced materials for and been distributed by several ministries of education across the country.