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Dr. Marian Small

 

Marian Small is a leading Canadian mathematics educator and a regular speaker on K–12 mathematics throughout Canada and the US. Marian is the former Dean of Education at the University of New Brunswick, and has been a classroom teacher and professor of mathematics education for over 30 years. Marian is internationally renowned. She has been very involved in the development of curriculum and text materials for students and teachers of mathematics, authoring seven text series at both elementary and secondary levels in Canada, the US, Australia, and the country of Bhutan.

She has been a senior author on five of those series including the most recent Nelson Education math texts, K–12. She has served on the author team for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Navigation series, Pre-K–2 and, for four years, as the NCTM representative on the Mathcounts question writing  committee for middle school mathematics competitions throughout the US. She is also a member of the editorial panel for the NCTM 2011 yearbook on motivation and disposition.

A few years ago, Marian led a groundbreaking research study in Canada which resulted in the creation of maps that describe students’ mathematical development in each of the five mathematical strands. This forms the basis for her professional development program, PRIME. Marian is currently involved in many coaching initiatives, co-planning and co-teaching lessons with teachers across Canada with a focus on supporting struggling learners, differentiating instruction, and on teacher questioning in mathematics classrooms.

PRIME

Marian Small K-8 Mathematics Professional Learning Library

PRIME

Research-based Professional Learning for Canadian Mathematics Leaders

Developed by Dr. Marian Small to improve elementary mathematics at all levels of education: classroom, school, and district.

• Increases teacher understanding and improves student performance by helping teachers identify where all students are in their developmental understanding of mathematics and provides strategies for moving them forward
• Provides teachers with the content knowledge, confidence, and specific strategies needed to differentiate instruction for individual and whole-class success

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Professional Learning

Marian Small K-8 Mathematics Professional Learning Library

Marian Small K-8 Mathematics Professional Learning Library

A comprehensive professional learning collection from Dr. Marian Small that supports K–8 mathematics teachers. The resources found in this collection provide teachers with the content knowledge, confidence, and strategies to differentiate instruction for individual and whole-class success. The titles includes the convenient storage box are:

• Making Math Meaningful to Canadian Students, K–8, Third Edition

• Big Ideas from Dr. Small, K–3

• Big Ideas from Dr. Small, 4-8

• Eyes on Math: A Visual Approach to Teaching Math Concepts

• Uncomplicating Fractions

• Uncomplicating Algebra

• Good Questions: Great Ways to Differentiate Mathematics Instruction

• Mathematics Teacher eMentor Grades 4-6 DVD

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Making Math Meaningful

Third Edition

Dr. Marian Small

ISBN: 9780176582555

In this new edition, Dr. Marian Small combines her wealth of research and practical experience to create this thorough, yet very accessible resource. Making Math Meaningful provides teachers with insight on how to make mathematics make sense to students and capture their interest. An invaluable reference for teachers who often have not had specialist training in mathematics, yet are expected to teach sophisticated curriculum to a diverse student population. Uniquely Canadian, this resource is filled with samples from Canadian student texts and attention to Canadian curricula.

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Making Math Meaningful Third Edition Facilitator’s Guide

Dr. Marian Small

ISBN: 9780176769321

Ideal for math consultants, coordinators, and coaches, as well as non-math specialist facilitators leading Professional Learning Communities. Includes a variety of useful resources for any K–8 mathematics teacher:

• Instructor’s Manual
• Weblinks
• Image Gallery
• Book Study Guide for Professional Learning
• Glossary
• Blackline Masters
• Math and Children’s Literature

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Good Questions

Dr. Marian Small

ISBN: 9780807753132

 

Finally, an accessible professional learning resource that provides clear, ready-to-use ideas for differentiating instruction in mathematics!

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More Good Questions

Dr. Marian Small

ISBN: 9780807750889

 

More Good Questions, written specifically for secondary mathematics teachers, presents two powerful and universal strategies that teachers can use to differentiate instruction across all math content: Open Questions and Parallel Tasks.

Big Ideas from Dr. Small

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Big Ideas from Dr. Small
(Grades K—3)

Dr. Marian Small

ISBN: 9780176110789

Big Ideas from Dr. Small provides math teachers with what they need to know to teach the curriculum while focusing on the big ideas for each math concept. Each book includes hundreds of practical activities and follow-up questions to use in the classroom. The accompanying Facilitator’s Guide is ideal for coaches and leaders of Professional Learning Communities.

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Big Ideas from Dr. Small
(Grades 4—8)

Dr. Marian Small

ISBN: 9780176357139

Big Ideas from Dr. Small provides math teachers with what they need to know to teach the curriculum while focusing on the big ideas for each math concept. Each book includes hundreds of practical activities and follow-up questions to use in the classroom. The accompanying Facilitator’s Guide is ideal for coaches and leaders of Professional Learning Communities.

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Big Ideas from Dr. Small
(Grades 9—12)

Dr. Marian Small

ISBN: 9780176503512

Big Ideas from Dr. Small provides math teachers with what they need to know to teach the curriculum while focusing on the big ideas for each math concept. Each book includes hundreds of practical activities and follow-up questions to use in the classroom. The accompanying Facilitator’s Guide is ideal for coaches and leaders of Professional Learning Communities.

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Eyes on Math

Dr. Marian Small

ISBN: 9780807753910

Eyes on Math is a unique teaching resource that provides engaging, full-color graphics and pictures with text showing teachers how to use each image to stimulate mathematical teaching conversations around key K-8 concepts.

Uncomplicating Algebra

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Uncomplicating Algebra

Dr. Marian Small

ISBN: 9780807755174

 

Uncomplicating Algebra is a practical, must-have resource that helps teachers understand how to teach and assess student learning of algebra.

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Uncomplicating Fractions

Dr. Marian Small

ISBN: 9780807754856

 

Uncomplicating Fractions is a practical, must-have resource that helps teachers understand how to teach and assess student learning of fractions.

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Building Proportional Reasoning
Across Grades and Math Strands, K–8

Dr. Marian Small

ISBN: 9780807756607

A new resource for math teachers to help their students develop a solid foundation for more proficient and more confident work with multiplicative thinking and proportionality.

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Leaps and Bounds Toward Math Understanding (Grades 3 – 8)

Dr. Marian Small

Carefully developed to help teachers support students working as many as three levels below grade in mathematics. It follows a research-based intervention approach based on how students learn math developmentally.

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ONAP
(Ontario Numeracy Assessment Package)

 Dr. Marian Small

ONAP is Ontario’s only diagnostic assessment tool with anchor papers for moderated marking. Validated in over 20 boards across Ontario, ONAP provides reliable data that will support educators in meeting short-term and long-term assessment goals in mathematics. ONAP covers 100% of the Ontario curriculum expectations.

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Math Focus
(Grades K–9)

Dr. Marian Small

Developed for the new Western Canada curriculum, Math Focus K-9 is a program designed to support success for every student. Easy to read and easy to use, Math Focus K-9 is also the only resource with an adapted program to support struggling students across Grades 4-9.

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Principles of Mathematics
(Grade 9)

Dr. Marian Small

Principles of Mathematics ensures students build a solid foundation of learning so they are prepared for success in Grade 12 and beyond.

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Principles of Mathematics
(Grade 10)

Dr. Marian Small

Principles of Mathematics ensures students build a solid foundation of learning so they are prepared for success in Grade 12 and beyond.

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Mathematics Concepts and Connections
(Grade 9)

Dr. Marian Small

Nelson Mathematics Concepts and Connections is developed for students who learn best by doing. These unique workbooks are built around engaging themes, illustrating math concepts with real-life applications that appeal to a range of student interests. Real skills, real applications, real learning.

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Mathematics Concepts and Connections
(Grade 10)

Dr. Marian Small

Nelson Mathematics Concepts and Connections is developed for students who learn best by doing. These unique workbooks are built around engaging themes, illustrating math concepts with real-life applications that appeal to a range of student interests. Real skills, real applications, real learning.

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Functions
(Grade 11)

Dr. Marian Small

Nelson Functions 11 provides support for all students, preparing them for success in Grade 12 and beyond.

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Functions and Applications
(Grade 11)

Dr. Marian Small

Nelson Functions and Applications 11 supports the diverse needs of students in the 11U/C classroom, preparing them for success in Grade 12 and beyond.

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Advanced Functions
(Grade 12
)

Dr. Marian Small

Setting the stage for post-secondary success! Developed for the Ontario Grade 12 Advanced Functions Curriculum MHF4U, Revised 2007.

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Calculus and Vectors
(Grade 12)

Dr. Marian Small

Setting the stage for post-secondary success! Developed for the Ontario Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors Curriculum MCV4U, Revised 2007.