**ERIC Number:**ED512632

**Record Type:**Non-Journal

**Publication Date:**2009-Apr-9

**Pages:**216

**Abstractor:**ERIC

**Reference Count:**0

**ISBN:**ISBN-978-0-8077-4978-4

**ISSN:**N/A

Good Questions: Great Ways to Differentiate Mathematics Instruction

Small, Marian

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Using differentiated instruction in the classroom can be a challenge, especially when teaching mathematics. This book cuts through the difficulties with two powerful and universal strategies that teachers can use across all math content: Open Questions and Parallel Tasks. Specific strategies and examples for grades Kindergarten - 8 are organized around the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' (NCTM's) content strands: Number and Operations, Geometry, Measurement, Algebra, and Data Analysis and Probability. This resource will help teachers create a more inclusive classroom with mathematical talk that engages students from all levels. Contents include: (1) Why and How to Differentiate Math Instruction; (2) Number and Operations; (3) Geometry; (4) Measurement; (5) Algebra; and (6) Data Analysis and Probability. Worksheet for Open Questions and Parallel Tasks is appended. A glossary, bibliography, an index of subject and cited authors, and an index of "big ideas" are also included. [This book was co-published with Teachers College Press.]

Descriptors: Data Analysis, Probability, Geometry, Teachers, Algebra, Individualized Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, National Standards, Elementary School Mathematics, Inclusion, Mathematics Activities, Numbers, Computation, Arithmetic, Questioning Techniques, Glossaries, Worksheets, Measurement, Student Evaluation

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1502. Tel: 800-235-7566; Tel: 703-620-3702; Fax: 703-476-2970; e-mail: orders@nctm.org; Web site: http://www.nctm.org/

**Publication Type:**Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher

**Education Level:**Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education

**Audience:**Teachers

**Language:**English

**Sponsor:**N/A

**Authoring Institution:**National Council of Teachers of Mathematics