Big Ideas from Dr. Small Grade 4-8 Book + Facilitator's Guide

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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.

The Book

• 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

The Facilitator's Guide

• Ideal for coaches and facilitators of Professional Learning Communities
• Can be used by both math specialists and non-math educators
• Allows facilitators to cover all math strands in 10 two-hour sessions, or to focus in on topics of particular interest

The DVD (included in the Facilitator's Guide)

• Video clips show math in action with real teachers and students in the classroom
• Dr. Marian Small introduces each clip and reflects with teachers after each activity
• Includes electronic versions of the Blackline Masters