Differentiating Mathematics, K-5: Designing Tasks

Based on the work of Nanci N. Smith

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The purpose of this micro-course is to help you gain a deeper understanding of how to create effective differentiated mathematics instruction. You’ll leave with practical approaches to developing learning activities that support students’ learning differences to achieve doable daily differentiation for ALL students in K-5 classrooms.

This course is designed for teachers focused on mathematics instruction across all grades K–12. Upon completion of this course, you will be prepared to analyze the impact of your own teaching practices on student progress and achievement and be able to apply your knowledge to guide students to become drivers of their own learning, regardless of the content area.


By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Create doable differentiation
  • Use the KUD to unpack standards to design learning


Course Modules Include:

  • Introduction
  • Module 1: Differentiation by Readiness
  • Module 2: Differentiation by Interest
  • Module 3: Differentiation by Learning Profile
  • Capstone

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Purchase 15-hour course