Fractals, Googols, and Other Mathematical Tales

Fractals, Googols, and Other Mathematical Tales

Author: Theoni Pappas

Publisher: Wide World Pub Tetra

ISBN: PSU:000043650491

Category: Mathematics

Page: 55

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A new treasure trove of stories that make mathematical ideas come to life with an unusual cast of characters. This book explores mathematical concepts and topics such as real numbers, exponents, dimensions, and geometry in both serious and humorous ways. 50 line drawings.

Getting to the Core of Literacy for History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects, Grades 6–12

Getting to the Core of Literacy for History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects, Grades 6–12

Author: Vicky Giouroukakis

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781483331065

Category: Education

Page: 264

View: 384

Literacy—it’s not just for English teachers anymore! The new Common Core English Language Arts Standards aren’t just for English teachers. Fluent reading and writing are critically important to the study of history/social studies, science, and technical subjects, too. In this practical resource, you’ll use teacher-tested, CCSS-based lessons as models—and follow the principles of the Backward Design approach to curriculum development to set and meet your goals. Each lesson template includes The teaching strategies you’ll utilize Ways to incorporate technology and media Variations for differentiation and interdisciplinary connections Links to the work of major educational theorists

Igniting Creativity in Gifted Learners, K-6

Igniting Creativity in Gifted Learners, K-6

Author: Joan Franklin Smutny

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452237220

Category: Education

Page: 344

View: 456

Provide exciting, enriching learning experiences for gifted students through proven strategies from master teachers! With contributions from experienced educators, this book helps elementary school teachers use creative methods to enhance gifted students’ learning and stimulate higher-level thinking, discovery, and invention. Linked to curriculum standards, the numerous ready-to-use strategies, activities, and examples help teachers: Inspire students in reading, writing, social studies, mathematics, science, and the arts Tie creative processes to learning outcomes Incorporate technology into instruction where appropriate Encourage students to explore new avenues for thinking and learning

Success Strategies for Parenting Gifted Kids

Success Strategies for Parenting Gifted Kids

Author: Kathleen Nilles

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000503579

Category: Education

Page: 432

View: 296

When parents need guidance on raising gifted kids, they can turn to Success Strategies for Parenting Gifted Kids: Expert Advice From the National Association for Gifted Children. This collection of practical, dynamic articles from NAGC's Parenting for High Potential magazine:

Math Teacher's Survival Guide: Practical Strategies, Management Techniques, and Reproducibles for New and Experienced Teachers, Grades 5-12

Math Teacher's Survival Guide: Practical Strategies, Management Techniques, and Reproducibles for New and Experienced Teachers, Grades 5-12

Author: Judith A. Muschla

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470407646

Category: Education

Page: 368

View: 589

Classroom-tested strategies to help new and experienced math teachers thrive Math teachers must not only instruct their students in basic mathematical skills and concepts, they must also prepare them for standardized tests, provide instruction in the use of technology, and teach problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. At the same time, they must also manage their other responsibilities – taking attendance, planning, grading, record-keeping, disciplining, and communicating with parents and administrators. This book provides efficient and practical information on the management skills necessary to succeed in this most challenging profession. Offers realistic suggestions and strategies for planning and delivering effective math instruction Helps math teachers achieve excellence and continue to be enthusiastic and successful in their teaching careers Includes reproducible forms to help math teachers stay on top of everything they need to do The Math Teacher's Survival Guide contains a wealth of useful tools and strategies that can help any math teacher succeed in the classroom.

The Power of Picture Books in Teaching Math and Science

The Power of Picture Books in Teaching Math and Science

Author: Lynn Columbia

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351813938

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 276

This book's 50-plus lessons-each based on a different picture book or story-will help classroom teachers build a foundation for teaching math, science, and social studies concepts to their students. Each lesson uses children's literature to make challenging, abstract concepts relevant to children's lives, inviting them to learn these concepts while responding to a story's illustrations, theme, characters, and plot. The lessons also demonstrate how teachers can use children's literature to meet national standards in math, science, and social studies. Chapters 1 through 5 set the stage for using picture books, discussing the effective, imaginative integration of literature into the classroom. Teachers will learn to create an environment that ensures that when children and books come together, the experience is enjoyable and thought provoking. Chapters 6 through 9 provide individual lessons, by grade level, with detailed activities based on specific books.

Teaching Numeracy

Teaching Numeracy

Author: Margie Pearse

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452238852

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 350

Transform mathematics learning from “doing” to “thinking” American students are losing ground in the global mathematical environment. What many of them lack is numeracy—the ability to think through the math and apply it outside of the classroom. Referencing the new common core and NCTM standards, the authors outline nine critical thinking habits that foster numeracy and show you how to: Monitor and repair students’ understanding Guide students to recognize patterns Encourage questioning for understanding Develop students’ mathematics vocabulary Included are several numeracy-rich lesson plans, complete with clear directions and student handouts.

Mathematics Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites

Mathematics Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites

Author: Marcia L. Tate

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452207247

Category: Education

Page: 201

View: 379

Engage students in effective, meaningful experiences in mathematics! Following the format of Marcia L. Tate’s previous bestsellers, this user-friendly guide offers math teachers 20 powerful, brain-based teaching strategies that incorporate visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile modalities to promote student engagement and achievement. The book focuses on the NCTM focal points and includes a bibliography of math and literature resources and a lesson planning guide. The chapters offer: A what, why, and how for each strategy Specific brain-compatible mathematics activities and lessons from real teachers across the country Space for teachers to reflect on and apply individual strategies in their lessons

Using Paired Text to Meet the Common Core

Using Paired Text to Meet the Common Core

Author: William Bintz

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462519019

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 212

View: 190

Teaching students to make connections across related texts promotes engagement and improves reading comprehension and content learning. This practical guide explains how to select and teach a wide range of picture books as paired text--two books related by topic, theme, or genre--in grades K-8. The author provides mini-lessons across the content areas, along with hundreds of recommendations for paired text, each linked to specific Common Core standards for reading literature and informational texts. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the book includes 22 reproducible graphic organizers and other useful tools. Purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.

Home Learning Year by Year, Revised and Updated

Home Learning Year by Year, Revised and Updated

Author: Rebecca Rupp

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780525576976

Category: Education

Page: 576

View: 865

A comprehensive guide to designing homeschool curriculum, from one of the country’s foremost homeschooling experts—now revised and updated! Homeschooling can be a tremendous gift to your children—a personalized educational experience tailored to each kid’s interests, abilities, and learning styles. But what to teach, and when, and how? Especially for first-time homeschoolers, the prospect of tackling an annual curriculum can be daunting. In Home Learning Year by Year, Rebecca Rupp presents comprehensive plans from preschool through high school, covering integral subjects for each grade, with lists of topics commonly presented at each level, recommended resource and reading lists, and suggestions for creative alternative options and approaches. Included, along with all the educational basics, are techniques and resources for teaching everything from philosophy to engineering, as well as suggestions for dealing with such sensitive topics as sex education. Now revised throughout with all-new updates featuring the most effective and up-to-date methods and reading guides to homeschool your child at all ages, Home Learning Year by Year continues to be the definitive book for the homeschooling parent.

Different Like Me

Different Like Me

Author: Jennifer Elder

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1846424666

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Different Like Me introduces children aged 8 to 12 years to famous, inspirational figures from the world of science, art, math, literature, philosophy and comedy. Eight-year-old Quinn, a young boy with Asperger's Syndrome, tells young readers about the achievements and characteristics of his autism heroes, from Albert Einstein, Dian Fossey and Wassily Kandinsky to Lewis Carroll, Benjamin Banneker and Julia Bowman Robinson, among others. All excel in different fields, but are united by the fact that they often found it difficult to fit in-just like Quinn. Fully illustrated in colour and written in child-friendly language, this book will be a wonderful resource for children, particularly children with autism, their parents, teachers, carers and siblings.

The Puzzle Instinct

The Puzzle Instinct

Author: Marcel Danesi

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253217083

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 288

View: 505

Publisher Fact Sheet Recalling Stephen Pinker's The Language Instinct, the author argues that humans are born with an "instinct for puzzles" that betrays a larger search for the meaning of life. This "instinct" has led to discoveries in mathematics and science, as well as revolutions in philosophical thought.