A Gebra Named Al

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Author: Wendy Isdell

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1365981002

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Winner of multiple awards for educational fiction as well as quality fantasy, this charming story brings us the adventures of Julie in the Land of Mathematics. Julie is a young teen who struggles with her homework, especially math, until a mysterious Imaginary Number leads her into Mathematics. There she meets Al the gebra (who is like a zebra), and horses who represent elements on the Periodic chart. She sets off on a quest to find her way home, and in the process, learns the foundations of algebra and chemistry. Join Julie in her journey through Mathematics, where the Orders of Operations are actual places and chemistrees are real plants with atomic fruit. Will Julie ever get home? Written when the author was age fourteen, this work of fiction has been used in various school systems throughout the U.S to help supplement cross-curriculum learning. It can also be enjoyed as light fantasy reading.

A Gebra Named Al

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Author: Wendy Isdell

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 144297348X

Category: Fiction

Page: 228

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Julie keeps getting the wrong answer to what looks like a simple problem: -5+3(6). Frustrated, she gives up, rests her head on her book ... and is awakened by an Imaginary Number who suddenly appears in her room. When she follows the Number through a mysterious portal, she enters a strange land where she meets a zebra-who's really a gebra-named Al. Join Julie on her adventures in the Land of Mathematics, where the Orders of Operations are real places and fruits that look like Bohr models grow on chemistrees. With Al and his friends-scientific ''horses'' representing elements and their isotopes-Julie travels to the Mathematician's Castle for help finding her way back home. Their journey is full of surprises that make math and science interesting and fun.

A Gebra Named Al

Easyread Super Large 24pt Edition

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Author: Wendy Isdell

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 144297365X

Category: Fiction

Page: 296

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Julie keeps getting the wrong answer to what looks like a simple problem: -5+3(6). Frustrated, she gives up, rests her head on her book ... and is awakened by an Imaginary Number who suddenly appears in her room. When she follows the Number through a mysterious portal, she enters a strange land where she meets a zebra-who's really a gebra-named Al. Join Julie on her adventures in the Land of Mathematics, where the Orders of Operations are real places and fruits that look like Bohr models grow on chemistrees. With Al and his friends-scientific ''horses'' representing elements and their isotopes-Julie travels to the Mathematician's Castle for help finding her way back home. Their journey is full of surprises that make math and science interesting and fun.

The Chemy Called Al

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Author: Wendy Isdell

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1458397734

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Second Edition, E-book version. Back by popular request! Newly revised and expanded, this is the second edition of the popular sequel to the fiction title, "A Gebra Named Al" by Wendy Isdell. Julie finds herself lost once more in the land of Science, which borders Mathematics. With the help of some scientific horses and a mysterious lion, she learns about the roots of chemistry, the history of alchemy, and the four states of matter.

Chicken Boy

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Author: Frances O'Roark Dowell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439106662

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

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Tobin Mccauley's got a near-certifiable grandmother, a pack of juvenile-delinquent siblings, and a dad who's not going to win father of the year any time soon. To top it off, Tobin's only friend truly believes that the study of chickens will reveal...the meaning of life? Getting through seventh grade isn't easy for anyone, son, but when the first day of school starts out with your granny's arrest, you know you've got real problems. Throw on five-day suspension (for defending your English teacher's honor), a chicken that lays green eggs, and a family feud that's tearing everyone to pieces, and you're in for one heck of a ride. With her remarkable ability to create characters you wish could be part of your life forever, Frances O'Roark Dowell introduces Tobin McCauley, Chicken Boy.

An Anthropologist on Mars

Seven Paradoxical Tales

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Author: Oliver Sacks

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0345805887

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

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To these seven narratives of neurological disorder Dr. Sacks brings the same humanity, poetic observation, and infectious sense of wonder that are apparent in his bestsellers Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. These men, women, and one extraordinary child emerge as brilliantly adaptive personalities, whose conditions have not so much debilitated them as ushered them into another reality.

Lost in Lexicon

An Adventure in Words and Numbers

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Author: Pendred Noyce

Publisher: Scarletta Press

ISBN: 0983021937

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

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"If this is an adventure, we should just plunge in..." When thirteen-year-old cousins Ivan and Daphne go on a treasure hunt in the rain one summer day, they never expect to stumble into a whole new world where words and numbers run wild. After the cousins outwit a plague of punctuation, grateful villagers beg them to find Lexicon's missing children, who have been enticed away by dancing lights in the sky. Trekking between villages in search of clues, the cousins encounter a talking thesaurus, a fog of forgetting, the Mistress of Metaphor, a panel of poets, feuding parts of speech, and the illogical mathematicians of Irrationality. When a careless Mathemystical reflects them across the border into the ominous Land of Night, their peril deepens. Kidnapped, imprisoned, and mesmerized—with time running out—will Ivan and Daphne find a way to solve the mystery of the lights in the sky and restore the lost children of Lexicon to their homes? Lost in Lexicon will whisk children away into an interactive and magical world of learning.

Using a Gebra Named Al in the Classroom

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Author: Wendy Isdell

Publisher: Free Spirit Pub

ISBN: 9780915793594

Category: Education

Page: 32

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Julie hates algebra -- until she meets a zebra (who's really a gebra) named Al. This witty, intelligent story blends fantasy with learning as it tells of a young girl's adventures in the Land of Mathematics.

Do the Math: Secrets, Lies, and Algebra

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Author: Wendy Lichtman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061851450

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 208

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Tess loves math because it's the one subject she can trust—there's always just one right answer, and it never changes. But then she starts algebra and is introduced to those pesky and mysterious variables, which seem to be everywhere in eighth grade. When even your friends and parents can be variables, how in the world do you find out the right answers to the really important questions, like what to do about a boy you like or whom to tell when someone's done something really bad? Will Tess's life ever stop changing long enough for her to figure it all out?

Tibaldo and the Hole in the Calendar

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Author: Abner Shimony

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387949352

Category: Science

Page: 165

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The story of how an eleven-year old boy growing up in 16th century Italy loses his birthday when the Gregorian calendar replaces the Julian calendar in 1582, and how he fights to prevent this loss. The author cleverly weaves elements of the cultural and scientific milieu of the time into an engaging and intelligent tale. Tibaldos father is a medical assistant, and his sister is a midwife. Thus, the boy grows up learning about current medical practices and his fascination for medicine makes him a fast learner. Then, when Tibaldo learns that he is about to lose his 13th birthday, he determines to do something about it. The result is both amusing and informative.

Mind Games

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Author: Jeanne Marie Grunwell

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547349176

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

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Thus reads an article in the Waverly Times, which is Exhibit A in this fresh and inventive story about ESP, friendship, sisterhood, and the ties that bind. Told by the characters themselves, Mind Games crackles with personality and reveals how each student tries to prove that ESP exists and what he or she discovers along the way. Funny and engaging, the individual voices are right on target, revealing the complex relationships and characters of the members of the Mad Science Club. Here they grapple with life, death, love, and the lottery—all before they reach the eighth grade!

Pythagoras' Revenge

A Mathematical Mystery

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Author: Arturo Sangalli

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691049557

Category: Fiction

Page: 183

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The celebrated mathematician and philosopher Pythagoras left no writings. But what if he had and the manuscript had never been found? Where would it be located? Two mathematicians, one American, one British, set out, unbeknownst to each other, to find the missing manuscript.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

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Author: Judith Viorst

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442463163

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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He could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. He went to sleep with gum in his mouth and woke up with gum in his hair. When he got out of bed, he tripped over his skateboard and by mistake dropped his sweater in the sink while the water was running. He could tell it was going to be a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. It was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Nothing at all was right. Everything went wrong, right down to lima beans for supper and kissing on TV. What do you do on a day like that? Well, you may think about going to Australia. You may also be glad to find that some days are like that for other people too.

Counting on Frank

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Author: Rod Clement

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 9780836803587

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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A boy and his dog present amusing counting, size comparison, and mathematical facts.

Fractals, Googols, and Other Mathematical Tales: The Book

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Author: Theoni Pappas

Publisher: Wide World Pub Tetra

ISBN: N.A

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.

The Number Devil

A Mathematical Adventure

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Author: Hans Magnus Enzensberger

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 1429932422

Category: Mathematics

Page: 260

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The international best-seller that makes mathematics a thrilling exploration. In twelve dreams, Robert, a boy who hates math, meets a Number Devil, who leads him to discover the amazing world of numbers: infinite numbers, prime numbers, Fibonacci numbers, numbers that magically appear in triangles, and numbers that expand without . As we dream with him, we are taken further and further into mathematical theory, where ideas eventually take flight, until everyone-from those who fumble over fractions to those who solve complex equations in their heads-winds up marveling at what numbers can do. Hans Magnus Enzensberger is a true polymath, the kind of superb intellectual who loves thinking and marshals all of his charm and wit to share his passions with the world. In The Number Devil, he brings together the surreal logic of Alice in Wonderland and the existential geometry of Flatland with the kind of math everyone would love, if only they had a number devil to teach it to them.

Introduction to Information Retrieval

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Author: Christopher D. Manning,Prabhakar Raghavan,Hinrich Schütze

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139472100

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

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Class-tested and coherent, this textbook teaches classical and web information retrieval, including web search and the related areas of text classification and text clustering from basic concepts. It gives an up-to-date treatment of all aspects of the design and implementation of systems for gathering, indexing, and searching documents; methods for evaluating systems; and an introduction to the use of machine learning methods on text collections. All the important ideas are explained using examples and figures, making it perfect for introductory courses in information retrieval for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in computer science. Based on feedback from extensive classroom experience, the book has been carefully structured in order to make teaching more natural and effective. Slides and additional exercises (with solutions for lecturers) are also available through the book's supporting website to help course instructors prepare their lectures.

Plato's Ghost

The Modernist Transformation of Mathematics

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Author: Jeremy Gray

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400829040

Category: Mathematics

Page: 528

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Plato's Ghost is the first book to examine the development of mathematics from 1880 to 1920 as a modernist transformation similar to those in art, literature, and music. Jeremy Gray traces the growth of mathematical modernism from its roots in problem solving and theory to its interactions with physics, philosophy, theology, psychology, and ideas about real and artificial languages. He shows how mathematics was popularized, and explains how mathematical modernism not only gave expression to the work of mathematicians and the professional image they sought to create for themselves, but how modernism also introduced deeper and ultimately unanswerable questions. Plato's Ghost evokes Yeats's lament that any claim to worldly perfection inevitably is proven wrong by the philosopher's ghost; Gray demonstrates how modernist mathematicians believed they had advanced further than anyone before them, only to make more profound mistakes. He tells for the first time the story of these ambitious and brilliant mathematicians, including Richard Dedekind, Henri Lebesgue, Henri Poincaré, and many others. He describes the lively debates surrounding novel objects, definitions, and proofs in mathematics arising from the use of naïve set theory and the revived axiomatic method--debates that spilled over into contemporary arguments in philosophy and the sciences and drove an upsurge of popular writing on mathematics. And he looks at mathematics after World War I, including the foundational crisis and mathematical Platonism. Plato's Ghost is essential reading for mathematicians and historians, and will appeal to anyone interested in the development of modern mathematics.

Double Burden: Black Women and Everyday Racism

Black Women and Everyday Racism

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Author: Yanick St Jean,Joe R Feagin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317472810

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Studies of contemporary black women are rare and scattered, and are often extensions of a legacy beginning in the 19th century that characterized black women as domineering matriarchs, prostitutes, or welfare queens, negative characterizations that are perpetuated by both white and non-white social scientists. Based on over 200 interviews, this book departs from these conventions in significant ways, and, using a "collective memory" conceptual framework, shows how black women cope with and interpret lives often limited by racial barriers not of their making.