Fractals, Googols, and Other Mathematical Tales: The Book


Author: Theoni Pappas

Publisher: Wide World Pub Tetra


Category: Mathematics

Page: 55

View: 9972

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 Power of Picture Books in Teaching Math and Science


Author: Lynn Columbia

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351813927

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 5161

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.

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


Author: Vicky Giouroukakis,Maureen Connolly

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483331067

Category: Education

Page: 264

View: 8250

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

Strategies for Every Teacher


Author: Joan Franklin Smutny,S.E. von Fremd

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452237220

Category: Education

Page: 344

View: 5546

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

Using Paired Text to Meet the Common Core

Effective Teaching Across the K-8 Curriculum


Author: William Bintz

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462518982

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 212

View: 7563

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.

Teaching Numeracy

9 Critical Habits to Ignite Mathematical Thinking


Author: Margie Pearse,K. M. Walton

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412992230

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 4386

This book outlines nine critical thinking habits that foster numeracy and details practical ways to incorporate them into instruction. Includes lesson plans and handouts.

The new book of knowledge

Home and school reading and study guides


Author: Donna M. Lusardi,Rosemarie Kent

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780717205820

Category: Education

Page: 263

View: 9661

The Complete Home Learning Sourcebook

The Essential Resource Guide for Homeschoolers, Parents, and Educators Covering Every Subject from Arithmetic to Zoology


Author: Rebecca Rupp

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)

ISBN: 9780609801093

Category: Education

Page: 865

View: 6544

Lists all the resources needed to create a balanced curriculum for homeschooling--from preschool to high school level

Subjects Matter

Every Teacher's Guide to Content-area Reading


Author: Harvey Daniels,Steven Zemelman

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325005959

Category: Education

Page: 276

View: 7261

Grades 7-12 Finally, a book about content-area reading that's just as useful to math, science, and history teachers as it is to English teachers! Lively, practical, and irreverent, Subjects Matter points the way to activities and materials that energize content and engage students across all subject areas. This book features: 23 practical classroom activities that help students understand and remember what they read, in mathematics, science, social studies, English, and more a tough analysis of today's textbooks, along with specific ways to use them more effectively a new "balanced diet" of reading, including 150 books of interest to teenagers instructions for growing a rich classroom library in your subject area plans for setting up student book clubs and reading groups in any discipline group-building techniques that create a productive community of readers a do-it-yourself exploration of the ways smart readers think models for developing ambitious thematic units within your classroom or with colleagues special help and materials for students who struggle scientific proof that the book's recommended activities do improve reading and learning.

Teaching Mathematics in Elementary and Middle School

Developing Mathematical Thinking


Author: Joseph G. R. Martinez,Nancy Conrad Martinez

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780130549785

Category: Education

Page: 405

View: 4350

With an emphasis on inquiry and process, "Teaching Mathematics in Elementary and Middle School "embraces active mathematics instruction and the development of mathematical thinking through problem solving. The text challenges future teachers to prepare their K-8 students for a world that requires a higher level of mathematical literacy and enables them to compete in a global society.Teachers will develop their own mathematical abilities, allowing them to help students discover a rich combination of thinking processes and problem-solving strategies, raising the learning expectations for all. Unique text features "TIE-Thought, Investigation and Exploration "features ask pre-service teachers to develop their own thinking and learning abilities, preparing them to better challenge their students. "Mathematics in the Real World," "Idea Files," and "Teacher Profiles "model best practices and supply readers with concrete teaching tools and strategies. "Mathematical Thinking," "Mathematical Games" and "Mathematics and Technology" features detail activities to engage and develop students' mathematical thinking. Accompanying student artifacts illustrate the progression of students' conceptual understanding. [CD logo replaces bullet] "Math Activities CD-ROM" provides an outstanding text component containing more than 100 activities that use a three-step process-explore, invent, discover-to foster the development of mathematical thinking through guided inquiry. Aligned with the NCTM standards, each activity is integrated within the text and designed to help develop students' conceptual understanding of mathematics. "Mathematics in Literature" offers thoroughly developed ideas for using children's literature to create meaningful contexts for mathematics learning. An extensive bibliography that can be used for this purpose appears on the CD-Rom. "I think the text is an excellent resource for elementary and middle school methods courses. In particular, I like how the textbook handles the 'bigger issues' such as geometric reasoning rather than just 'geometry.' I also like the excellent foundation in educational research that the textbook provides, as well as some very careful attention and consistent referencing to the NCTM standards and principles. The incorporation of classroom vignettes, teacher illustrations, and samples of student work also all add to the excellent grounding of the text in real world classroom work." Dr. Neal Grandgenett, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Creative Home Schooling

A Resource Guide for Smart Families


Author: Lisa Rivero

Publisher: Great Potential PressInc

ISBN: 9780910707480

Category: Education

Page: 401

View: 9034

For a comprehensive guide to home-based education that does not promote any particular curriculum or religious view, this is one book parents should buy! Parents will appreciate practical advice on getting started, adjusting to new roles, designing schoolwork that is both child-centered and fun, and planning for social and emotional growth. Parents will turn to curriculum chapters again and again. Features interviews and tips from many home school parents as well as long lists of resources. 430 pages of tips and tools!

Teachers Make the Difference

Bringing Innovation and Success to Today's Classrooms


Author: Jim Grant

Publisher: Society for Developmental Education

ISBN: 9781884548154

Category: Educational change

Page: 336

View: 4141

Houghton Mifflin math central

Teacher's book


Author: Laurie Boswell,Patsy F. Kanter,Janet G. Gillespie,Houghton Mifflin Company

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780395917565

Category: Mathematics

Page: N.A

View: 6189

Harcourt Math


Author: HSP

Publisher: Harcourt

ISBN: 9780153207457

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 564

View: 6466

Children's Book Review, 1994


Author: Beverly Baer

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780810305984

Category: Children's literature

Page: 1050

View: 1717

Provides access to reviews of children's books and periodicals that are indexed by Book Review Index.