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Unlocking Mathematics Teaching

Author : Valsa Koshy
ISBN : 9781136808517
Genre : Education
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Now in an updated second edition Unlocking Mathematics is a comprehensive guide to teaching mathematics in the primary school.

Power Up

Author : Matthew Lane
ISBN : 9781400884827
Genre : Mathematics
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A fun and lively look at the mathematical ideas concealed in video games Did you know that every time you pick up the controller to your PlayStation or Xbox, you are entering a game world steeped in mathematics? Power-Up reveals the hidden mathematics in many of today's most popular video games and explains why mathematical learning doesn't just happen in the classroom or from books—you're doing it without even realizing it when you play games on your cell phone. In this lively and entertaining book, Matthew Lane discusses how gamers are engaging with the traveling salesman problem when they play Assassin's Creed, why it is mathematically impossible for Mario to jump through the Mushroom Kingdom in Super Mario Bros., and how The Sims teaches us the mathematical costs of maintaining relationships. He looks at mathematical pursuit problems in classic games like Missile Command and Ms. Pac-Man, and how each time you play Tetris, you're grappling with one of the most famous unsolved problems in all of mathematics and computer science. Along the way, Lane discusses why Family Feud and Pictionary make for ho-hum video games, how realism in video games (or the lack of it) influences learning, what video games can teach us about the mathematics of voting, the mathematics of designing video games, and much more. Power-Up shows how the world of video games is an unexpectedly rich medium for learning about the beautiful mathematical ideas that touch all aspects of our lives—including our virtual ones.

Create Success

Author : Kadhir Rajagopal
ISBN : 9781416613121
Genre : Education
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For far too long, disadvantaged students in urban environments have believed the fallacy that academic success is unattainable. Why? The unfortunate answer is that too many urban school systems preemptively declare underperforming students to be failures, a practice that fosters dysfunctional classrooms that fail to motivate, engage, and inspire students to succeed. In Create Success!, Kadhir Rajagopal, affectionately known as Dr. Raja to his students, outlines his no-holds-barred approach to teaching urban students. Through his CREATE model of instruction, students are held accountable for their own learning, taught at an appropriate level and in familiar language, and imbued with the sense that learning and personal achievement are qualities of which they should be proud--not ashamed. Dr. Raja's CREATE model also places an emphasis on the active participation of teachers, parents, caregivers, and coaches in each student's success. Resulting in unprecedented success among students previously dismissed as lost causes and academic failures, the CREATE model has demonstrated that it is indeed possible to close the achievement gap, even in the most difficult cases. Rajagopal has also shown that his model can be replicated in any classroom by a teacher who is willing to assume responsibility for each student's success, hold students accountable, embrace culturally responsive instruction, and vigorously work on behalf of all students. Filled with personal insights and battle-tested strategies that promote student achievement, Create Success! is a pioneering approach to urban education from a 2011 California Teacher of the Year.

Unlocking Creativity

Author : Robert Fisher
ISBN : 9781135397821
Genre : Education
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Showing how creativity can be developed across the curriculum, this book offers advice on how to develop children's capacity for creative thinking and achievement and use creativity to increase levels of motivation and self-esteem. Combining the latest research with practical ideas and tasks, this multidimensional book is a must for teachers, students, and educators who wish to know more about creativity in teaching and learning.

Teaching Mathematics Through Story

Author : Caroline McGrath
ISBN : 9781136598623
Genre : Education
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How do you make mathematics relevant and exciting to young children? How can mathematics and literacy be combined in a meaningful way? How can stories inspire the teaching and learning of mathematics? This book explores the exciting ways in which story can be used as a flexible resource to facilitate children’s mathematical thinking. It looks at the potential relationship between story and mathematics and practically demonstrates how they can be combined to help children connect, understand and express mathematical ideas using story language. Written for all early years practitioners and students, the book offers a playful pedagogical approach to facilitating children’s mathematical thinking which brings a creative satisfaction and confidence to teaching mathematics. Encouraging a creative approach to teaching mathematics that draws on picture books and oral mathematical stories, the book shows you how to: Move from reading to telling stories with mathematical themes Encourage children to pose and solve problems by playing with the plot of stories Enable children to translate abstract mathematical ideas to concrete representations with supporting story props and puppets Create original oral mathematical stories alongside children Capture children’s mathematical thinking in an observational framework, supported with audio or video recordings which can be shared with parents and colleagues There are free audio recordings of children and adults telling oral mathematical stories, which feature in the book. These can be downloaded from: www.routledge.com/9780415688154 This book draws on practical work with children, educators, parents, professional storytellers, and trainee practitioners, who bring theoretical ideas to life and offer insight into their mathematical story experiences. It is a ‘must have’ for all those who want to make mathematics relevant, accessible and imaginative for young children.

Math Better Explained

Author : Kalid Azad
ISBN : 1479186724
Genre : Mathematics
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"Math, Better Explained" is a clear, intuitive guide to math topics essential for high school, college and beyond. Whether you're a student, parent, or teacher, this book is your key to unlocking the aha! moments that make math truly click -- and make learning enjoyable. The book intentionally avoids mindless definitions and focuses on building a deep, natural intuition so you can integrate the ideas into your everyday thinking. Its explanations on the natural logarithm, imaginary numbers, exponents and the Pythagorean Theorem are among the most-visited in the world. The topics in Math, Better Explained include: 1. Developing Math Intuition 2. The Pythagorean Theorem 3. Pythagorean Distance 4. Radians and Degrees 5. Imaginary Numbers 6. Complex Arithmetic 7. Exponential Functions & e 8. The Natural Logarithm (ln) 9. Interest Rates 10. Understanding Exponents 11. Euler's Formula 12. Introduction To Calculus The book is written as the author wishes math was taught: with a friendly attitude, vivid illustrations and a focus on true understanding. Learn right, not rote! Selected testimonials: "I have several books on calculus (Calculus for Dummys, Math for the Millions, etc. etc. - never was able to read them) but your explanation is what I have needed all these years." - D. Hogg, Former Principal "This is a great explanation! I am 49 years old and have never known what e is all about. It is thanks to your article that I get it and now can explain it to my son who is 13 years old..." - C. Dhaveji "I've been following you for nearly two years...I find the intuitive approach to the subject and lucid writing unparalleled." - D. Ezell

Unlocking Student Talent

Author : Robin J. Fogarty
ISBN : 9780807758724
Genre : Education
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Unlocking Numeracy

Author : Valsa Koshy
ISBN : 1853468355
Genre : Education
File Size : 42. 39 MB
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A practical guide to the teaching of primary numeracy for students and teachers. Offers strategies, activities and examples to develop understanding and confidence in teaching numeracy.

Leaders As Teachers

Author : Edward Betof
ISBN : 9781562865450
Genre : Business & Economics
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Leaders learn and acquire experience from many places, but ask successful leaders how they became successful; it's usually because they learned from other great leaders. The idea of using an organization's leaders as the keystone of a successful learning strategy might seem obvious, but few groups employ this strategy because they don't know how. It's not something that just happens - unless you're very lucky. So why wouldn't you use experienced leaders to inspire, mentor, coach, and develop other talented leaders to their full potential? Here's the journey of Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD), which created and deployed a leadership development program that relies on all its top leaders (even the CEO) to train other leaders. From BD's success of improved business results, improved communications and strengthened organizational culture, your organization, too, can learn how to build and implement this vital program.

High School Physics Unlocked

Author : Princeton Review
ISBN : 9781101921548
Genre : Science
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UNLOCK THE SECRETS OF PHYSICS with THE PRINCETON REVIEW. High School Physics Unlocked focuses on giving you a wide range of key lessons to help increase your understanding of physics. With this book, you'll move from foundational concepts to complicated, real-world applications, building confidence as your skills improve. End-of-chapter drills will help test your comprehension of each facet of physics, from mechanics to magnetic fields. Don't feel locked out! Everything You Need to Know About Physics. • Complex concepts explained in straightforward ways • Clear goals and self-assessments to help you pinpoint areas for further review • Bonus chapter on modern physics Practice Your Way to Excellence. • 340+ hands-on practice questions in the book and online • Complete answer explanations to boost understanding, plus extended, step-by-step solutions for all drill questions online • Bonus online questions similar to those you'll find on the AP Physics 1, 2, and C Exams and the SAT Physics Subject Test High School Physics Unlocked covers: • One- and Multi-dimensional Motion • Forces and Mechanics • Energy and Momentum • Gravity and Satellite Motion • Thermodynamics • Waves and Sound • Electric Interactions and Electric Circuits • Magnetic Interactions • Light and Optics ... and more! From the Trade Paperback edition.

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