Old Dogs New Math

Author: Mike Askew
Publisher: The Experiment
ISBN: 1615191267
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“Perfect for parents who want to understand the different methods to do arithmetic their children are learning—and why they are being taught that way.” —Keith Devlin, award-winning Stanford University mathematician “Can you help me with my math homework?” If this question fills you with fear (or even panic), then Old Dogs, New Math is here to help! Gone are the days when elementary school students simply memorized their times tables and struggled through long division. Today, students are expected not just to find the right answer, but also to use the best method—and to explain why it works. If your attempts to help your child are met with “That’s not how the teacher does it,” then it’s time to take the stress out of math homework. Old Dogs, New Math demystifies Common Core math for parents, including: Number lines, place value and negative numbers Long multiplication and division Fractions, percentages and decimals Shapes, symmetry and angles Data analysis, probability and chance Complete with sample questions, examples of children’s errors, and over 25 games and activities, Old Dogs, New Math will not only help you and your child subtract on a number line or multiply on a grid—but also help you discover math all around you, and have fun doing it!

Old Dogs New Math

Author: Rob Eastaway
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9781615190270
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Offers a refresher course on elementary school mathematics and explains new keywords, including number lines, decomposing, and grid multiplication.

How To Teach Your Old Dog New Tricks

Author: Ted Baer
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780812045444
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"You can't", says the old cliche, but author Ted Baer is ready to prove otherwise. A well-known and highly successful dog trainer, he emphasizes the humane approach to increasing communication--and with it, the affection--between master and dog. Full-color photographs and illustrations.

How The Math Gets Done

Author: Catheryne Draper
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475834241
Size: 37.64 MB
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How the Math Gets Done: Why Parents Don't Need to Worry About New vs. Old Math provides a roadmap to understanding what the symbols for math operations (add, subtract, multiply, and divide) really mean, what the clues are to interpret these symbols, and a kind of short story of how they evolved over time. to decipher the enigmatic squiggles of those verbs called operations. How the Math Gets Done: Why Parents Don't Need to Worry About New vs. Old Math compares the old and the new methods for math procedures from a “Big Idea” perspective by organizing the information in four sections: Definition, Organization, Relationships and Patterns, and Connections. Each section contains three chapters that clarify the issues related to each “Big Idea” section. The Conclusion offers parents even more hints and guidelines to help their child through this “math country” of procedures for calculating in math.

Spatial Sense Makes Math Sense

Author: Catheryne Draper
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475834306
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Spatial Sense Makes Math Sense: How Parents Can Help Their Children Learn Both brings the strengths of both algebra (arithmetic) and geometry into focus by showing how spatial relationships can make both make more sense. Parents will learn how to further develop and improve their child’s spatial sense using visual-spatial strategies of classifying, drawing diagrams, big idea concept building, visualizing, and more. As Sawyer encourages, “Even if the pictures are not good, the effort of making them will leave lasting traces in the mind and can cause the work to be remembered.” Whether you had a preference for geometry and endured algebra, loved algebra and never understood geometry, or were one of those people who never recognized a purpose for any of the math topics or, in truth, in any mathematics, this book will show parents how developing spatial sense can help visually explain both algebra and geometry relationships. You will read about Sophie Germain who believed that algebra and geometry worked hand-in-hand because, as she described them, algebra is written geometry and geometry is figured algebra.

The Best Writing On Mathematics 2011

Author: Mircea Pitici
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400839548
Size: 41.33 MB
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This anthology brings together the year's finest mathematics writing from around the world. Featuring promising new voices alongside some of the foremost names in the field, The Best Writing on Mathematics 2011 makes available to a wide audience many articles not easily found anywhere else--and you don't need to be a mathematician to enjoy them. These writings offer surprising insights into the nature, meaning, and practice of mathematics today. They delve into the history, philosophy, teaching, and everyday occurrences of math, and take readers behind the scenes of today's hottest mathematical debates. Here Ian Hacking discusses the salient features that distinguish mathematics from other disciplines of the mind; Doris Schattschneider identifies some of the mathematical inspirations of M. C. Escher's art; Jordan Ellenberg describes compressed sensing, a mathematical field that is reshaping the way people use large sets of data; Erica Klarreich reports on the use of algorithms in the job market for doctors; and much, much more. In addition to presenting the year's most memorable writings on mathematics, this must-have anthology includes a foreword by esteemed physicist and mathematician Freeman Dyson. This book belongs on the shelf of anyone interested in where math has taken us--and where it is headed.

Old Dog New Tricks

Author: David Taylor
Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books
ISBN: 9781554071975
Size: 69.56 MB
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Guide to training older or rescued dogs. Covers problems from anxiety-related disorders to socializing difficulties for a range of breeds.

A Parent S Survival Guide To Common Core Math

Author: Christen Nine
Publisher: Math Stream
ISBN: 9780692674949
Size: 74.67 MB
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If knowledge truly is power, then this book is a must-read for parents who have felt concerned, confused, or threatened by the apparent invasion of the controversial Common Core State Standards into their child's math education. This book is written as a practical, survival guide for parents of elementary aged students. Read up on the standard overview for each elementary grade level; discover some of the truth behind the Common Core myths; study examples of key methods and models being incorporated into many Common Core guided classrooms; understand some of the research that has led to the "new" methods; and watch companion videos that help bring additional clarity to the material. Whether you have a fourth or fifth grade student who is struggling with fractions or a Kindergartner who is just entering the school system, this book is for you. Book Content Includes: -Understanding the Standards for Mathematical Practice -A Basic Outline of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics -Tools and Examples for teaching Number Understanding -Tools and Examples for teaching Place Value -Tools and Examples for teaching Addition and Subtraction -Tools and Examples for teaching Data Organization -Tools and Examples for teaching Multiplication and Division -Tools and Examplea for teaching Fractions -Tools and Examples for teaching Decimals All content is written with the typical parent in mind. No prior study of education is necessary, and videos are available for each math section to give a well rounded, clear explanation of each topic. Empower yourself to be a valuable part of your child's math education. This book comes with 25 HD companion videos available on http: //commoncoremath101.com

How To Teach Relativity To Your Dog

Author: Chad Orzel
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465023312
Size: 15.81 MB
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Explains the principles of relativity, profiling leading minds such as Albert Einstein, Brian Greene, and Stephen Hawking to simplify their theories on time dilation, extra dimensions, and relative motion.

Beautiful Old Dogs

Author: David Tabatsky
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250036453
Size: 77.52 MB
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A charming, delightfully photographed tribute to the older dog, with essays and poetry. Gandhi once said, "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way that its animals are treated." How people regard older animals is especially revealing. Beautiful Old Dogs is a heartfelt, emotional, passionate tribute to old dogs. It will inspire many readers to get involved in senior dog rescue and adoption, as it honors our senior best friends and explores their current state of care and custody in an informative appendix. This book features the exquisite photography of the late Garry Gross, a noted fashion photographer during the 60s, 70s and 80s who, after becoming a highly successful dog trainer in New York City, turned his camera lens towards dogs. Gross, along with Victoria Stilwell from Animal Planet's It's Me or the Dog, founded Dog Trainers of New York in 2002, and became devoted to highlighting the plight and value of senior dogs. "The older the better," Gross said. "Dogs with soul in their eyes."David Tabatsky has collected Gross's photographs here, and carefully curated an accompanying selection of moving, insightful, funny, and uplifting essays and short pieces by a range of writers, with contributions from Anna Quindlen, Ally Sheedy, Christopher Durang, Doris Day, Dean Koontz, Marlo Thomas, and many more.