Unlocking Mathematics Teaching

Author: Valsa Koshy
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136808515
Size: 74.69 MB
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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
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780691161518
Size: 47.47 MB
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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.

Unlocking Student Talent

Author: Robin J. Fogarty
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807758728
Size: 63.63 MB
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Math Better Explained

Author: Kalid Azad
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781479186723
Size: 16.44 MB
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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

Peer Coaching

Author: Les Foltos
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452257345
Size: 15.51 MB
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Les Foltos' successful method for peer coaching is now available in this book that shows teachers how to help their colleagues meet 21st century challenges.

Unlocking Complex Texts

Author: Laura Robb
Publisher: Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780545449069
Size: 49.68 MB
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Presents instructional routines and lessons for building adolscents' reading comprehension, including how to determine main ideas and themes, identify key details, analyze characters, ideas, and events, and expand vocabulary.

Teaching Mathematics In Multilingual Classrooms

Author: J.B. Adler
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0792370791
Size: 24.58 MB
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Identifies three inter-related dilemmas at the heart of the multi-lingual classroom - code-switching, mediation, and transparency. The author's arguments arise from exploring the realities of actual classrooms, and are shaped by a perspective of teaching as a social practice.

Unlocking Speaking And Listening

Author: Deborah Jones
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136744665
Size: 53.75 MB
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Written by expert contributors from Brunel University, this vital resource offers practical advice on teaching speaking and listening creatively from the Foundation Stage through Key Stages One and Two.

Unlocking The Secrets Of White Dwarf Stars

Author: Hugh Van Horn
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331909369X
Size: 55.81 MB
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White dwarfs, each containing about as much mass as our Sun but packed into a volume about the size of Earth, are the endpoints of evolution for most stars. Thousands of these faint objects have now been discovered, though only a century ago only three were known. They are among the most common stars in the Milky Way Galaxy, and they have become important tools in understanding the universe. Yet a century ago only three white dwarfs were known. The existence of these stars completely baffled the scientists of the day, and solving the mysteries of these strange objects required revolutionary advances in science and technology, including the development of quantum physics, the construction and utilization of large telescopes, the invention of the digital computer, and the ability to make astronomical observations from space. This book tells the story of the growth in our understanding of white dwarf stars, set within the context of the relevant scientific and technological advances. Part popular science, part historical narrative, this book is authored by one of the astrophysicists who participated directly in uncovering some of the secrets of white dwarf stars.