DIV How many socks make a pair? The answer is not always two. And behind this question lies a world of maths that can be surprising, amusing and even beautiful. Using playing cards, a newspaper, the back of an envelope, a Sudoku, some pennies and of course a pair of socks, Rob Eastaway shows how maths can demonstrate its secret beauties in even the most mundane of everyday objects. If you already like maths youÕll discover plenty of new surprises. And if youÕve never picked up a maths book in your life, this one will change your view of the subject forever. /div
Success with STEM is an essential resource, packed with advice and ideas to support and enthuse all those involved in the planning and delivery of STEM in the secondary school. It offers guidance on current issues and priority areas to help you make informed judgements about your own practice and argue for further support for your subject in school. It explains current initiatives to enhance STEM teaching and offers a wide range of practical activities to support exciting teaching and learning in and beyond the classroom. Illustrated with examples of successful projects in real schools, this friendly, inspiring book explores: Innovative teaching ideas to make lessons buzz Activities for successful practical work Sourcing additional funding Finding and making the most of the best resources STEM outside the classroom Setting-up and enhancing your own STEM club Getting involved in STEM competitions, fairs and festivals Promoting STEM careers and tackling stereotypes Health, safety and legal issues Examples of international projects An wide-ranging list of project and activity titles Enriched by the authors’ extensive experience and work with schools, Success with STEM is a rich compendium for all those who want to develop outstanding lessons and infuse a life-long interest in STEM learning in their students. The advice and guidance will be invaluable for all teachers, subject leaders, trainee teachers and NQTs.
Praise for the First Edition "This is a well-written and impressively presentedintroduction to probability and statistics. The text throughout ishighly readable, and the author makes liberal use of graphs anddiagrams to clarify the theory." - The Statistician Thoroughly updated, Probability: An Introduction withStatistical Applications, Second Edition features acomprehensive exploration of statistical data analysis as anapplication of probability. The new edition provides anintroduction to statistics with accessible coverage of reliability,acceptance sampling, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, andsimple linear regression. Encouraging readers to develop a deeperintuitive understanding of probability, the author presentsillustrative geometrical presentations and arguments without theneed for rigorous mathematical proofs. The Second Edition features interesting and practicalexamples from a variety of engineering and scientific fields, aswell as: Over 880 problems at varying degrees of difficulty allowingreaders to take on more challenging problems as their skill levelsincrease Chapter-by-chapter projects that aid in the visualization ofprobability distributions New coverage of statistical quality control and qualityproduction An appendix dedicated to the use ofMathematica® and a companion website containing thereferenced data sets Featuring a practical and real-world approach, this textbook isideal for a first course in probability for students majoring instatistics, engineering, business, psychology, operations research,and mathematics. Probability: An Introduction with StatisticalApplications, Second Edition is also an excellent reference forresearchers and professionals in any discipline who need to makedecisions based on data as well as readers interested in learninghow to accomplish effective decision making from data.
A Resource for More Purposeful, Effective, and Enjoyable College Teaching
Author: James R. Davis
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
For teachers in higher education who haven’t been able to catch up with developments in teaching and learning, James Davis and Bridget Arend offer an introduction that focuses on seven coherent and proven evidence-based strategies. The underlying rationale is to provide a framework to match teaching goals to distinct ways of learning, based on well-established theories of learning. The authors present approaches that readers can readily and safely experiment with to achieve desired learning outcomes, and build confidence in changing their methods of teaching. Research on learning clearly demonstrates that learning is not one thing, but many. The learning associated with developing a skill is different from the learning associated with understanding and remembering information, which in turn is different from thinking critically and creatively, solving problems, making decisions, or change paradigms in the light of evidence. Differing outcomes involve different ways of learning and teaching strategies. The authors provide the reader with a conceptual approach for selecting appropriate teaching strategies for different types of content, and for achieving specific learning objectives. They demonstrate through examples how a focused and purposeful selection of activities improves student performance, and in the process makes for a more effective and satisfying teaching experience. The core of the book presents a chapter on each of the seven ways of learning. Each chapter offers a full description of the process, illustrates its application with examples from different academic fields and types of institutions, clearly describes the teacher’s facilitation role, and covers assessment and online use. The seven ways of learning are: Behavioral Learning; Cognitive Learning; Learning through Inquiry; Learning with Mental Models; Learning through Groups and Teams; Learning through Virtual Realities; and Experiential Learning. Along the way, the authors provide the reader with a basis for evaluating other approaches to teaching and other learning methodologies so that she or he can confidently go beyond the “seven ways” to adapt or adopt further strategies. This is the ideal companion for teachers who are beginning to explore new ways of teaching, and want to do some serious independent thinking about learning. The book can also be used to prepare graduate students for teaching, and will be welcomed by centers for teaching and learning to help continuing faculty re-examine a particular aspect of their teaching.
The loss of a child truly is one of the most tragic challenges anyone can encounter in life. If that child chose to take his or her life the emotional turmoil for those left behind can be catastrophic. For those who have experienced the loss as a parent, family member, or friend, this book provides help insight & hope on an unprecedented level. After losing her son to suicide Marianne Weaver chose to dedicate the remainder of her life to help others cope with being directly or indirectly exposed to such a horrific loss. Giving a warm emotional blanket of understanding & a new perspective on how to "take in" all that surrounds you (even if you have never lost a child) the ending delivers such a powerful message that it will change some lives forever. With millions affected it can help each of them, knowing that the healing process progresses differently for everyone. It serves as a catalyst to help others get emotionally back on their feet on either side of the coin with a surprisingly optimistic outlook.
Comprehension Activities to Promote Essential Reading Skills
Author: Amy Blaszak Bartlett
Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Reinforce reading skills for students in grade 3 with Reading Achievement. This 96-page workbook helps students build high-level thinking. Each passage uses vibrant, age-appropriate language so that students feel confident completing the reinforcement activities. The book features more than 200 questions, 70 reproducible activity pages, 4 pretests in standardized test format, a ready-to-use scoring box on each page, and answer keys.
Plan for six weeks of learning covering all six areas of learning and development of the EYFS through the topic of numbers. The Planning for Learning series is a series of topic books written around the Early Years Foundation Stage designed to make planning easy. This book takes you through six weeks of activities on the theme of numbers. Each activity is linked to a specific Early Learning Goal, and the book contains a skills overview so that practitioners can keep track of which areas of learning and development they are promoting. This book also includes a photocopiable page to give to parents with ideas for them to get involved with their children's topic, as well as ideas for bringing the six weeks of learning together. The weekly themes in this book include: finding numbers outdoors, musical numbers, cooking with numbers, arty numbers, shopping with numbers, and we love numbers. This book is a great way to bring numbers and early problem solving and numeracy skills into all areas of the curriculum so children learn about them in a fun and unpressured way.
In -Chasing the Runner's High-, Ray Charbonneau tells the story how he pushed his addiction to running up to, and then past, his limits. There are plenty of hard miles, but there's lots of fun along the way too as Ray shares what he learned, what he should have learned, and what he still has to learn from running. Marshall Ulrich, 4-time winner of the Badwater Ultramarathon and author of -Running on Empty-, calls Chasing the Runner's High -a look at one man's life and obsession with running and addictive behaviors. Humorous at times, but always looking toward the greater good, Ray shares life's ups and downs and provides a hard look into the mind of a runner, offering advice that can only be had with experience and hard fought miles underfoot. Adena Schulzberg, winner of the 2006 Arkansas Marathon, writes, -these are brutally honest tales, told with candor and frankness about strength, courage, obsession, desire and hard won understanding of self and sport.- It's a great read for runners or for non-runners who want to understand their running friends. www.y42k.com/books/chasingtherunnershigh.html