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2 X 2 = Boo: A Set of Spooky Multiplication Stories

Loreen Leedy

1996    32 Pages    (Holiday House)

DDC: 513.213    LCC: QA115

OCLC: 31816445    LCCN: 94046711    ISBN 13: 9780823412723    ISBN 10: 0823412725

Multiplication is made frightfully fun! A table is included.

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3D Game Programming for Kids: Create Interactive Worlds with JavaScript (Pragmatic Programmers)

Chris Strom

2013    250 Pages    (Pragmatic Bookshelf)

DDC: 794.8    LCC: QA76.76.C672

OCLC: 827841796    LCCN: 2014430316    ISBN 13: 9781937785444    ISBN 10: 1937785440

Printed in full color.You know what's even better than playing games? Creating your own. Even if you're an absolute beginner, this book will teach you how to make your own online games with interactive examples. You'll learn programming using nothing more than a browser, and see cool, 3D results as you type. You'll learn real-world programming skills in a real programming language: JavaScript, the language of the web. You'll be amazed at what you can do as you build [...]

Printed in full color.You know what's even better than playing games? Creating your own. Even if you're an absolute beginner, this book will teach you how to make your own online games with interactive examples. You'll learn programming using nothing more than a browser, and see cool, 3D results as you type. You'll learn real-world programming skills in a real programming language: JavaScript, the language of the web. You'll be amazed at what you can do as you build interactive worlds and fun games.You'll jump right in and write games and simulations while learning programming fundamentals. You'll use the ICE Code Editor, which was created especially for this book to make it easy for you to get started with JavaScript programming. With the ICE Editor, you'll see the results of your work right away. Want a red donut? You can make hundreds of them, spinning around like crazy right next to the code you just typed.You'll do hands-on coding in every chapter. You'll start by building simple animated shapes, then make your own player--who can do cartwheels! You'll learn how to build your own games from start to finish, including a monster eating fruit, a cave puzzle, and rafting on a river. You'll animate simple shapes to create a model of the solar system, and make your own website so that you can show off your games with your friends. If you just want to make games, jump to the lessons focusing on projects. To understand some of the theory better or if you need some help with functions, turn to the chapters that explain the programming concepts. We'll walk you carefully through all the math needed to bring games to life.Best of all, you get to create awesome games and say, "I made this!" [less]

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5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions [NCTM]

Margaret Schwan Smith Mary Kay Stein

2011    104 Pages    (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)

DDC: 510.71    LCC: QA41.4

OCLC: 703623758    LCCN: 2011007321    ISBN 13: 9780873536776    ISBN 10: 0873536770

Learn the 5 practices for facilitating effective inquiry-oriented classroomsAnticipating what students will do--what strategies they will use--in solving a problem Monitoring their work as they approach the problem in classSelecting students whose strategies are worth discussing in classSequencing those students' presentations to maximize their potential to increase students' learningConnecting the strategies and ideas in a way that helps students understand the mathematics learnedThis book [...]

Learn the 5 practices for facilitating effective inquiry-oriented classroomsAnticipating what students will do--what strategies they will use--in solving a problem Monitoring their work as they approach the problem in classSelecting students whose strategies are worth discussing in classSequencing those students' presentations to maximize their potential to increase students' learningConnecting the strategies and ideas in a way that helps students understand the mathematics learnedThis book presents and discusses an framework for orchestrating mathematically productive discussions that are rooted in student thinking. The 5 Practices framework identifies a set of instructional practices that will help teachers achieve high-demand learning objectives by using student work as the launching point for discussions in which important mathematical ideas are brought to the surface, contradictions are exposed, and understandings are developed or consolidated. By giving teachers a road map of things that they can do in advance and during whole-class discussions, these practices have the potential for helping teachers to more effectively orchestrate discussions that are responsive to both students and the discipline.Includes a Professional Development Guide. [less]

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5 Practices for Orchestrating Task-Based Discussions in Science

Jennifer Cartier, Margaret Schwan Smith, Mary Kay Stein, Danielle Ross

2013    129 Pages    (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)

DDC: 507    LCC: LB1532

OCLC: 863076608    LCCN: 2014381876    ISBN 13: 9780873537452    ISBN 10: 0873537459

Robust and effective classroom discussions are essential for providing students with opportunities to simultaneously engage in science practices while learning key science content. Using numerous examples and science learning tasks, the authors show how teachers can plan the lesson to encourage students to not only learn science content but employ disciplinary practices as well. This volume outlines the five practices teachers need for facilitating effective inquiry-oriented classrooms: [...]

Robust and effective classroom discussions are essential for providing students with opportunities to simultaneously engage in science practices while learning key science content. Using numerous examples and science learning tasks, the authors show how teachers can plan the lesson to encourage students to not only learn science content but employ disciplinary practices as well. This volume outlines the five practices teachers need for facilitating effective inquiry-oriented classrooms: Anticipate what students will do what strategies they will use in solving a problem Monitor their work as they approach the problem in class Select students whose strategies are worth discussing in class Sequence those students presentations to maximize their potential to increase students learning Connect the strategies and ideas in a way that helps students understand the science learned The 5 Practices framework identifies a set of instructional practices that will help teachers achieve high-demand learning objectives by using student work as the launching point for discussions in which important scientific ideas are brought to the surface, contradictions are exposed, and understandings are developed or consolidated.About the Authors:Jennifer Cartier is the director of teacher education and a member of the science education faculty at the University of Pittsburgh. Her work focuses on the design and facilitation of learning contexts for pre-service and early career teachers.Margaret Smith holds a joint appointment at the University of Pittsburgh as professor of mathematics education in the School of Education and as Senior Scientist at the Learning Research and Development Center. Her research focuses on what teachers learn from the professional education experiences in which they engage.Mary Kay Stein holds a joint appointment at the University of Pittsburgh as professor of learning sciences and policy and as Senior Scientist at the Learning Research and Development Center. Her research focuses on mathematics teaching and learning in classrooms and the ways in which policy and organizational conditions shape teachers practice.Danielle K. Ross is a teaching fellow and doctoral candidate in science education at the School of Education of the University of Pittsburgh. Her work focuses on teacher learning and the design of learning contexts for beginning teachers. She was previously a biology and ecology teacher at Leechburg Area School District in Leechburg, Pennsylvania.Reviews and Endorsements for 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Task-Based Discussions in Science: One of my biggest challenges as a science teacher is how to both engage students in the practices from the Next Generation Science Standards and teach the content from my curriculum. Before, I sometimes felt that I had to choose between the two. However, 5 Practices provides clear examples and very concrete guidelines for how to orchestrate student-centered discussions that also support sense making. Now my students and I can experience the excitement of argumentation while still staying true to our curriculum. This is my new bible for facilitating student discourse! Austin Deaver, Science Teacher, Montgomery Village Middle School Montgomery Village, Maryland Planning for and engaging students in meaningful scientific reasoning and adapting instruction in response are simultaneously the most difficult and the most important tasks science teachers face. This book provides both new and experienced teachers with a road map to continually improve their ability to do this work. Nicole M. Gillespie, Executive Director, Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Moorestown, New Jersey. [less]

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30 Challenging Picture Graphs

Includes 30 reproducible graphs and coordinates. Connect the coordinates to “draw” the picture. Ranges from easy to challenging. Uses all 4 quadrants. The last 2 picture graphs are mirror images but you are only given half the directions,the rest is up to your students to figure out.

Includes 30 reproducible graphs and coordinates. Connect the coordinates to “draw” the picture. Ranges from easy to challenging. Uses all 4 quadrants. The last 2 picture graphs are mirror images but you are only given half the directions,the rest is up to your students to figure out. [less]

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30m/100ft Measuring Tape

High-quality, fiberglass tapes in closed reels. Calibrated on 1 side in inches and the other in metric. Useful for outdoor activities. Will not tear, break, rust, or stretch.

High-quality, fiberglass tapes in closed reels. Calibrated on 1 side in inches and the other in metric. Useful for outdoor activities. Will not tear, break, rust, or stretch. [less]

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512 Ants On Sullivan Street, Math Reader, Level 4 (Scholastic Reader Collection Level 4)

Carol A. Losi

48 Pages    (Cartwheel Books)

DDC: 811.54    LCC: PZ8.3.L9115

OCLC: 70134523    ISBN 13: 9780439798549    ISBN 10: 043979854X

The ants are stealing all the goodies in this Level 4 Scholastic Math Reader!Written in the style of the cumulative poem "This Is the House That Jack Built," this story is a delightful look at doubling, as ants steal food from a family picnic.Soon, all the food has gone down the ant hole!

The ants are stealing all the goodies in this Level 4 Scholastic Math Reader!Written in the style of the cumulative poem "This Is the House That Jack Built," this story is a delightful look at doubling, as ants steal food from a family picnic.Soon, all the food has gone down the ant hole! [less]

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Adding It Up:

National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Center for Education, Mathematics Learning Study Committee

2001    480 Pages    (National Academies Press)

DDC: 372.7    LCC: QA135.5

OCLC: 48544780    ISBN 13: 9780309218955    ISBN 10: 0309218950

Adding It Up explores how students in pre-K through 8th grade learn mathematics and recommends how teaching, curricula, and teacher education should change to improve mathematics learning during these critical years. The committee identifies five interdependent components of mathematical proficiency and describes how students develop this proficiency. With examples and illustrations, the book presents a portrait of mathematics learning: Research findings on what children know about numbers by [...]

Adding It Up explores how students in pre-K through 8th grade learn mathematics and recommends how teaching, curricula, and teacher education should change to improve mathematics learning during these critical years. The committee identifies five interdependent components of mathematical proficiency and describes how students develop this proficiency. With examples and illustrations, the book presents a portrait of mathematics learning: Research findings on what children know about numbers by the time they arrive in pre-K and the implications for mathematics instruction. Details on the processes by which students acquire mathematical proficiency with whole numbers, rational numbers, and integers, as well as beginning algebra, geometry, measurement, and probability and statistics. The committee discusses what is known from research about teaching for mathematics proficiency, focusing on the interactions between teachers and students around educational materials and how teachers develop proficiency in teaching mathematics. [less]

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Adding It Up: Helping Children Learn Mathematics

Mathematics Learning Study Committee, National Research Council, Mathematics Learning Study Committee

480 Pages    (National Academies Press)

DDC: 372.7    LCC: QA135.5.A32

OCLC: 45648484    LCCN: 2001001734    ISBN 13: 9780309069953    ISBN 10: 0309069955

"Adding it Up" explores how students in pre-K through 8th grade learn mathematics and recommends how teaching, curricula, and teacher education should change to improve mathematics learning during these critical years. The committee identifies five interdependent components of mathematical proficiency and describes how students develop this proficiency. With examples and illustrations, the book presents a portrait of mathematics learning: research findings on what children know about [...]

"Adding it Up" explores how students in pre-K through 8th grade learn mathematics and recommends how teaching, curricula, and teacher education should change to improve mathematics learning during these critical years. The committee identifies five interdependent components of mathematical proficiency and describes how students develop this proficiency. With examples and illustrations, the book presents a portrait of mathematics learning: research findings on what children know about numbers by the time they arrive in pre-K and the implications for mathematics instruction; and details on the processes by which students acquire mathematical proficiency with whole numbers, rational numbers, and integers, as well as beginning algebra, geometry, measurement, and probability and statistics. The committee discusses what is known from research about teaching for mathematics proficiency, focusing on the interactions between teachers and students around educational materials and how teachers develop proficiency in teaching mathematics. [less]

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Administrator's Guide

Amy J. Mirra

2003    47 Pages    (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)

DDC: 372.7    LCC: QA11.2

OCLC: 53873748    LCCN: 2004297136    ISBN 13: 9780873535526    ISBN 10: 0873535529

"The importance of mathematical literacy for all students, both in everyday life and in the workplace, has never been greater. Realizing the vision of high-quality mathematics education for all students, as described in the NCTM publication Principles and "

"The importance of mathematical literacy for all students, both in everyday life and in the workplace, has never been greater. Realizing the vision of high-quality mathematics education for all students, as described in the NCTM publication Principles and " [less]

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Advanced Geometric Shapes

A set of 30 soft, quiet, durable, and nontoxic EVA foam shapes. Different colors are used to group shapes. Key parameters such as edge length and angles are labeled on 1 side of each piece, with the name of the shape and its area printed on the other side. Allows shapes to be used like flash cards to help students learn names of shapes and calculate the area of shapes. Set includes instructions and student worksheets. Shapes measure approximately 4”.

A set of 30 soft, quiet, durable, and nontoxic EVA foam shapes. Different colors are used to group shapes. Key parameters such as edge length and angles are labeled on 1 side of each piece, with the name of the shape and its area printed on the other side. Allows shapes to be used like flash cards to help students learn names of shapes and calculate the area of shapes. Set includes instructions and student worksheets. Shapes measure approximately 4”. [less]

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Agents of Change

Lucy West, Antonia Cameron

2013    232 Pages    (Heinemann)

DDC: 371.102    LCC: LB1731.4

OCLC: 857234043    LCCN: 2013016080    ISBN 13: 9780325013831    ISBN 10: 0325013837

"If education is to be the learning profession, then we must walk the walk of learners. The bottom line is not perfection, constant success, and high test scores. The bottom line is creating a culture in which learning, innovation, and collaboration are the norms-a learning culture. When adults in schools create such environments, children will thrive." -Lucy West and Antonia Cameron How can teacher leaders cultivate an adult learning environment that will upgrade teaching capacity system-wide, [...]

"If education is to be the learning profession, then we must walk the walk of learners. The bottom line is not perfection, constant success, and high test scores. The bottom line is creating a culture in which learning, innovation, and collaboration are the norms-a learning culture. When adults in schools create such environments, children will thrive." -Lucy West and Antonia Cameron How can teacher leaders cultivate an adult learning environment that will upgrade teaching capacity system-wide, and ultimately improve student learning in every classroom? Lucy West and Toni Cameron turn decades of experience designing and implementing coaching initiatives into a practical resource for transforming school culture and inspiring true learning at every level. Agents of Change provides coaches, administrators, and teacher leaders with specific techniques, tools, and strategies for working with individual classroom teachers to plan and co-teach lessons, reflect on them afterwards, and find evidence of student learning. Lucy and Toni argue that when we infuse rich learning conversations into the professional discourse via coaching, study lessons, and regular meeting times for professionals to work collaboratively, we're able to examine what it takes on a day to day basis to reach every student in our classrooms. The transformative potential of content coaching to improve both teacher and student learning on a school-wide level has never been more clear. Purchase includes free access to an online video case study. Read a sample chapter! [less]

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A-Ha! Brainteaser Kit

Students build problem-solving and critical-thinking skills as they play through 8 brainteasers centers, using hints to help scaffold learning as needed. The “Aha! Moment” that comes from solving a brainteaser encourages students to exercise logic in new ways and builds confidence to take on more difficult challenges. Centers include Straight Arrow, The Missing “T”, Four T’s, 4-Piece Pyramid, Starburst, The Fifth Chair, Double Square, and Pack It In. Suggested for grades 2-8.

Students build problem-solving and critical-thinking skills as they play through 8 brainteasers centers, using hints to help scaffold learning as needed. The “Aha! Moment” that comes from solving a brainteaser encourages students to exercise logic in new ways and builds confidence to take on more difficult challenges. Centers include Straight Arrow, The Missing “T”, Four T’s, 4-Piece Pyramid, Starburst, The Fifth Chair, Double Square, and Pack It In. Suggested for grades 2-8. [less]

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Algebra Tiles

Contains thirty, 32-piece student sets. Each student set contains shapes that are easy to handle and quiet on desktops (32-piece two-color foam set of Algebra Tiles).

Contains thirty, 32-piece student sets. Each student set contains shapes that are easy to handle and quiet on desktops (32-piece two-color foam set of Algebra Tiles). [less]

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All Hands on Deck Manipulative Kit

Book includes games to reinforce operations, place value,decimals, positive and negative integers, and graphing. Activities use ordinary playing cards, dice, and counters. Kit includes 1 deck of 52 giant playing cards, 10 decks of traditional playing cards, and 48 dot dice.

Book includes games to reinforce operations, place value,decimals, positive and negative integers, and graphing. Activities use ordinary playing cards, dice, and counters. Kit includes 1 deck of 52 giant playing cards, 10 decks of traditional playing cards, and 48 dot dice. [less]

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Amanda Bean's Amazing Dream (Marilyn Burns Brainy Day Books)

Cindy Neuschwander

1998    40 Pages    (Scholastic Press)

DDC: 810.809282    LCC: PZ7.N4453

OCLC: 36379816    LCCN: 97007056    ISBN 13: 9780590300124    ISBN 10: 0590300121

Lexile:
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Amanda Bean loves to count everything, from the books in the library to the popcorn in her bowl. If only she could count faster! Her teacher tries to persuade her of the virtues of multiplication, but Amanda remains unconvinced--until she has an amazing dream. Full color.

Amanda Bean loves to count everything, from the books in the library to the popcorn in her bowl. If only she could count faster! Her teacher tries to persuade her of the virtues of multiplication, but Amanda remains unconvinced--until she has an amazing dream. Full color. [less]

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Amazing Mathematical Amusement Arcade, The

Brian Bolt

1984    138 Pages    (Cambridge University Press)

DDC: 793.74    LCC: QA95

OCLC: 10456800    LCCN: 84003219    ISBN 13: 9780521269803    ISBN 10: 0521269806

This collection of puzzles, games and activities is designed to stimulate and challenge people of all ages who enjoy puzzles with a mathematical flavour. Many of the puzzles have a long history, while others are original. The subjects vary from matchsticks to magic squares, train shunting to river crossing, and chess to calculators. The second part of the book contains a commentary giving hints and solutions.

This collection of puzzles, games and activities is designed to stimulate and challenge people of all ages who enjoy puzzles with a mathematical flavour. Many of the puzzles have a long history, while others are original. The subjects vary from matchsticks to magic squares, train shunting to river crossing, and chess to calculators. The second part of the book contains a commentary giving hints and solutions. [less]

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Anno's Mysterious Multiplying Jar

Masaichiro Anno, Mitsumasa Anno

1999    44 Pages    (Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers)

DDC: 512.7    LCC: QA246.5

OCLC: 41155520    ISBN 13: 9780698117532    ISBN 10: 0698117530

Lexile:
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"Superbly demonstrating the conception of factorials in mathematics, the text and pictures combine to present a lesson in a palatable form as well as the pleasure of looking at pictures that only Mitsumasa Anno could invent." — Publishers Weekly "The book moves logically and elegantly from the concrete to the abstract. Once made clear, the concept is unforgettable, but the book entices the reader to return for further appreciation of the artistry with which it was designed.& [...]

"Superbly demonstrating the conception of factorials in mathematics, the text and pictures combine to present a lesson in a palatable form as well as the pleasure of looking at pictures that only Mitsumasa Anno could invent." — Publishers Weekly "The book moves logically and elegantly from the concrete to the abstract. Once made clear, the concept is unforgettable, but the book entices the reader to return for further appreciation of the artistry with which it was designed." — The Horn Book "If you want a book that does a good selling job on the factorial concept, this one works." — School Library Journal [less]

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Annual Perspectives in Mathematics Education 2014: Using Research to Improve Instruction

Karen Karp, Amy Roth McDuffie

2014    260 Pages    (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)

DDC: 510.71    LCC: QA1

OCLC: 868378806    ISBN 13: 9780873537612    ISBN 10: 0873537610

Improving Mathematics Instruction for All Students through Research-Based ApproachesResearch has long been recognized as a key component to building effective mathematics education for all grades. This 2014 issue of Annual Perspectives in Mathematics Education (APME) focuses on the core of NCTM's mission since its inception: supporting teachers to improve instruction through research-based approaches. The 24 chapters, written by leading mathematics educators and researchers, are grouped [...]

Improving Mathematics Instruction for All Students through Research-Based ApproachesResearch has long been recognized as a key component to building effective mathematics education for all grades. This 2014 issue of Annual Perspectives in Mathematics Education (APME) focuses on the core of NCTM's mission since its inception: supporting teachers to improve instruction through research-based approaches. The 24 chapters, written by leading mathematics educators and researchers, are grouped into five topic areas: Change; Problem Solving; Reasoning, Explaining, and Discourse; Seeing Structure and Generalizing; and Assessment for Teaching and Learning. These five sections feature a wide range of subjects and approaches that include how to create a classroom culture that encourages students to be persistent; strategies for building on students explanations in ways that invite them into discussions; methods for improving proficiency with the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practices; ways to develop student mathematicians through formative assessment cycles; a framework for turning mathematical errors into springboards for learning. The results of the research presented here are exciting and provocative, and this inaugural issue of APME is sure to make an important contribution to supporting the teaching and learning of mathematics at all levels. Chapters include descriptions of the research projects, classroom examples, research observations, lesson plan development, and proven strategies that teachers can apply to the classroom. ABOUT Annual Perspectives in Mathematics Education (APME) NCTM s new flagship series is designed to provide a range of perspectives focused each year on a timely topic in mathematics education. APME will take on important subjects and issues, offering a wide range of authors (including classroom teachers, university researchers, and occasionally educators outside of mathematics education), targeting a diverse audience that reflects NCTM's membership, and featuring chapters that span the pre-K 16 spectrum. [less]

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Arithme-Tickle: An Even Number of Odd Riddle-Rhymes

J. Patrick Lewis

2007    32 Pages    (HMH Books for Young Readers)

DDC: 513    LCC: QA115

OCLC: 80361317    ISBN 13: 9780152058487    ISBN 10: 0152058486

Lexile:
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These eighteen zany rhyming riddles involve addition, subtraction, and simple multiplication to calculate everything from poodle weights to travel time. And for anyone who's stumped, the answers are included in mirror-writing below each riddle.

These eighteen zany rhyming riddles involve addition, subtraction, and simple multiplication to calculate everything from poodle weights to travel time. And for anyone who's stumped, the answers are included in mirror-writing below each riddle. [less]

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Balanced Introduction to Computer Science (3rd Edition), A

David Reed

2010    432 Pages    (Prentice Hall)

DDC: 004    LCC: QA76

OCLC: 657223762    LCCN: 2010032394    ISBN 13: 9780132166751    ISBN 10: 0132166755

A Balanced Introduction to Computer Science, 3/e is ideal for Introduction to Computing and the Web courses in departments of Math and Computer Science. This thoughtfully written text uses the Internet as a central theme, studying its history, technology, and current use. Experimental problems use Web-based tools, enabling students to learn programming fundamentals by developing their own interactive Web pages with HTML and JavaScript. Integrating breadth-based and depth-based chapters, Reed [...]

A Balanced Introduction to Computer Science, 3/e is ideal for Introduction to Computing and the Web courses in departments of Math and Computer Science. This thoughtfully written text uses the Internet as a central theme, studying its history, technology, and current use. Experimental problems use Web-based tools, enabling students to learn programming fundamentals by developing their own interactive Web pages with HTML and JavaScript. Integrating breadth-based and depth-based chapters, Reed covers a broad range of topics balanced with programming depth in a hands-on, tutorial style. [less]

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Base 10 Classroom Set

Enough materials for 20-25 students or groups. Includes 600 unit cubes, 200 rods, 20 flats, 3 decimeter cubes, place value charts, 96-page book. Two additional sets without place value charts and the book available as well.

Enough materials for 20-25 students or groups. Includes 600 unit cubes, 200 rods, 20 flats, 3 decimeter cubes, place value charts, 96-page book. Two additional sets without place value charts and the book available as well. [less]

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Basher Science: Algebra and Geometry

Dan Green, Simon Basher

2011    128 Pages    (Kingfisher)

DDC: 512    LCC: QA155.15

OCLC: 679929486    ISBN 13: 9780753465974    ISBN 10: 0753465973

Lexile:
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The best-selling author of Math and Punctuation now turns his attention to the fun and funky characters in Geometry and Algebra. Meet Polygon and Plane, Reflection and Rotation, Odd Number and his buddy Even Number and the three amigos Sine, Cosine and Tangent. Discover the secrets of their world and how they like to throw their numbers about. Bringing his charming manga-style artwork and tongue-and-cheek approach to explaining the basics, Basher brings a whole new spin to the world of higher [...]

The best-selling author of Math and Punctuation now turns his attention to the fun and funky characters in Geometry and Algebra. Meet Polygon and Plane, Reflection and Rotation, Odd Number and his buddy Even Number and the three amigos Sine, Cosine and Tangent. Discover the secrets of their world and how they like to throw their numbers about. Bringing his charming manga-style artwork and tongue-and-cheek approach to explaining the basics, Basher brings a whole new spin to the world of higher math. [less]

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Basic Geometric Construction Kit

An economical kit with everything students need to measure, draw, design, and more. All components feature accurate standard and metric measurements. Includes 30 measuring tapes (60”), 30 professional protractors (6”), 30 transparent student rulers (12”), 1 overhead ruler, and 30 safe-drawing compasses.

An economical kit with everything students need to measure, draw, design, and more. All components feature accurate standard and metric measurements. Includes 30 measuring tapes (60”), 30 professional protractors (6”), 30 transparent student rulers (12”), 1 overhead ruler, and 30 safe-drawing compasses. [less]

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Bats Around the Clock

Kathi Appelt

2000    32 Pages    (HarperCollins)

LCC: PZ8.3.A554 Baf

OCLC: 41256143    LCCN: 99015502    ISBN 13: 9780688164690    ISBN 10: 0688164692

It's fun to tell time as you dance around the clock!Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to boogie! It's American Batstand - a twelve-hour rock and roll extravaganza with Click Dark as your host. Decked in go-go boots and bobby sox, the buoyant bats bebop their way around the clock. And there's a special guest appearance at the end!With their swinging text and groovy illustrations, the creators of Bat Jamboree and Bats on Parade don't miss a beat when it comes to the [...]

It's fun to tell time as you dance around the clock!Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to boogie! It's American Batstand - a twelve-hour rock and roll extravaganza with Click Dark as your host. Decked in go-go boots and bobby sox, the buoyant bats bebop their way around the clock. And there's a special guest appearance at the end!With their swinging text and groovy illustrations, the creators of Bat Jamboree and Bats on Parade don't miss a beat when it comes to the basics. Telling time has never been so much fun! [less]

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Bean Thirteen

Matthew McElligott

2007    32 Pages    (Putnam Juvenile)

LCC: PZ7.M478448 Bea

OCLC: 71788835    LCCN: 2006026295    ISBN 13: 9780399245350    ISBN 10: 0399245359

Lexile:
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Ralph warns Flora not to pick that thirteenth bean. Everyone knows it’s unlucky! Now that they’re stuck with it, how can they make it disappear? If they each eat half the beans, there’s still one left over. And if they invite a friend over, they each eat four beans, but there’s still one left over! And four friends could each eat three beans, but there’s still one left over! HOW WILL THEY ESCAPE THE CURSE OF BEAN THIRTEEN?! A funny story about beans, that may [...]

Ralph warns Flora not to pick that thirteenth bean. Everyone knows it’s unlucky! Now that they’re stuck with it, how can they make it disappear? If they each eat half the beans, there’s still one left over. And if they invite a friend over, they each eat four beans, but there’s still one left over! And four friends could each eat three beans, but there’s still one left over! HOW WILL THEY ESCAPE THE CURSE OF BEAN THIRTEEN?! A funny story about beans, that may secretly be about . . . math! Sometimes you can divide, but you just can’t conquer (the bean thirteen, that is). [less]

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Bears and Baseball

Micah Stohlmann, Jeanette Stohlmann (Illustrator)

2011    38 Pages    (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform)

ISBN 13: 9781463617295    ISBN 10: 1463617291

Like bears? Like baseball? Like the Minnesota Twins? If you answered yes to one of these questions you will love Bears and Baseball. Can two panda bears, Red and Pandy, help the Minnesota Twins win the World Series? Red and Pandy came to Minnesota from China for their love of baseball. They relied on each other for support in their new country. Find out how Red and Pandy go from selling merchandise for the Minnesota Twins to helping manager Ron Gardenhire make important game decisions. How did [...]

Like bears? Like baseball? Like the Minnesota Twins? If you answered yes to one of these questions you will love Bears and Baseball. Can two panda bears, Red and Pandy, help the Minnesota Twins win the World Series? Red and Pandy came to Minnesota from China for their love of baseball. They relied on each other for support in their new country. Find out how Red and Pandy go from selling merchandise for the Minnesota Twins to helping manager Ron Gardenhire make important game decisions. How did Red and Pandy use statistics to help the Twins? With Red and Pandy's help will the Minnesota Twins win the World Series? [less]

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Bears and Baseball: Battling the Injury Bug

Micah Stohlmann, Jeanette Stohlmann (Illustrator)

2012    36 Pages    (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform)

ISBN 13: 9781470078607    ISBN 10: 1470078600

Red and Pandy are back! Follow along as Red and Pandy investigate baseball injuries, the disabled list, and the Twins' Hall of Famers. What recommendations will Red and Pandy give the Minnesota Twins to get back to the playoffs.

Red and Pandy are back! Follow along as Red and Pandy investigate baseball injuries, the disabled list, and the Twins' Hall of Famers. What recommendations will Red and Pandy give the Minnesota Twins to get back to the playoffs. [less]

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Becoming a Reflective Mathematics Teacher.: A Guide for Observations and Self-Assessment (Studies in Mathematical Thinking and Learning Series)

Alice F. Artzt, Eleanor Armour-Thomas, Frances R. Curcio, Theresa J. Gurl

2015    266 Pages    (Routledge)

DDC: 510.71    LCC: QA11.A784

OCLC: 951644798    LCCN: 2014048715    ISBN 13: 9781138022669    ISBN 10: 1138022667

Ideal for preservice mathematics teachers who are taking methods courses or are student teaching, this research-based, activity-oriented guide offers a highly effective framework for teacher reflection and self-assessment. Highlighting inquiry-based, learner-centered teaching and grounded in a cognitive perspective, Becoming a Reflective Teacher of Mathematics, Third Edition features: Detailed observation instruments for observing other teachers Reflective activities that provide a structure for [...]

Ideal for preservice mathematics teachers who are taking methods courses or are student teaching, this research-based, activity-oriented guide offers a highly effective framework for teacher reflection and self-assessment. Highlighting inquiry-based, learner-centered teaching and grounded in a cognitive perspective, Becoming a Reflective Teacher of Mathematics, Third Edition features: Detailed observation instruments for observing other teachers Reflective activities that provide a structure for beginning teachers to think about their teaching Guidelines and instruments for supervisors to use when observing, conferencing with, and assessing beginning or student teachers The Third Edition of Becoming a Reflective Teacher of Mathematics is aligned with the latest standards for teaching mathematics including the Common Core State Standards-Mathematics, and the latest assessments for mathematics teacher certification which place a high priority on reflective practice. Thoroughly revised and updated throughout, the Third Edition continues to provide preservice and in-service mathematics teachers with practical ideas for developing and honing reflective and self-analytical skills needed to advance and improve instruction. [less]

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Best Of Times, The

Gregory Tang, Greg Tang

2002    32 Pages    (Scholastic Press)

DDC: 513.213    LCC: QA115

OCLC: 49375690    LCCN: 2002023043    ISBN 13: 9780439210447    ISBN 10: 97804392104

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NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Greg Tang takes on the times tables, teaching kids innovative ways to multiply numbers and derive answers WITHOUT memorization.Four is very fast to do when you multiply by 2.Here's a little good advice --please just always double twice!BEST OF TIMES gives kids an intuitive understanding of multiplication, encouraging them to arrive at answers on their own rather than memorizing the times tables. A child who can multiply by two, for instance, can multiply by [...]

NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Greg Tang takes on the times tables, teaching kids innovative ways to multiply numbers and derive answers WITHOUT memorization.Four is very fast to do when you multiply by 2.Here's a little good advice --please just always double twice!BEST OF TIMES gives kids an intuitive understanding of multiplication, encouraging them to arrive at answers on their own rather than memorizing the times tables. A child who can multiply by two, for instance, can multiply by four and even eight! Likewise, times six builds on times two and times three.With his common-sense approach, Greg Tang encourages kids to solve problems creatively, building both their skills and their confidence. [less]

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Beyond Good Teaching: Advancing Mathematics Education for ELLs

Nora Ramirez, Sylvia Celedon-Pattichis

2012    236 Pages    (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)

DDC: 510.71273    LCC: QA11.2

OCLC: 775775703    LCCN: 2011053460    ISBN 13: 9780873536882    ISBN 10: 0873536886

Many languages, many cultures, one goal high-quality mathematics education...English language learners share a basic need to engage, and be engaged, in meaningful mathematics. Through guiding principles and instructional tools, together with classroom vignettes and video clips, this book shows how to go beyond good teaching to support ELLs in learning challenging mathematics while developing language skill.Position your students to share the valuable knowledge that they bring to the classroom as [...]

Many languages, many cultures, one goal high-quality mathematics education...English language learners share a basic need to engage, and be engaged, in meaningful mathematics. Through guiding principles and instructional tools, together with classroom vignettes and video clips, this book shows how to go beyond good teaching to support ELLs in learning challenging mathematics while developing language skill.Position your students to share the valuable knowledge that they bring to the classroom as they actively build and communicate their understanding.The design of this book is interactive and requires the reader to move back and forth between the chapters and online resources at nctm.org. Occasionally, the reader is asked to stop and reflect before reading further in a chapter. At other times, the reader is asked to view video clips of teaching practices for ELLs or to refer to graphic organizers, observation and analysis protocols, links to resources, and other supplementary materials. The authors encourage the reader to use this resource in professional development. [less]

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Blank Transparent Spinners

These 4 1/2” square washable plastic boards have plastic spinners. Set of 35 spinners.

These 4 1/2” square washable plastic boards have plastic spinners. Set of 35 spinners. [less]

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Bosse Tiles X, Y, and Z Class Set

A visual aid to help reinforce and clarify algebraic principles by combining the power of Algebra Tiles and Algebra Lab Gear. Bosse Tiles are manipulatives that represent the different elements of an algebraic equation. Using these manipulatives allow students to make a hands-on connection to algebraic concepts. Tiles can represent the product of linear polynomials up to 3 variables or the factoring of quadratic polynomials with as many as 6 terms. Tiles are translucent, allowing for use on an [...]

A visual aid to help reinforce and clarify algebraic principles by combining the power of Algebra Tiles and Algebra Lab Gear. Bosse Tiles are manipulatives that represent the different elements of an algebraic equation. Using these manipulatives allow students to make a hands-on connection to algebraic concepts. Tiles can represent the product of linear polynomials up to 3 variables or the factoring of quadratic polynomials with as many as 6 terms. Tiles are translucent, allowing for use on an overhead. The Bosse Tiles books provide teachers and students with a variety of practice problems and information about using the Bosse Tiles to find and double-check answers. Includes 4 sets of the x, y, and z Bosse Tiles; Algebraic Bosse Tiles Activity Book II for Algebra I and Algebra II; and teacher’s guide. [less]

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Building Perspectives of Teacher Noticing

Edna Schack (Editor), Molly Fisher (Editor), Jennifer Wilhelm (Editor)

2017    (Springer)

DDC: 510.71    LCC: QA11.2

OCLC: 957508651    LCCN: 2017932118    ISBN 13: 9783319467528    ISBN 10: 3319467522

This book reflects on the continuing development of teacher noticing through an exploration of the latest research. The authors and editors seek to clarify the construct of teacher noticing and its related branches and respond to challenges brought forth in earlier research. The authors also investigate teacher noticing in multiple contexts and frameworks, including mathematics, science, international venues, and various age groups.

This book reflects on the continuing development of teacher noticing through an exploration of the latest research. The authors and editors seek to clarify the construct of teacher noticing and its related branches and respond to challenges brought forth in earlier research. The authors also investigate teacher noticing in multiple contexts and frameworks, including mathematics, science, international venues, and various age groups. [less]

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But Why Does It Work?: Mathematical Argument in the Elementary Classroom

Susan Jo Russell, Deborah Schifter, Virginia Bastable, Traci Higgins, Reva Kasman

2017    176 Pages    (Heinemann)

DDC: 372.7    LCC: QA8.7

OCLC: 962025794    LCCN: 2016050433    ISBN 13: 9780325081144    ISBN 10: 032508114X

If you ask students, "Why does that work?" do they know what you're asking and do you know what to listen for in their responses? Do you have images of what mathematical argument looks like in the elementary grades and how to help students learn to engage in this important practice? Do you have so much content to cover that finding time for this kind of work is difficult? But Why Does It Work? offers a simple, efficient teaching model focused on mathematical argument for developing the ability [...]

If you ask students, "Why does that work?" do they know what you're asking and do you know what to listen for in their responses? Do you have images of what mathematical argument looks like in the elementary grades and how to help students learn to engage in this important practice? Do you have so much content to cover that finding time for this kind of work is difficult? But Why Does It Work? offers a simple, efficient teaching model focused on mathematical argument for developing the ability of students to justify their thinking and engage with the reasoning of others. Designed for individuals as well as study groups, this book includes access to classroom-ready instructional sequences, each built on a model supporting students in: noticing relationships across sets of problems, equations, or expressions articulating a claim about what they notice investigating their claim through representations such as manipulatives, diagrams, or story contexts using their representations to demonstrate why a claim must be true or not extending their thinking from one operation to another. Establishing a classroom culture where students gain confidence in their own mathematical voice and learn to value the contributions of their peers is a critical part of this work. The authors tell us, "If the idea underlying a student's reasoning is not made explicit, the opportunity for all students to engage in such thinking is lost." As students become a true community of mathematicians, they heighten each other's understanding by investigating questions, conjectures, and examples together. Enhanced with extensive video showing the instructional sequences in action-along with guiding focus questions and math investigations-But Why Does It Work? is a flexible approach that will help students confidently articulate and defend their reasoning, and share their deep thinking with others. [less]

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Can You Count to a Googol? (Wells of Knowledge Science)

Robert E. Wells

2000    32 Pages    (Albert Whitman & Company)

DDC: 513.55    LCC: QA141.35

OCLC: 40397986    LCCN: 98049759    ISBN 13: 9780807510612    ISBN 10: 0807510610

You may be able to count all the way to one hundred, but have you ever counted to a googol? It's impossible! In this fun book of numbers, Robert E. Wells explores the wonderful world of zeros and tells how the googol came to be named.

You may be able to count all the way to one hundred, but have you ever counted to a googol? It's impossible! In this fun book of numbers, Robert E. Wells explores the wonderful world of zeros and tells how the googol came to be named. [less]

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