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Curious Learners in Primary Maths Science Computing and DT

Curious Learners in Primary Maths  Science  Computing and DT Author Alan Cross
ISBN-10 9781473968172
Release 2016-09-19
Pages 216
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Whether it is in the National Curriculum or the Teachers' Standards, promotion of children's curiosity is highlighted as a key part of effective teaching. Curiosity has the potential to enhance learning in all curriculum subjects but it has a special connection with scientific thinking. A curious approach can open up learning in science, computing, design technology and mathematics. This text explores how teachers can harness the power of curiosity in their classroom. Full of practical teaching ideas for engaging learners and making lessons more exciting, it highlights the ways in which STEM subjects can be taught together. Coverage includes: the place of curiosity in subject teaching how curiosity contributes to a learner's overall capability examples of curiosity in primary STEM classes case studies which exemplify curiosity.

Reasons to Reason in Primary Maths and Science

Reasons to Reason in Primary Maths and Science Author Alison Borthwick
ISBN-10 9781526451101
Release 2018-06-30
Pages 216
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How can teachers help children to develop reasoning skills? What is reasoning and how do we teach it? Much is being said in schools and education about the importance of reasoning skills. This book explores what reasoning is and what it is not. It includes examples of how reasoning in primary mathematics and science classes can develop. It shows how a connection between the 'skills' of mathematics and science can help children to gain a better understanding of reasoning. What is a conjecture? What makes you think? What makes you think about your thinking? What does reasoning look like? With links to classroom practice and examples of effective teaching throughout, this book not only provides an exploration of what reasoning is and why it's important - it also show you how to develop children's reasoning skills in your classroom.

Active Assessment for Science

Active Assessment for Science Author Stuart Naylor
ISBN-10 9781136803758
Release 2013-08-21
Pages 144
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Using a highly creative approach, this book explains in detail how assessment, thinking and learning can be integrated in science lessons.

Teaching Mathematics for Social Justice

Teaching Mathematics for Social Justice Author Anita A. Wager
ISBN-10 0873536797
Release 2012
Pages 213
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"This collection of original articles is the start of a compelling conversation among some of the leading figures in critical and social justice mathematics, a number of teachers and educators who have been inspired by them-and who have inspiring stories of their own to tell - and any reader interested in the intersection of education and social justice. An important read for every educator, this book shows how to teach mathematics so that all students are given the tools they need to confront issues of social justice today and in the years ahead"--page [4] of cover.

Teaching Primary Maths and Science

Teaching Primary Maths and Science Author
ISBN-10 0335261884
Release 2016
Pages 224
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Teaching Primary Maths and Science has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Teaching Primary Maths and Science also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Teaching Primary Maths and Science book for free.

Smart Pickings

Smart Pickings Author Lynne Bianchi
ISBN-10 0993248675
Release 2016-11
Pages 16
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Smart Pickings has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Smart Pickings also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Smart Pickings book for free.

Creative Ways To Teach Primary Science

Creative Ways To Teach Primary Science Author Cross, Alan
ISBN-10 9780335247660
Release 2014-09-01
Pages 186
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This book is intended to encourage creativity and experimentation in teaching primary science, which are regularly recognised as features of outstanding teaching.

English Concept Cartoons

English Concept Cartoons Author Jane Turner
ISBN-10 0956264662
Release 2014-03
Pages 136
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Classroom materials and guidance for teachers of English in primary and secondary schools.

Mathematics for Computer Science

Mathematics for Computer Science Author Eric Lehman
ISBN-10 9888407066
Release 2017-03-08
Pages 979
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This book covers elementary discrete mathematics for computer science and engineering. It emphasizes mathematical definitions and proofs as well as applicable methods. Topics include formal logic notation, proof methods; induction, well-ordering; sets, relations; elementary graph theory; integer congruences; asymptotic notation and growth of functions; permutations and combinations, counting principles; discrete probability. Further selected topics may also be covered, such as recursive definition and structural induction; state machines and invariants; recurrences; generating functions.


Biomimicry Author Janine M. Benyus
ISBN-10 9780061958922
Release 2009-08-11
Pages 320
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This profound and accessible book details how science is studying nature’s best ideas to solve our toughest 21st-century problems. If chaos theory transformed our view of the universe, biomimicry is transforming our life on Earth. Biomimicry is innovation inspired by nature – taking advantage of evolution’s 3.8 billion years of R&D since the first bacteria. Biomimics study nature’s best ideas: photosynthesis, brain power, and shells – and adapt them for human use. They are revolutionising how we invent, compute, heal ourselves, harness energy, repair the environment, and feed the world. Science writer and lecturer Janine Benyus names and explains this phenomenon. She takes us into the lab and out in the field with cutting-edge researchers as they stir vats of proteins to unleash their computing power; analyse how electrons zipping around a leaf cell convert sunlight into fuel in trillionths of a second; discover miracle drugs by watching what chimps eat when they’re sick; study the hardy prairie as a model for low-maintenance agriculture; and more.

Evaluating and Improving Undergraduate Teaching in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics

Evaluating and Improving Undergraduate Teaching in Science  Technology  Engineering  and Mathematics Author Committee on Recognizing, Evaluating, Rewarding, and Developing Excellence in Teaching of Undergraduate Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology
ISBN-10 9780309072779
Release 2002-12-19
Pages 232
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Economic, academic, and social forces are causing undergraduate schools to start a fresh examination of teaching effectiveness. Administrators face the complex task of developing equitable, predictable ways to evaluate, encourage, and reward good teaching in science, math, engineering, and technology. Evaluating, and Improving Undergraduate Teaching in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics offers a vision for systematic evaluation of teaching practices and academic programs, with recommendations to the various stakeholders in higher education about how to achieve change. What is good undergraduate teaching? This book discusses how to evaluate undergraduate teaching of science, mathematics, engineering, and technology and what characterizes effective teaching in these fields. Why has it been difficult for colleges and universities to address the question of teaching effectiveness? The committee explores the implications of differences between the research and teaching cultures-and how practices in rewarding researchers could be transferred to the teaching enterprise. How should administrators approach the evaluation of individual faculty members? And how should evaluation results be used? The committee discusses methodologies, offers practical guidelines, and points out pitfalls. Evaluating, and Improving Undergraduate Teaching in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics provides a blueprint for institutions ready to build effective evaluation programs for teaching in science fields.

Learning Science Through Computer Games and Simulations

Learning Science Through Computer Games and Simulations Author Committee on Science Learning: Computer Games, Simulations, and Education
ISBN-10 9780309185233
Release 2011-04-12
Pages 174
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At a time when scientific and technological competence is vital to the nation's future, the weak performance of U.S. students in science reflects the uneven quality of current science education. Although young children come to school with innate curiosity and intuitive ideas about the world around them, science classes rarely tap this potential. Many experts have called for a new approach to science education, based on recent and ongoing research on teaching and learning. In this approach, simulations and games could play a significant role by addressing many goals and mechanisms for learning science: the motivation to learn science, conceptual understanding, science process skills, understanding of the nature of science, scientific discourse and argumentation, and identification with science and science learning. To explore this potential, Learning Science: Computer Games, Simulations, and Education, reviews the available research on learning science through interaction with digital simulations and games. It considers the potential of digital games and simulations to contribute to learning science in schools, in informal out-of-school settings, and everyday life. The book also identifies the areas in which more research and research-based development is needed to fully capitalize on this potential. Learning Science will guide academic researchers; developers, publishers, and entrepreneurs from the digital simulation and gaming community; and education practitioners and policy makers toward the formation of research and development partnerships that will facilitate rich intellectual collaboration. Industry, government agencies and foundations will play a significant role through start-up and ongoing support to ensure that digital games and simulations will not only excite and entertain, but also motivate and educate.

Start Young

Start Young Author Shannan McNair
ISBN-10 9780873552684
Release 2006
Pages 174
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The book includes a chapter of helpful background on the latest thinking about effective ways to introduce science in early childhood. But the bulk of the book is two dozen articles compiled from Science & Children, NSTA’s award-winning journal for elementary school teachers. Start Young! is the age-appropriate resource to help you start them off right.

Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs

Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs Author Harold Abelson
ISBN-10 0262011530
Release 1996
Pages 657
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Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs has had a dramatic impact on computer science curricula over the past decade. This long-awaited revision contains changes throughout the text. There are new implementations of most of the major programming systems in the book, including the interpreters and compilers, and the authors have incorporated many small changes that reflect their experience teaching the course at MIT since the first edition was published. A new theme has been introduced that emphasizes the central role played by different approaches to dealing with time in computational models: objects with state, concurrent programming, functional programming and lazy evaluation, and nondeterministic programming. There are new example sections on higher-order procedures in graphics and on applications of stream processing in numerical programming, and many new exercises. In addition, all the programs have been reworked to run in any Scheme implementation that adheres to the IEEE standard.

Principles and Big Ideas of Science Education

Principles and Big Ideas of Science Education Author Wynne Harlen
ISBN-10 0863574319
Release 2010
Pages 60
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Principles and Big Ideas of Science Education has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Principles and Big Ideas of Science Education also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Principles and Big Ideas of Science Education book for free.

STEM by Design

STEM by Design Author Anne Jolly
ISBN-10 9781317395782
Release 2016-06-10
Pages 184
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How do you create effective STEM classrooms that energize students, help them grow into creative thinkers and collaborators, and prepare them for their futures? This practical book from expert Anne Jolly has all the answers and tools you need to get started or enhance your current program. Based on the author’s popular MiddleWeb blog of the same name, STEM by Design reveals the secrets to successful lessons in which students use science, math, and technology to solve real-world engineering design problems. You’ll learn how to: Select and adapt quality existing STEM lessons that present authentic problems, allow for creative approaches, and engage students in meaningful teamwork; Create your own student-centered STEM lessons based on the Engineering Design Process; Assess students’ understanding of basic STEM concepts, their problem-solving abilities, and their level of engagement with the material; Teach STEM in after-school programs to further build on concepts covered in class; Empower girls to aspire to careers in STEM and break down the barriers of gender bias; Tap into STEM's project-based learning style to attract and engage all students. Throughout this user-friendly book, you’ll find design tools such as checklists, activities, and assessments to aid you in developing or adapting STEM lessons. These tools, as well as additional teacher resources, are also available as free downloads from the book’s website,

Oxford First Rhyming Dictionary

Oxford First Rhyming Dictionary Author John Foster
ISBN-10 0199109249
Release 2003
Pages 79
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This is an innovative, cutting-edge dictionary full of words that rhyme, rhyming families, rhyming sounds, and poems. It will help children to write their own poetry, rap, slogans, songs, rhyming stories or just to extend their writing vocabulary. It is the only rhyming dictionary aimed at children aged 5 - 8 compiled by a poet and tested with teachers and children * 60 original poems - wacky, cheeky, and funny - all written by the well-known children's poet John Foster * Illustrated with bright, contemporary, and humorous artwork * Alphabet border on each spread * Y1 and Y2 words from NLS, suitable for all KS1 (Scottish Guidelines P1-P3), plus catch-up support for KS2 (P4-P7) * Special attention is given to words that rhyme but are spelled differently eg. mole/goal * Indexes list all the words in the dictionary as well as rhyming sounds as required by schools * Encourages pupils to read and spell phonically decodable two and three syllable word eg. Sure