Challenge Math

Author: Edward Zaccaro
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ISBN: 9780967991559
Format: PDF, ePub
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Challenge Math is being used by teachers to provide additional enrichment and develop student problem solving skills. Children love the fascinating stories that tie math and science together and show real life applications for math. Over 1000 problems at three levels of difficulty to challenge even the brightest students. Second edition answer section includes step by step instructions for solving the problems.Answer key included. (Grades 4-8)

Primary Grade Challenge Math

Author: Edward Zaccaro
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ISBN: 9780967991535
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Offers a higher level of material that goes beyond calculation skills for children in the primary grades.

Making Math Connections

Author: Hope Martin
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412937665
Format: PDF, Mobi
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These high-interest math investigations will help students see math as a vital, meaningful tool in their daily lives both inside and outside of the classroom.

Math Education for Gifted Students

Author: Susan K. Johnsen
Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.
ISBN: 1593631669
Format: PDF
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For the first time, the "Gifted Child Today Reader" series brings together the best articles published in "Gifted Child Today," the nation's most popular gifted education journal. Each book in the series is filled with exciting and practical classroom ideas, useful summaries of research findings, discussions of identification and classroom management, and informed opinions about educating gifted kids. Anyone involved in education will benefit from the practical, research-based ideas this unique series has to offer. Given gifted students' accelerated and intuitive thought processes regarding mathematics, teachers need to design differentiated curricula and use strategies that increase the complexity and pace of instruction. The authors provide some specific strategies for both organizing a gifted program and teaching mathematically gifted students in either the general education classroom or in special settings. "Math Education for Gifted Students" offers information about how to differentiate for mathematically gifted students, as well as tried-and-true instructional strategies to employ, including tiered lessons, distance learning, and activities combining architecture and math.

Scammed by Statistics

Author: Edward Zaccaro
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ISBN: 9780967991573
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We are continually bombarded by charts, graphs, and quotes from various studies with the goal of influencing our opinions, health, or buying habits, yet we seldom know if we are being manipulated, deceived, and lied to by those presenting the data. Scammed by Statistics uses countless real examples to illustrate the good and evil of numbers and in the process, exposes the numerous techniques that are used to distort and misuse numbers. Readers will never again be able to read the news, watch TV, or read a magazine without a degree of healthy skepticism.

Real World Algebra

Author: Edward Zaccaro
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780967991528
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Algebra is often taught in an abstract manner with little or no emphasis on what algebra is or how it can be used to solve real problems. Just as English can be translated into other languages, word problems can be "translated" into the math language of algebra and easily solved. Real World Algebra explains this process in an easy to understand format using cartoons and drawings. This makes self-learning easy for both the student and any teacher who never did quite understand algebra. Solutions included. Includes chapters on the language of algebra, geometry and algebra, proportions and algebra, physics, levers, the Pythagorean Theorem, percents and algebra, simultaneous equations, and algebra and money.--publisher's website.

Teaching Mathematics to Middle School Students with Learning Difficulties

Author: Marjorie Montague
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462537472
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A highly practical resource for special educators and classroom teachers, this book provides specific instructional guidance illustrated with vignettes, examples, and sample lesson plans. Every chapter is grounded in research and addresses the nuts and bolts of teaching math to students who are not adequately prepared for the challenging middle school curriculum. Presented are a range of methods for helping struggling learners build their understanding of foundational concepts, master basic skills, and develop self-directed problem-solving strategies. While focusing on classroom instruction, the book also includes guidelines for developing high-quality middle school mathematics programs and evaluating their effectiveness.

25 Real Life Math Investigations

Author: Edward Zaccaro
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ISBN: 9780967991580
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Investigations on topics such as the dangers of short term loans, interest, and other topics of financial literacy. Explore the math behind current topics such as ethanol and hybrid cars. Learn how math mistakes in the media have had significant consequences. These and other fascinating math investigations show the ability of mathematics to cut through deception and flawed thinking.

The 10 Things All Future Mathematicians and Scientists Must Know but are Rarely Taught

Author: Edward Zaccaro
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ISBN: 9780967991542
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Mathematicians and scientists have been closely tied to many famous disasters. The Challenger explosion, the failure of the Mars Orbiter, and the Kansas City Hyatt Regency walkway collapse all involved thinking errors. This book presents the ten things our future mathematicians and scientists must know to prevent these kinds of tragedies from occurring. Because science and mathematics instruction is often dominated by facts and calculation, children are rarely exposed to these important concepts. Over 50 stories are included that show children the strong connections between mathematics and science and the real world.