Planting the Seeds of Algebra PreK 2

Author: Monica Neagoy
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412996600
Format: PDF, Docs
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The author provides in-depth math “explorations,” strategies, grade-banded lessons, and step-by-step guidance for building a strong foundation in algebra for very young children.

Planting the Seeds of Algebra 3 5

Author: Monica Neagoy
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412996619
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Give your students a foundation of algebra for math success – now and in the future! Students and teachers must become friendly with algebraic foundations, as they have increasingly become the gateway to careers in the STEM fields. Monica Neagoy empowers teachers to embrace algebra and connect it to higher math concepts, tuning you and your students to algebraic thinking, reasoning, and doing. You’ll discover: ?Four explorations to help you weave key algebraic ideas into everyday mathematics Step-by-step lessons from real classrooms that will guide you in teaching concepts and in establishing their relevance and applicability New methods that break down difficult algebraic concepts and build a critical foundation for higher math

Unpacking Fractions

Author: Monica Neagoy
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416621237
Format: PDF, Kindle
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For years, the teaching and learning of fractions has been associated with rote memorization. But this mechanical approach to instruction—which strips students of an ability to reason or make sense of math—has resulted in a failure of understanding. Author Monica Neagoy, drawing on decades of research studies, evidence from teacher practice, and 25 years of experience working around the world with teachers, students, and parents, addresses seven big ideas in the teaching and learning of fractions in grades 2–6. Each idea is supported by a vignette from a real classroom, common misconceptions, a thorough unpacking of productive mathematical thinking, and several multistep and thought-provoking problems for teachers to explore. She offers three fundamental reasons why it’s imperative for us to take a closer look at how we teach fractions: 1. Fractions play a key role in students’ feelings about mathematics. 2. Fractions are fundamental to school math and daily life. 3. Fractions are foundational to success in algebra. While a solid grounding in algebra is necessary for a STEM career, the worthy goal of “algebra for all” will not be possible until “fractions for all” is a reality. Unpacking Fractions provides teachers with concrete strategies for achieving that reality—in short, helping all students gain the knowledge they need to feel at ease with fractions.

Feeding Challenges in Young Children

Author: Deborah Andrea Bruns
Publisher: Brookes Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781598571219
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book with CD-ROM gives practical, research-based guidance on addressing feeding challenges of young children through systematic assessment, collaboration, and strategic interventions.

When Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Author: Kim Davis
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 193554375X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Build your understanding of behavior as communication, and learn to interpret the messages behind the actions. This book provides information and tools to support all children whose primary way to communicate is through challenging behaviors. Enlightening, sometimes humorous stories provide examples of how children use behavior to communicate. Engaging exercises and end-of-chapter questions can be used to improve current practice.

If You Plant a Seed

Author: Kadir Nelson
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
ISBN: 9780062298898
Format: PDF, ePub
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Kadir Nelson, acclaimed author of Baby Bear and winner of the Caldecott Honor and the Coretta Scott King Author and Illustrator Awards, presents a resonant, gently humorous story about the power of even the smallest acts and the rewards of compassion and generosity. With spare text and breathtaking oil paintings, If You Plant a Seed demonstrates not only the process of planting and growing for young children but also how a seed of kindness can bear sweet fruit.

How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin Mr Tiffin s Classroom Series

Author: Margaret McNamara
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
ISBN: 0307556808
Format: PDF
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Here is an adorable picture book for curious kids, which explores skip counting and estimation in a fun pumpkin-themed classroom experiment. This book makes a wonderful read-aloud companion to any math or science curriculum, and it's a fun way to reinforce counting skills at home. "How many seeds are in a pumpkin?" Mr. Tiffin asks his class as they gather around the big, medium, and small pumpkins on his desk. Robert, the biggest kid, guesses that the largest one has a million seeds; Elinor, sounding like she knows what she's talking about, guesses the medium one has 500 seeds; and Anna, who likes even numbers better than odd ones, guesses that the little one has 22. Charlie, the smallest boy in the class, doesn't have a guess. Counting pumpkin seeds is messy business, but once the slimy job is done, to everyone's surprise, the smallest pumpkin has the most seeds! As Charlie happily exclaims, "Small things have a lot going on inside of them." From the Hardcover edition.

Building Academic Vocabulary

Author: Robert J. Marzano
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781418949860
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In Building Academic Vocabulary: Teacher s Manual, Robert J. Marzano and Debra J. Pickering give teachers a practical way to help students master academic vocabulary. Research has shown that when teachers, schools, and districts take a systematic approach to helping students identify and master essential vocabulary and concepts of a given subject area, student comprehension and achievement rises. In the manual, readers will find the following tools: * A method to help teachers, schools, and districts determine which academic vocabulary terms are most essential for their needs * A six-step process for direct instruction in subject area vocabulary * A how-to to help students use the Building Academic Vocabulary: Student Notebook. The six-step method encourages students to learn critical academic vocabulary by connecting these terms to prior knowledge using linguistic and non-linguistic means that further encourage the refinement and deepening of their understanding. * Suggestions for tailoring academic vocabulary procedures for English Language Learners. * Samples and blackline masters for a variety of review activities and games that reinforce and refine student understanding of the academic terms and concepts they learn. The book also includes a list of 7, 923 vocabulary terms culled from the national standards documents and other publications, organized into 11 subject areas and 4 grade-level categories. Building Academic Vocabulary: Teacher s Manual puts into practice the research and ideas outlined in Marzano s previous book Building Background Knowledge for Academic Achievement. Using the teacher s manual and vocabulary notebooks, educators can guide students in using tools and activities that will help them deepen their own understanding of critical academic vocabulary--the building blocks for achievement in each discipline.

Collection of Math Lessons

Author: Marilyn Burns
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
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This is one of a series of three books that presents practical, classroom-tested ideas for teaching mathematics through problem solving.

The Super Source

Author: Cuisenaire Company of America
Publisher: Cuisenaire Company
ISBN: 9781574521740
Format: PDF
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Covers numbers and the concepts they represent.