Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School

Author: Paul Chambers,Robert Timlin

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: 1526415259

Category: Education

Page: 264

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This fully updated third edition looks at the fundamentals of mathematics teaching, how to plan lessons and assess learning, and how to promote an inclusive approach in the classroom. Key new features include: Updated content reflecting: the 2014 National Curriculum in England, the Teachers' Standards and revised requirements for GCSE and A level mathematics Updated 'Evidence from research' features, highlighting developments in the field An expanded section on mathematical misconceptions New coverage on teaching for mastery.
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Aspects of Teaching Secondary Mathematics

Perspectives on Practice

Author: Linda Haggarty

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134500963

Category: Education

Page: 312

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If learners in the classroom are to be excited by mathematics, teachers need to be both well informed about current initiatives and able to see how what is expected of them can be translated into rich and stimulating classroom strategies. The book examines current initiatives that affect teaching mathematics and identifies pointers for action in the classroom. Divided into three major sections, it looks at: the changing mathematics classroom at primary, secondary and tertiary level major components of the secondary curriculum practical pedagogical issues of particular concern to mathematics teachers. Each issue is explores in terms of major underpinnings and research in that area, and practical ideas can be drawn from the text and implemented in the reader's classroom practice. Each chapter has been written by a well-respected writer, researcher and practitioner in their field and all share a common goal: to look thoughtfully and intelligently at some of the practical issues facing mathematics teachers and offer their perspectives on those issues.
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Teaching Mathematics

Author: Paul Chambers

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446245403

Category: Education

Page: 264

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Reflective practice is at the heart of effective teaching, and this book helps you develop into a reflective teacher of mathematics. Everything you need is here: guidance on developing your analysis and self-evaluation skills, the knowledge of what you are trying to achieve and why, and examples of how experienced teachers deliver successful lessons. The book shows you how to plan lessons, how to make good use of resources and how to assess pupils' progress effectively. Each chapter contains points for reflection, which encourage you to break off from your reading and think about the challenging questions that you face as a new teacher. The book is supplemented by a companion website, with: " Videos of real lessons so you can see the skills discussed in the text in action " Links to a range of sites that provide useful additional support " Extra planning and resource materials. If you are training to teach mathematics this book will help you to improve your classroom performance, by providing you with practical advice, but also by helping you to think in depth about the key issues. It also provides examples of the research evidence that is needed in academic work at Masters level, essential for anyone undertaking an M-level PGCE. Paul Chambers was formerly course leader for PGCE mathematics at Edge Hill University.
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Teaching and Learning Geometry

Author: Doug French

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 082647361X

Category: Education

Page: 169

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This fascinating title reviews the teaching and learning of school geometry from the perspective of both the new teacher and the more experienced teacher. It is designed to extend and deepen subject knowledge and to offer practical advice and ideas for the classroom in the context of current practice and research. Particular emphasis is given to the following elements: •understanding the key ideas of the geometry curriculum •learning geometry effectively: lessons from research and current practice •misconceptions and errors •the role of technology in learning geometry.
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Are You Sure...It's ADHD?

Author: Sharon Oberne

Publisher: Buzzing Light

ISBN: 9780595394074

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 63

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This book is a wonderful resource for parents, students and educators wanting to learn more about hidden disabilities. Each of my three children was mislabeled as having ADHD. As I discovered by doing my own research, not one of my children had ADHD. Along with sharing my children's personal history, my book provides additional insight from my experience as an educator working with students having various disabilities, some having ADHD and others with a different disorder. In addition to offering information about the proper procedures in determining a disability, my book provides information about individual educational plans, descriptions of successful adaptations to use with ALL students, an educator's guide for improving classroom climate and a hand-out for college students requesting accommodations.
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Ten Years Among the Mail Bags

Or, Notes from the Diary of a Special Agent of the Post-office Department

Author: James Holbrook

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Postal service

Page: 432

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Postgeschichte ; Paketpost ; Briefpost ; Postbetrieb ; Amerika.
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Essentials of Business Communication

Author: Mary Ellen Guffey,Dana Loewy

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133710905

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 592

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ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS COMMUNICATION, 9TH EDITION presents a streamlined approach to business communication that includes unparalleled resources and author support for instructors and students. ESSENTIALS OF BUSINESS COMMUNICATION provides a four-in-one learning package: authoritative text, practical workbook, self-teaching grammar/mechanics handbook, and premium Web site. Especially effective for students with outdated or inadequate language skills, the Ninth Edition offers extraordinary print and digital exercises to help students build confidence as they review grammar, punctuation, and writing guidelines. Textbook chapters teach basic writing skills and then apply these skills to a variety of e-mails, memos, letters, reports, and resumes. Realistic model documents and structured writing assignments help students build lasting workplace skills. The Ninth Edition of this award-winning text features increased coverage of electronic messages and digital media, redesigned and updated model documents to introduce students to the latest business communication practices, and extensively updated exercises and activities. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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The Baby In The Mirror

Author: Charles Fernyhough

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 184708401X

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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For Charles Fernyhough, the birth of his daughter Athena was an opportunity to re-evaluate much of what he had learned as a researcher in developmental psychology. Drawing on the detailed notes he made during her infancy, Fernyhough uses Athena's story to explain how a child’s mind develops before the age of three, tapping into a parent’s wonder at the processes of psychological development in an engaging, child-centred way. It is written with a father’s tenderness and a novelist’s empathy and style.
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Hacker Proof

Author: Kris A. Jamsa

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780766862715

Category: Computers

Page: 666

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Hacker Proof: The Ultimate Guide to Network Security provides a detailed examination of the security concepts network administrators, programmers, and Webmasters must know. The first edition was the original Hacker book and now the updated second edition is even better! Nonprogrammers will readily understand security threats and the steps they must perform to prevent them. Programmers will be thrilled with the detailed programming examples that demonstrate how hackers penetrate the most secure computer systems, The book's companion CD-ROM includes software users can run to test their system's security and look at hacker scenarios.
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How to Study as a Mathematics Major

Author: Lara Alcock

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191637351

Category: Mathematics

Page: 288

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Every year, thousands of students in the USA declare mathematics as their major. Many are extremely intelligent and hardworking. However, even the best will encounter challenges, because upper-level mathematics involves not only independent study and learning from lectures, but also a fundamental shift from calculation to proof. This shift is demanding but it need not be mysterious — research has revealed many insights into the mathematical thinking required, and this book translates these into practical advice for a student audience. It covers every aspect of studying as a mathematics major, from tackling abstract intellectual challenges to interacting with professors and making good use of study time. Part 1 discusses the nature of upper-level mathematics, and explains how students can adapt and extend their existing skills in order to develop good understanding. Part 2 covers study skills as these relate to mathematics, and suggests practical approaches to learning effectively while enjoying undergraduate life. As the first mathematics-specific study guide, this friendly, practical text is essential reading for any mathematics major.
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God Is Speaking - Are You Listening?

My Story

Author: Steven W. Raasumaa

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1553696905

Category: Religion

Page: 210

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In July 1998, GOD approached a man, to assist GOD and channel his will into the written word. This book is the result of that conversation. GOD is responsible for the flow, topics and discussions. The man simply wrote what GOD spoke and what thoughts he received. "GOD is speaking - Are you listening? My Story" is GOD'S full disclosure to his human family, including his laws of Life and Death. He speaks to Steve as a friend. That is, a friend of GOD'S, chosen by GOD. The fact that anyone would be allowed to hear his voice is astonishing. In this day and age of miracles, is it so far fetched not to believe? He speaks to Steve of his world...Heaven. He speaks of his Love for his human family. GOD tells it like he sees it. No soft touch, no political correctness, just the plain truth, GOD'S Truth. July 5th 1998 4:00 P.M. I AM the GOD of ALL. The reason for this writing is that the stories I AM about to unfold to you, through my friend Steve, are stories to teach, inspire and to create hope. Hope, in that when you greet me in my Heavenly Kingdom, you will have a better understanding, appreciation and moral imperatives, necessary to the alleviation of your guilt. I AM in the world as a spirit of Love, hope, divine inspiration and most of all understanding. I have tried to conquer you, and your fears, by sending messengers to your world, Moses, Abraham, Isaac and Jesus the Christ. I have been alive 50 million of your Earth years and the stories I AM about to tell you are just one of many, told countless times in my Kingdom.
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Don't Sweat It, Hire it

An A to Z Guide to Finding, Hiring & Managing Home Improvement Pros

Author: Philip Schmidt

Publisher: Creative Publishing International

ISBN: 1589233107

Category: House & Home

Page: 214

View: 335

"Easy-to-understand guide to hiring professionals to do your home repairs and improvements"--Provided by publisher.
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Proofs and Fundamentals

A First Course in Abstract Mathematics

Author: Ethan D. Bloch

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441971272

Category: Mathematics

Page: 358

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“Proofs and Fundamentals: A First Course in Abstract Mathematics” 2nd edition is designed as a "transition" course to introduce undergraduates to the writing of rigorous mathematical proofs, and to such fundamental mathematical ideas as sets, functions, relations, and cardinality. The text serves as a bridge between computational courses such as calculus, and more theoretical, proofs-oriented courses such as linear algebra, abstract algebra and real analysis. This 3-part work carefully balances Proofs, Fundamentals, and Extras. Part 1 presents logic and basic proof techniques; Part 2 thoroughly covers fundamental material such as sets, functions and relations; and Part 3 introduces a variety of extra topics such as groups, combinatorics and sequences. A gentle, friendly style is used, in which motivation and informal discussion play a key role, and yet high standards in rigor and in writing are never compromised. New to the second edition: 1) A new section about the foundations of set theory has been added at the end of the chapter about sets. This section includes a very informal discussion of the Zermelo– Fraenkel Axioms for set theory. We do not make use of these axioms subsequently in the text, but it is valuable for any mathematician to be aware that an axiomatic basis for set theory exists. Also included in this new section is a slightly expanded discussion of the Axiom of Choice, and new discussion of Zorn's Lemma, which is used later in the text. 2) The chapter about the cardinality of sets has been rearranged and expanded. There is a new section at the start of the chapter that summarizes various properties of the set of natural numbers; these properties play important roles subsequently in the chapter. The sections on induction and recursion have been slightly expanded, and have been relocated to an earlier place in the chapter (following the new section), both because they are more concrete than the material found in the other sections of the chapter, and because ideas from the sections on induction and recursion are used in the other sections. Next comes the section on the cardinality of sets (which was originally the first section of the chapter); this section gained proofs of the Schroeder–Bernstein theorem and the Trichotomy Law for Sets, and lost most of the material about finite and countable sets, which has now been moved to a new section devoted to those two types of sets. The chapter concludes with the section on the cardinality of the number systems. 3) The chapter on the construction of the natural numbers, integers and rational numbers from the Peano Postulates was removed entirely. That material was originally included to provide the needed background about the number systems, particularly for the discussion of the cardinality of sets, but it was always somewhat out of place given the level and scope of this text. The background material about the natural numbers needed for the cardinality of sets has now been summarized in a new section at the start of that chapter, making the chapter both self-contained and more accessible than it previously was. 4) The section on families of sets has been thoroughly revised, with the focus being on families of sets in general, not necessarily thought of as indexed. 5) A new section about the convergence of sequences has been added to the chapter on selected topics. This new section, which treats a topic from real analysis, adds some diversity to the chapter, which had hitherto contained selected topics of only an algebraic or combinatorial nature. 6) A new section called ``You Are the Professor'' has been added to the end of the last chapter. This new section, which includes a number of attempted proofs taken from actual homework exercises submitted by students, offers the reader the opportunity to solidify her facility for writing proofs by critiquing these submissions as if she were the instructor for the course. 7) All known errors have been corrected. 8) Many minor adjustments of wording have been made throughout the text, with the hope of improving the exposition.
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Approximately Calculus

Author: Shahriar Shahriari

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821837508

Category: Mathematics

Page: 292

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Is there always a prime number between $n$ and $2n$? Where, approximately, is the millionth prime? And just what does calculus have to do with answering either of these questions? It turns out that calculus has a lot to do with both questions, as this book can show you. The theme of the book is approximations. Calculus is a powerful tool because it allows us to approximate complicated functions with simpler ones. Indeed, replacing a function locally with a linear--or higher order--approximation is at the heart of calculus. The real star of the book, though, is the task of approximating the number of primes up to a number $x$. This leads to the famous Prime Number Theorem--and to the answers to the two questions about primes. While emphasizing the role of approximations in calculus, most major topics are addressed, such as derivatives, integrals, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, sequences, series, and so on. However, our particular point of view also leads us to many unusual topics: curvature, Pade approximations, public key cryptography, and an analysis of the logistic equation, to name a few. The reader takes an active role in developing the material by solving problems. Most topics are broken down into a series of manageable problems, which guide you to an understanding of the important ideas. There is also ample exposition to fill in background material and to get you thinking appropriately about the concepts. Approximately Calculus is intended for the reader who has already had an introduction to calculus, but wants to engage the concepts and ideas at a deeper level. It is suitable as a text for an honors or alternative second semester calculus course.
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The Student Nurse Handbook E-Book

Author: Bethann Siviter

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702047910

Category: Medical

Page: 312

View: 3983

This book is an indispensable guide on how to get into and survive a pre-registration nursing course. With an immensely readable style this book inspires and encourages students to complete their course and become a nurse. Case studies and quotes from students and nurses show readers that their thoughts and feelings are shared by others - this validation will reduce stress and anxiety and give credibility Humour and cartoons make the text readable and fun to use Hints, tips and practical advice encourage the ‘flagging’ student Appendices list other useful resources, contact details for organisations and websites The two-colour design makes it attractive to use Fully updated in line with changes in nursing practice e.g. the revised NMC Code of Professional Conduct, the Disability Discrimination Act, Agenda for Change and the Knowledge and Skills Framework, Essence of Care. Expanded section on nursing models More help with drug dosage calculations to assist students in developing their numeric skills. More on help on writing assignments and how to use research, including applications to practice Expanded appendices on children’s nursing and mental health branches. Template forms to assist with course applications, planning assignments and a check list for placements
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Step-By-Step Tai Chi

Author: Kam Chuen Lam,Master Lam Kam-Chuen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671892479

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 144

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Like massage and yoga, the practice of Tai Chi enhances health and fitness and helps to reduce stress. This easy-to-use manual takes readers through four levels of techniques. Detailed drawings and clear text describe the progression from gentle fundamental movements to advanced exercises.
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Planting the Seeds of Algebra, 3-5

Explorations for the Upper Elementary Grades

Author: Monica Neagoy

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483379760

Category: Education

Page: 248

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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
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101 Startup Lessons

An Entrepreneur's Handbook

Author: George Deeb,Red Rocket Ventures

Publisher: BlogIntoBook.com

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 150

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A comprehensive, one-stop read for entrepreneurs who want actionable learnings about a wide range of startup and digital-related topics from George Deeb, a serial entrepreneur and partner at Red Rocket Ventures. The book is a startup executive's strategic "playbook", with "how-to" lessons about business in general, sales, marketing, technology, operations, human resources, finance, fund raising and more, including many case studies herein. We have demystified and synthesized the information an entrepreneur needs to strategize, fund, develop, launch and market their businesses. Join the 100,000+ readers who have already benefitted from this book, freely available and continuously updated on the Red Rocket Blog website. TESTIMONIALS David Rabjohns, Founder & CEO at MotiveQuest "George's passion, ideas and involvement with MotiveQuest has been "game changing" for us. From jumpstarting our sales and marketing plans and team, to productizing our business and procedures, Red Rocket has had an immediate and meaningful impact from day one. I highly recommend Red Rocket. If you want to grow, strap on the Red Rocket.“ Tyler Spalding, Founder & CEO at StyleSeek "Red Rocket has been a great investor for our business and vocal champion of our brand. As a proven entrepreneur himself, George has provided valuable insights and recommendations on how to best build my business. Red Rocket would be a great partner in helping build your business.“ Seth Rosenberg, SVP at Camping World "Red Rocket helped us do a high level assessment of our e-commerce efforts and assisted with the development of a digital strategy and marketing plan. Red Rocket identified some immediate opportunities, which we are implementing. I am pleased to recommend Red Rocket for your e-commerce and digital marketing needs.“ Andrew Hoog, Founder and CEO at viaForensics "As viaForensics experienced significant growth, we recognized the need for an experienced advisor with start-up chops who could help us refine critical steps in our transition from a service company to a product-based company. Red Rocket's expertise in growth planning including organizational structure, financial modeling and competitive analysis were instrumental in refining our strategy. He helped facilitate key decisions the management team needed to make in order to take the company to the next level. We are very pleased with Red Rocket's contributions to viaForensics and highly recommend his services to other start-ups facing similar growth.“ Jerry Freeman, Founder & CEO at PaletteApp “Red Rocket has been a key instigator in helping raise funds for PaletteApp. They have helped me tremendously in realizing what an investor wants to see and how best to present it. George has great experience and understanding of how to fund and launch a new company. We feel fortunate that he has thrown his hat into our arena.” Scott Skinger, CEO at TrainSignal "Red Rocket helped us in a variety of ways, from financial modeling to introductions to lenders. Their biggest win was helping us do preliminary investigative research on one of our competitors, that ultimately sparked a dialog that lead to the $23.6MM sale of our business to that company. We couldn't be more happy with Red Rocket's involvement with our business. Overall, a great advisor to have in your corner."
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