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MATHEMATICS FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS, 6E offers future teachers a comprehensive mathematics course designed to foster concept development through examples, investigations, and explorations. In this text, intended for the one- or two-semester course required of Education majors, Bassarear demonstrates that there are many paths to solving a problem, and sometimes problems have more than one solution. The author presents real-world problems—problems that require active learning in a method similar to how archaeologists explore an archaeological find: they carefully uncover the site, slowly revealing more and more of the structure. Visual icons throughout the main text allow instructors to easily connect content to the hands-on activities in the corresponding Explorations Manual. With this exposure, future teachers will be better able to assess student needs using diverse approaches. 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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Genre Book : Mathematics
Author Book : Tom Bassarear
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release Book : 2015-01-01
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Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers, 2/e, provides a unique opportunity for students to develop a clear understanding of mathematical concepts, procedures, and processes, to communicate these ideas to others, and to apply them to the real world.The goal is to achieve the optimum balance between presenting a thorough development of mathematical content and presenting it in a way that is understandable by students. The material has been revised so that it powerfully embodies the new Principles and Standards for School Mathematics of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

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Genre Book : Mathematics
Author Book : Phares O'Daffer
Publisher : Addison-Wesley
Release Book : 2001-10-01
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Essential Astrophysics is a book to learn or teach from, as well as a fundamental reference volume for anyone interested in astronomy and astrophysics. It presents astrophysics from basic principles without requiring any previous study of astronomy or astrophysics. It serves as a comprehensive introductory text, which takes the student through the field of astrophysics in lecture-sized chapters of basic physical principles applied to the cosmos. This one-semester overview will be enjoyed by undergraduate students with an interest in the physical sciences, such as astronomy, chemistry, engineering or physics, as well as by any curious student interested in learning about our celestial science. The mathematics required for understanding the text is on the level of simple algebra, for that is all that is needed to describe the fundamental principles. The text is of sufficient breadth and depth to prepare the interested student for more advanced specialised courses in the future. Astronomical examples are provided throughout the text, to reinforce the basic concepts and physics, and to demonstrate the use of the relevant formulae. In this way, the student learns to apply the fundamental equations and principles to cosmic objects and situations. Astronomical and physical constants and units as well as the most fundamental equations can be found in the appendix. Essential Astrophysics goes beyond the typical textbook by including references to the seminal papers in the field, with further reference to recent applications, results, or specialised literature.

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Genre Book : Science
Author Book : Kenneth R. Lang
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Book : 2013-05-24
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Teaching and Learning at a Distance is written for introductory distance education courses for preservice or in- service teachers, and for training programs that discuss teaching distant learners or managing distance education systems. This text provides readers with the basic information needed to be knowledgeable distance educators and leaders of distance education programs. The teacher or trainer who uses this book will be able to distinguish between appropriate uses of distance education. In this text we take the following themes: The first theme is the definition of distance education. Before we started writing the first edition of Teaching and Learning at a Distance we carefully reviewed the literature to determine the definition that would be at the foundation of our writing. This definition is based on the work of Desmond Keegan, but is unique to this book. This definition of distance education has been adopted by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology and by the Encyclopedia Britannica. The second theme of the book was the importance of research to the development of the contents of the book. The best practices presented in Teaching and Learning at a Distance are validated by scientific evidence. Certainly there are “rules of thumb”, but we have always attempted to only include recommendations that can be supported by research. The third theme of Teaching and Learning at a Distance is derived from Richard Clark’s famous quote published in the Review of Educational Research that states that media are mere vehicles that do not directly influence achievement. Clark’s controversial work is discussed in the book, but is also fundamental to the book’s advocacy for distance education – in other words, we authors did not make the claim that education delivered at a distance was inherently better than other ways people learn. Distance delivered instruction is not a “magical” approach that makes learners achieve more. The fourth theme of the book is equivalency theory. Here we presented the concept that instruction should be provided to learners that is equivalent rather than identical to what might be delivered in a traditional environment. Equivalency theory helps the instructional designer approach the development of instruction for each learner without attempting to duplicate what happens in a face to face classroom. The final theme for Teaching and Learning at a Distance is the idea that the book should be comprehensive – that it should cover as much of the various ways instruction is made available to distant learners as is possible. It should be a single source of information about the field.

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Michael Simonson
Publisher : IAP
Release Book : 2019-07-01
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ISBN-10 : 9781641136280


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Teaching and Learning at a Distance is written for introductory distance education courses for preservice or inservice teachers, and for training programs that discuss teaching distant learners or managing distance education systems. This text provides readers with the basic information needed to be knowledgeable distance educators and leaders of distance education programs. The teacher or trainer who uses this book will be able to distinguish between appropriate uses of distance education. In this text we take the following themes: The first theme is the definition of distance education. Before we started writing the first edition of Teaching and Learning at a Distance we carefully reviewed the literature to determine the definition that would be at the foundation of our writing. This definition is based on the work of Desmond Keegan, but is unique to this book. This definition of distance education has been adopted by the Association for Educational Communications and Technology and by the Encyclopedia Britannica. The second theme of the book was the importance of research to the development of the contents of the book. The best practices presented in Teaching and Learning at a Distance are validated by scientific evidence. Certainly there are “rules of thumb”, but we have always attempted to only include recommendations that can be supported by research. The third theme of Teaching and Learning at a distance is derived from Richard Clark’s famous quote published in the Review of Educational Research that states that media are mere vehicles that do not directly influence achievement. Clark’s controversial work is discussed in the book, but is also fundamental to the book’s advocacy for distance education – in other words, we authors did not make the claim that education delivered at a distance was inherently better than other ways people learn. Distance delivered instruction is not a “magical” approach that makes learners achieve more. The fourth theme of the book is equivalency theory. Here we presented the concept that instruction should be provided to learners that is equivalent rather than identical to what might be delivered in a traditional environment. Equivalency theory helps the instructional designer approach the development of instruction for each learner without attempting to duplicate what happens in a face to face classroom. The final theme for Teaching and Learning at a Distance is the idea that the book should be comprehensive – that it should cover as much of the various ways instruction is made available to distant learners as is possible. It should be a single source of information about the field.

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Michael Simonson
Publisher : IAP
Release Book : 2014-10-01
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Reasoning about and making sense of statistics and probability are essential to students’ future success. This volume belongs to a series that supports NCTM’s Focus in High School Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making by providing additional guidance for making reasoning and sense making part of the mathematics experiences of all high school students every day. Six investigations illustrate how to help high school students develop their skills in working with data. The investigations emphasise the roles of reasoning and sense making in defining a statistical question and collecting, analysing and interpreting data to answer it. The authors examine the key elements of statistical reasoning identified in Focus in High School Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making and elaborate on the associated reasoning habits. The investigations show how students can use these habits in analysing data sets, constructing and comparing representations of data and using samples and simulations to gather data. They reason about distributions of data and how to use measures of centre, lines of best fit and other tools and techniques to detect trends, make predictions and determine the allowable scope of conclusions. The development of statistical reasoning must be a high priority for school mathematics. This book offers a blueprint for emphasising statistical reasoning and sense making in the high school curriculum.

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Michael Shaughnessy
Publisher : National Council of Teachers of
Release Book : 2009
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By integrating pedagogy and subject knowledge through experiencing a variety of tasks for learners, this book makes it possible for all learners to succeed in thinking algebraically.

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Genre Book : Mathematics
Author Book : John Mason
Publisher : SAGE
Release Book : 2005-04-23
Download Book : 324 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1412911710


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Exploring the software design, social practices, and collaboration theory that would be needed to support group cognition; collective knowledge that is constructed by small groups online. Innovative uses of global and local networks of linked computers make new ways of collaborative working, learning, and acting possible. In Group Cognition Gerry Stahl explores the technological and social reconfigurations that are needed to achieve computer-supported collaborative knowledge building--group cognition that transcends the limits of individual cognition. Computers can provide active media for social group cognition where ideas grow through the interactions within groups of people; software functionality can manage group discourse that results in shared understandings, new meanings, and collaborative learning. Stahl offers software design prototypes, analyzes empirical instances of collaboration, and elaborates a theory of collaboration that takes the group, rather than the individual, as the unit of analysis. Stahl's design studies concentrate on mechanisms to support group formation, multiple interpretive perspectives, and the negotiation of group knowledge in applications as varied as collaborative curriculum development by teachers, writing summaries by students, and designing space voyages by NASA engineers. His empirical analysis shows how, in small-group collaborations, the group constructs intersubjective knowledge that emerges from and appears in the discourse itself. This discovery of group meaning becomes the springboard for Stahl's outline of a social theory of collaborative knowing. Stahl also discusses such related issues as the distinction between meaning making at the group level and interpretation at the individual level, appropriate research methodology, philosophical directions for group cognition theory, and suggestions for further empirical work.

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Genre Book : Computers
Author Book : Gerry Stahl
Publisher : Acting with Technology
Release Book : 2006
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Introduction to Teaching Physical Education: Principles and Strategies—already a popular text for students considering majoring or minoring in physical education—is now even stronger in this new second edition. Three strengths that set the second edition of this book apart from its competitors are its sole focus on physical education, the depth and breadth of physical education topics it covers, and its affordability. It features the essential content that students need to build a strong base of instructional skills and an understanding of the field—and it does so in an engaging manner to get students excited about teaching physical education. Introduction to Teaching Physical Education, Second Edition, delves into the theoretical, practical, and inspirational aspects of teaching physical education. Students can explore the field’s history, purpose, and concepts as well as learn teaching skills, examine instructional scope and sequence, and learn about the responsibilities of a teacher. They’ll also learn about teaching duties, motivation and behavior management strategies, assessment, lesson planning, technology and online resources, and careers in the field. Updates and New Material Introduction to Teaching Physical Education is updated to reflect the significant changes that have occurred in the field over the past few years, including SHAPE America’s National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes for K–12 Physical Education, the SHAPE America Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) guidelines, and more. To keep up with the changes in the field, author Jane Shimon has revised or added new material: New Teachers Talking Teaching tips from national and district Teachers of the Year from around the country A new section addressing attentional focus and teaching cues New content on student engagement, differentiated instruction, and inclusion New material on technology, particularly regarding the use of mobile devices in physical education Extended information on writing lesson objectives and on the use of formative assessments Introduction to Teaching Physical Education offers sidebars to enhance students’ understanding of key concepts, and it provides boldfaced key terms throughout the chapters as well as a glossary at the end of the book. The text also supplies end-of-chapter discussion questions and cross-references to activities found on the book’s web resource. Students will be spurred to think about the content through Reflect elements scattered throughout the chapters. Book Organization Introduction to Teaching Physical Education is organized into four parts. Part I outlines the history of physical education, including the two main systems that served as the profession’s foundation; influential concepts and people; and current advancements. It also discusses the purpose of physical education and highlights the many teaching and nonteaching duties of physical educators. Part II presents the details for teaching physical education, including the steps to organizing and instructing in the classroom and the gymnasium. It also looks at motivational theories and how to prevent misbehavior and positively manage student behavior. In part III, students learn about planning lessons and assessing outcomes. They examine scope and sequence, learn how to develop appropriate objectives and quality lesson plans, and explore assessment and rubric design. Part IV affords students insight into current technology issues that can be used to enhance physical education, and it explores the career options available. Ancillaries Introduction to Teaching Physical Education offers several ancillary materials: A web resource featuring chapter overviews, definitions of key terms, and supplemental materials such as worksheets, lesson plan templates, and short situational studies An instructor guide with a sample course syllabus, chapter overviews, key terms, discussion questions, learning activities, and more A test package with more than 200 true-or-false and multiple-choice questions A PowerPoint presentation package with more than 200 slides, including select illustrations and tables Complete, Concise, and Engaging Introduction to Teaching Physical Education, Second Edition, will help students gain the knowledge and skills they need as they pursue their entry into the teaching profession, providing them with a springboard to advance in their coursework. This complete but concise text supplies the perfect introduction to the physical education field, covering the essentials in an engaging and informative way as students learn to apply the principles of teaching physical education.

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Jane M. Shimon
Publisher : Human Kinetics
Release Book : 2019-02-07
Download Book : 256 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781492587309