College Teaching And The Development Of Reasoning

Author: Robert G. Fuller
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1617352462
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College Teaching And The Development Of Reasoning from the Author: Robert G. Fuller. This book is intended to offer college faculty members the insights of the development of reasoning movement that enlighten physics educators in the late 1970s and led to a variety of college programs directed at improving the reasoning patterns used by college students. While the original materials were directed at physics concepts, they quickly expanded to include other sciences and the humanities and social sciences. Ongoing developments in the field will be included. The editors have introduced new topics, including discussions of Vygotsky's ideas in relation to those of Piaget, of science education research progress since 1978, of constructivist learning theory applied to educational computer games and of applications from anthropology to zoology. These materials are especially relevant for consideration by current university faculty in all subjects.

Mr Tall

Author: Roger Hargreaves
ISBN: 9780749838409
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Mr Tall from the Author: Roger Hargreaves. Mr. Tall has one long problem -- his legs Can anyone help him?

A Love Of Discovery

Author: Robert G. Fuller
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400708769
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A Love Of Discovery from the Author: Robert G. Fuller. Robert Karplus, a professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley, USA, became a leader in the movement to reform elementary school science in the 1960s. This book selects the enduring aspects of his work and presents them for the scientists and science educators of today. In an era when `science education for ALL students' has become the clarion call, the insights and works of Robert Karplus are as relevant now as they were in the 1960s, '70s, and '80s. This book tries to capture the essence of his life and work and presents selections of his published articles in a helpful context.

Teaching Fractions And Ratios For Understanding

Author: Susan J. Lamon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135606781
Size: 63.72 MB
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Teaching Fractions And Ratios For Understanding from the Author: Susan J. Lamon. This popular text addresses the urgent need for curriculum materials that cross traditional boundaries to include many of the elements that are integrated in the teaching/learning enterprise: mathematics content, teacher understanding, student thinking, teaching methods, instructional activities, and assessment. The book pushes readers beyond the limits of their current understanding of rational numbers, challenging them to refine and explain their thinking--without falling back on rules and procedures they have relied on throughout their lives. Written in a conversational and easy to understand style, this is not a textbook as much as it is a resource book. An underlying assumption is that facilitating teacher understanding using the same questions and activities that may be used with children is one way to help teachers build the comfort and confidence they need to begin talking to children about complex ideas. Unlike a textbook that is used to study formal theory and then discarded when it comes to putting ideas into practice, the many problems and activities included to facilitate teacher learning are valuable resources for use in elementary and middle school classrooms. Changes in the second edition include: *even more student work incorporated in every chapter; *discussion of the connectivity between the topics addressed in the book and the elementary and middle school mathematics curricula; *an increased emphasis on measurement; *expansion of some topics, including number sense, percent, scale factors, similarity, and linear graphs; *clarification of the characteristics of ratio and proportions and how to use these to generate discussion with children; and *content-related interview questions for exploring children's thinking. This book is a valuable resource for researchers and curriculum developers in mathematics education, pre-service and in-service teachers of mathematics, those involved in the mathematical and pedagogical preparation of mathematics teachers, and graduate students in mathematics education. The methods and activities it includes have been tested with students in grades 3-8 and with pre-service and in-service teachers and other adults. This text is accompanied by MORE--a supplement that is not merely an answer key but a resource that includes in-depth discussions of all the problems in the text; develops and extends discussion of the issues, teaching problems, and other considerations raised in the chapters; and contains additional problems--with and without solutions--that instructors may find helpful for assessment purposes.

Die Schweizermacher

Author: Harry Fuchs
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3732201333
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Die Schweizermacher from the Author: Harry Fuchs. Learning Swiss German finally made fun! - based on Switzerland's must succesful feature film, the romantic comedy: "Die Schweizmacher" - Word-by-word transcription of the Swiss German dialog - Complete translation into both Hochdeutsch and English - Plentiful footnotes explaining unsual words phrases - Explanations of all the "inside" jokes in thus satire, which takes a critical look at Swiss society - Includes Grammar Notes on each section, explaining special aspects of the dialog you've just heard. It also has exercrises to help you master the concepts. - Includes a Quick Grammar that details the grammatical structure and fundamentals of the language. This is a complete text for leraning Schweizderdeutsch suitable for all levels. We've taken the most succesful feature firlm ever made in Switzerland and turned it into a course in Schweizerdeutsch. You'll not only gain a much better understanding of the language, you'll have a great time in the process. Die Schweizermacher is the story of two officers in the Swiss Office of Immigration and Naturalization. It's their job to check into the backgrounds of people who have applied for Swiss citizenship - except in this satire, the director takes a closer look at the Swiss and their customs than he does at the candidates. You'll lough out loud many, many times as the director, Rolf Lussy, pokes fun at this fellow countrymen and woman. And this is real dialg, the way people really talk. To help you understand what's being said, this book provides a word-by-word transcprition of the dialog so you can read every phrase, every word in the original Schweizerdeutsch. And then it also gives the Hochdeutsch (High German) equivalent and then the English translation. Following the characters in their everyday situations, you'll learn how to greet people in all sorts of settings, you'll "eavesdrop" on private conversations and generally listen in to the way the Swiss really talk among themselves. This book peresents a completely unique way learning a language - and it couldn't be more fun.

Mathematics Education

Author: Lyn D. English
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136481621
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Mathematics Education from the Author: Lyn D. English. To define better techniques of mathematics education, this book combines a knowledge of cognitive science with mathematics curriculum theory and research. The concept of the human reasoning process has been changed fundamentally by cognitive science in the last two decades. The role of memory retrieval, domain-specific and domain-general skills, analogy, and mental models is better understood now than previously. The authors believe that cognitive science provides the most accurate account thus far of the actual processes that people use in mathematics and offers the best potential for genuine increases in efficiency. As such, they suggest that a cognitive science approach enables constructivist ideas to be analyzed and further developed in the search for greater understanding of children's mathematical learning. Not simply an application of cognitive science, however, this book provides a new perspective on mathematics education by examining the nature of mathematical concepts and processes, how and why they are taught, why certain approaches appear more effective than others, and how children might be assisted to become more mathematically powerful. The authors use recent theories of analogy and knowledge representation -- combined with research on teaching practice -- to find ways of helping children form links and correspondences between different concepts, so as to overcome problems associated with fragmented knowledge. In so doing, they have capitalized on new insights into the values and limitations of using concrete teaching aids which can be analyzed in terms of analogy theory. In addition to addressing the role of understanding, the authors have analyzed skill acquisition models in terms of their implications for the development of mathematical competence. They place strong emphasis on the development of students' mathematical reasoning and problem solving skills to promote flexible use of knowledge. The book further demonstrates how children have a number of general problem solving skills at their disposal which they can apply independently to the solution of novel problems, resulting in the enhancement of their mathematical knowledge.

Chemical Demonstrations

Author: Lee R. Summerlin
Publisher: An American Chemical Society Publication
ISBN: 9780841214811
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Chemical Demonstrations from the Author: Lee R. Summerlin. Gathers experiments involving chemical bonding, energy changes, solubility, and equilibrium

Mr Nosey

Author: Roger Hargreaves
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101632712
Size: 23.83 MB
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Mr Nosey from the Author: Roger Hargreaves. They're back! Rediscover the zaniest characters you've ever met in this best-selling series which has sold millions worldwide. Bright and charming, with easily recognizable characters and a small take-along format, Mr. Men and Little Miss books are easy enough for young readers, witty enough for humor-prone adults, and highly collectible for one and all. Also check your local listings to view the Mr. Men & Little Miss TV show. Back to the Mr. Men & Little Miss microsite.

K 5 Lesson Plans

Author: Daniel Price
Publisher: Price World Publishing
ISBN: 1619840936
Size: 10.45 MB
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K 5 Lesson Plans from the Author: Daniel Price. The Functional Approach to Character Education (FACE) Anti-bullying Curriculum is a K through 5th grade interactive model for alleviating the conditions that often cause students to intimidate other students, including lack of respect for another's feelings, lack of appreciation for physical/behavioral differences, and poor self-esteem. Used by over 10,000 students dating back to 2001, this curriculum is now available via e-Book, both by individual grade or as a K through 5th grade package. Each of the 38 lessons includes a theme, classroom activity, discussion ideas, and takeaway points. Initially authored by Dr. Daniel Price, a licensed clinical psychologist, the curriculum has undergone revisions by grade level teachers since 2001, and modified to include activities that are fun and educational at the same time. Topics covered include: Responsibility, Respect, Caring, Fairness, Trustworthiness, and Citizenship.