Enrich Your Geometry Curriculum and Extend Your Students' Spatial Reasoning Research shows that children with good spatial skills perform better in mathematics overall. This research-based resource is a unique blend of professional learning and classroom activities. It includes: 32 field-tested and research-based activities designed to appeal to young children Guided lesson plans, including 15 videos, that serve as models for best practice in instruction Tips on observing, questioning, and assessing young children's geometric and spatial thinking Free access to website with videos, curriculum correlations, line masters, and observation guides
Focus on “moving” the teaching and learning of mathematics by shifting instruction and assessment practices. This unique book uses critical thinking skills — inferring and interpreting, analyzing, evaluating, making connections, synthesizing, reasoning and proving, and reflecting — to help students make sense of mathematical concepts and support numeracy.
A wealth of evidence demonstrates that disabled domestic students experience disabling barriers in such areas as funding, pedagogy and social life in Higher Education (HE). Research also indicates that non-disabled international students experience a wide range of cultural and linguistic difficulties throughout their university experience whilst studying in England. Nevertheless, there is a dearth of research concerning the specific experiences of disabled international students in English universities. With the increasing internationalisation of HE in the past two decades this is highly significant. Analysing disabled international students’ accounts in British universities appears to be ...
Collaborative learning has become an increasingly important part of education, but the research supporting it is distributed across a wide variety of fields including social, cognitive, developmental, and educational psychology, instructional design, the learning sciences, educational technology, socio-cultural studies, and computer-supported collaborative learning. The goal of this book is to integrate theory and research across these diverse fields of study and, thereby, to forward our understanding of collaborative learning and its instructional applications. The book is structured into the following 4 sections: 1) Theoretical Foundations 2) Research Methodologies 3) Instructional Approac...
When hit man Dante Ryan is ordered to wipe out a Toronto family, including a five-year-old boy, he can't bring himself to do it. Not with a son of his own that age. So he turns to private investigator Jonah Geller for help. Why Geller? He's not your typical private eye. He was never a cop and doesn't drink to excess. He's a secular Jew in Toronto whose mother wishes he was more like his older brother the lawyer. But Jonah has a tough side too. He wants to make the world a better place and doesn't mind raising a cloud of dust to do it. Ryan thinks he's the right man for the job in Buffalo Jump. Find out whether he's right — how these two get along on a wild ride over the river -- and why critics hailed this book as the start of something great.
This essential guide helps teachers refine their approach to fundamental challenges in the classroom. Based on research from cognitive science and formative assessment, it ensures teachers can offer all students the support and challenge they need – and can do so sustainably. Written by an experienced teacher and teacher educator, the book balances evidence-informed principles and practical suggestions. It contains: A detailed exploration of six core problems that all teachers face in planning lessons, assessing learning and responding to students. Effective practical strategies to address each of these problems across a range of subjects. Useful examples of each strategy in practice and accounts from teachers already using these approaches. Checklists to apply each principle successfully and advice tailored to teachers with specific responsibilities. This innovative book is a valuable resource for new and experienced teachers alike who wish to become more responsive teachers. It offers the evidence, practical strategies and supportive advice needed to make sustainable, worthwhile changes.
Jana Hazekamp introduces a wide variety of computation strategies, adapt ed from the acclaimed Singapore approach, that will bring students a real understanding of number relationships and the meaning behind the math. The guided-conversation format is designed for quick reading, and Jana's question-and-answer style is particularly well suited to encouraging students to focus on the why and to begin using math terminology correctly and fluently. Teachers can use this book to build the concept of place value, encourage students to consider multiple methods for solving problems, and build real understanding of the meaning behind addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division paving the way to beginning algebra. These strategies can be used for whole-class instruction and also for small intervention groups. The book does not have to be read cover to cover; the reader can dip in as needed to help a student who's struggling with a particular concept.