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
Where can you find basic shapes? Everywhere! This delightful adventure takes children on a trip through town, where they learn basic shape recognition—a key preschool math skill. Kids follow Brother and Sister Bear to the beach, the park, the city, and many other stops, identifying circles, squares, triangles, and rectangles. Then they get to create their own shapes and PLAY-DOH sculpts using the double-sided playmat and PLAY-DOH components inside! PLAY-DOH Let's Create: Shapes is the most fun and interactive way to learn shapes!
Feature films, television shows, homemade videos, tweets, blogs, and breaking news: digital media offer an always-accessible, apparently inexhaustible supply of entertainment and information. Although choices seems endless, public attention is not. In The Marketplace of Attention, James Webster explains how audiences take shape in the digital age.
'Taking Shape' explores the evolution of scientific and academic theories that have resulted in the concept of sustainability. Susannah Hagan uses this as a basis to argue for developments in the future and argues that these theories are not 'just an intellectual and aesthetic regression' as they are often perceived to be. By focusing on the impact of the new theories of sustainable technology and new materials in architecture, Hagan moves the discourse and practice of environmental sustainability within architecture towards a greater degree of awareness of both its cultural significance and cultural potential. In short, it demonstrates the capacity of sustainable architecture to embrace cultural and technical innovation.
This set of resource material is designed to aid the teacher in implementing a geometry program for primary grades. The reproducible sheets are designed as task cards which provide a sequential development in the presentation of geometric concepts. The activity cards may be used in a flexible manner by the teacher to suit specific needs. When the strands are used in sequence, they provide support for the mathematics instructional program in a specific grade. A particular sequence or strand may also be used to provide remediation or additional instruction for an indivual student or group of students.
Marcus Cunliffe, whom the Washington Post and Times Herald calls "a master historian capable of seeing his subject whole," has written a cogent and revealing study of America's first half-century under the federal Constitution. Bounded by the first Washington Administration and the last Jackson Administration, this is the period in which democracy grew and shaped the nation. It witnessed the launching of the federal government; the expansion of the frontier; the establishment of a party system; the enunciation of a foreign policy; the manufacture of the symbols of nationalism; and the forging of the arguments of sectionalism. Most important, Mr. Cunliffe writes, "the American character seems to have been formed in essence within a generation of George Washington's accession to the Presidency." "An urbane, stimulating, and admirably proportioned analysis. . . ."—Alexander DeConde, Wisconsin Magazine of History "What [Mr. Cunliffe] has done is to weave together and show the fertile interplay of the American dream and the American reality—and show how much the dream modified the reality. . . . an acute and elegant performance."—Times Literary Supplement