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Working with MATHS

Working with Maths

The 'Working with Maths' DVD has five x 5-minute clips with young interviewees all filmed in the workplace. They talk about their work, career paths and the relevance of chemistry across a broad range of careers. Interviews include an equity analyst, payroll assistant, chartered accountant, stone mason and computer games software engineer. 



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In Math Sense, Chris Motynihan explores some of the components that make up the look, sound, and feel of effective teaching and learning.This new book is an exciting follow-up to the authors' bestsellers on differentiated math instruction, Good Questions and More Good Questions. Does the landscape of the classroom feature such items as student work samples, a math literature collection, and a number line? Do the lessons include wait time, checks for understanding and written feedback? Do you feel a spirit of collaboration, risk taking and a sense of pride? 

Eyes on Math

eyes on math

Eyes on Math is a unique teaching resource that provides engaging, full-color graphics and pictures with text showing teachers how to use each image to stimulate mathematical teaching conversations around key K-8 concepts. Teachers using the book can download images for projection onto classroom whiteboards or screens. the questions and asnwers will help both students and teachers look more deeply and see the math behind the math!

Sciencia Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Astronomy for All


Curious about quarks, quasers and the fantastic universe around you? Ever wanted to explore mathematical proof? Need some trigonometry fast? Want to swap up physics, chemistry, or learn some new biology? Ever wondered why your scratches itch before you go to sleep?
Beautifully illustrated and packed with fascinating and useful information, SCIENCIA is the ultimate one-stop science reference book for inquisitive readers for all ages. Whether you just want to bursh up on what you learnt at school, still are at school, or never went to school, these pages will test you, stretch you, and make you brainier. 

The Fear of Maths

the fear of maths

The Fear of Maths: How to Overcome it is for parents and teachers looking for a way to encourage and help their children. It is based on teaching maths as a set of principles (rather than a series of facts to be memorised) to be understood, and how they can be used in various situations, to make numbers seem less threatening and, perhaps for the first time, to begin to make sense. Numbers are integral to everyday life, from checking the cost of shopping and understanding a train timetable to calculating the best value mobile phone deal, and Steve Chinn brings maths into everyday life. Providing a solid foundation The FEar of Maths: How to Overcome it will inspire the confidence that will make learning maths easier. 

Essential Statistics, Regression, and Econometrics

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Essential Statistics, Regression, and Econometrics aims to help students in an introductory statistics course develop the statistical reasoning they need for econometric. Many students mistakenly believe that statistics courses are too abstract, mathematical, and tedious to be useful or interesting. To demonstrate the power, elegance, and even beauty of statistical reasoning, this textbook provides hundreds of interesting and relevant examples, and discusses not only the uses but also the abuses of statistics. these examples show how statistical reasoning can be used to answer important questions and also to expose the errors-accidental or intentional-that people often make.


More Problem Solving The creative side of mathematics 

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Mathematics is everywhere, and this is the secind book Derek Holtin shows how the ordinary can become the extraordinary when viewed through a mathematical prim. be prepared to slice through cubes, lick stamps and fill jugs of water - along the way spot the patterns, make conjectures and see it through to a mathematical result and its proof. here are everyday problems to taunt, delight - and to solve.


Partial Differential Equations 

Partial Differntial equations

Uniquely provides fully solved problems for linear partial differential equations and boundary value problems Partial Differential Equations: Theory and Completely Solved Problems utilizes real-world physical models alongside essential theoretical concepts. With extensive examples, the book guides readers through the use of Partial Differential Equations (PDEs) for successfully solving and modeling phenomena in engineering, biology, and the applied sciences. The book focuses exclusively on linear PDEs and how they can be solved using the separation of variables technique. 


The Impact of Identity in K-8 Mathematics 

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Each teacher and student brings many identities to the classroom. What is their impact on the student's learning and the teacher's teaching of mathematics?
this book invites K-8 teachers to reflect on their own and their studnets' multiple identities. Rich possibilities for learning result when teachers draw on these identities to offer high-quality, equity-based teaching to all studnets.


One Equals Zero and Other Mathematical Suprises 

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One Equals Zero! Every number is greater than itself! All triangles are isosceles! Suprised? Welcome to the world of One Equals Zero and Other Mathematical Supirses. In this engaging book of blackline activity masters, all men are bald, mistakes are lucky, and teachers can never spring suprise tests on their students!


High Yield Routines 

highh yield routines

Boost student participation and proficiency with high-yield, effective mathematical routines.


The Elementary Mathematics Specialist's Handbook 

the elementary mathematics specialists handbook

The transition from classroom teacher to elementary mathematics specialist is challenging, but the principal can smooth specialist's path by reassuring teachers that the new specialist is there to support them, not judge them. 


Developing Essential Understanding of Statistics Grades 9-12

Developing essential understanding of stats - 9-12This book focuses on essential knowledge for mathematics teachers about statistics. It is organized around five big ideas, supported by multiple smaller, interconnected ideas-essential understandings. Taking you beyond a simple introduction to statistics, the book will boraden and deepen your understanding of one of the most challenging topics for studnets - and teachers. It will help you engage your students, anticiptae their perplexities, avoid pitfalls, and dispel misconceptions. You will also learn to develop appropriate tasks, techniques, and tools for assessing stundets' umderstading of the topic. 

Developing Essential Understanding of Statistics Grades 6-8

developing essential understanding of statistics 6-8This book focuses on essential knowledge for mathematics teachers about statistics. It is organized around five big ideas, supported by multiple smaller, interconnected ideas-essential understandings. Taking you beyond a simple introduction to statistics, the book will boraden and deepen your understanding of one of the most challenging topics for studnets - and teachers. It will help you engage your students, anticiptae their perplexities, avoid pitfalls, and dispel misconceptions. You will also learn to develop appropriate tasks, techniques, and tools for assessing stundets' umderstading of the topic. 

Putting Essential understanding of Multiplication and Division into Practice 3-5

putting essential understanding of fractions into practiceThis book focuses on the specialised pedagogical content knowledge that you need to teach multiplication and division effectively in grades 3-5. The authors demonstrate how to use this multifaceted knowledge to address the big ideas and essential understandings that students must develop for success with these computations - not only in their current work, but also in higher-level mathematics and a myriad of real-world contexts.
Explore rich, research-based strategies and tasks that show how students are reasoning about and making sense of multiplication and division. Use the oppertunities that these and similar tasks provide to build on their own understanding while identifying and correcting misunderstandings that may be keeping them from taking the next steps in learning. 

The mysterious number 6174 : one of 30 amazing mathematical topics in daily life

The wonder of recreational mathematics....
This book is a compilation of 30 articles originally issued as a series entitled "enjoying maths" for the japanese magazine Rikeieno Sugaku (Mathematics for Science).

50 Visions of Mathematics

50The book is a collection of 50 original essays contributed by a wide variety of authors. It contains articles by some of the best expositors of the subject (du Sautoy, Singh and Stewart for example) together with entertaining biographical pieces and articles of relevance to our everyday lives (such as Spiegelhalter on risk and Elwes on medical imaging). 

Teaching Mathematically Visually & Actively

515hK2WekfLThis Practical book provides primary teachers and secondary with advice and resources to develop a visual and active approach to teaching mathematics.
Our exciting new edition comes with a helpful CD, offering resources and practical activities that make it easy for readers to try out the ideas in the book for themselves.
The new edition has:
- New resource materials
- PowerPoint presentions for each chapter, to use in the classroom
- a new section in Time
- Specific examples of teaching strategies
- lots more ideas for lesson activities.

The Elephant in the Classroom Helping Children Learn and Love Maths

The elephant in the Classroom"Help Children to learn to love the subject...Make mathematics more the mathematics that people need out there in the world" BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour
Why do millions struggle with mathematics and what can teachers do to change that?
Jo Boaler has followed the progress of thousands of pupils in two countries ( the UK adn USA), monitoring how they learn maths through their school carers and then following them into adult life. This remarkable research is the foundation of her investigations into the impact that differing maths experiences can have on an enitre generation. Jo Boaler outlines what has gone wrong, identifying the problems facing children in mathematics classrooms today and offers concrete solutions for parents and teachers that will revolutionise children's experiences with maths.
"A very interesting book which addresses some common problems found in the maths classroom which have been well researched adn provides positive solutions and practical activities for those interested in trying to encourage students of today to become mathematicians of tomorrow" Times Educational Supplement Online
The Elephant in the classroom offers concrete suggestions on ways to teach maths well, and ways to help children in the home, that will offer new and more effective ways of learning maths. This is an exciting way forward, a new approach that teaches children to reason and problem solve; helping all children, even those who think that they are maths failures and that they could never enjoy maths. An indispensable guide and resource for parents, teachers and educationalists, that inspires and enthuses as much as it teaches.

Your First Years Teaching Secondary Mathematics - Success from the Start

success from the startThe Essential Guide to Navigating Your First Years of Teaching Secondary Mathematics
"Too much advcice for teachers is either to abstract to be useful or consists of cute ideas for tomorrow that offer no lasting support. Wieman and Arbaugh hit the coveted middle ground - practical ideas for teachers drawn from sound principles of learning and teachin. Because their focus is directly on middle and secondary school mathematics, thye have produced a rare practical guide for upper-grade teachers that is easily accessible and rewardingly substantive. Middle and high school math teachers who want to improve their teaching, with the Common Core State Standards in mind, cannot go wrong by reading this book, cover to cover." - James Hiebert University of Delaware
Based on classroom observations and interviews with seasoned and beginning teachers, Success from the Start: Your First Years Teaching Secondary Mathematics offers valuable suggestions to improve your teaching and your studnets oppertunities to learn.

Altair Design: Geometric Colouring Books - Penrose Tilings

Altair DesignsIn the 1970's Professor Sir Roger Penrose Discovered some amazing tiles. They could fill vast surface to produce beautiful pentagonal patterns at every scale which never repeated.
Altair Design is proud to present the world's first Penrose Tilings colouring book. Choose a design. Relax, and look without staring. Slowly, faces, animals, scenes and patterns will appear.
Every aperiodic pattern in this pad perfectly overlays every other! Fire up your creativity and enhance your visual imagination!

 MyMaths for Key Stage 3

mymathsMyMaths for KeyStage 3 is a brand new series that fully addresses the new National Curriculum for KeyStage 3 Mathematics in England.
Student Book 1B is for students starting KS3 that already have a secure understanding of upper KS2 topics, allowing them to consolidate their knowledge and progress to KS3 maths standards.
MyMaths for Key Stage 3 is the only course to provide:
- Coherent progression through KS3, with a 'learn it once and learn it well' philosophy leading to secure knowledge.
- A truly differentiated structure so that all levels of ability can access the new curriculum, including all the new topics.
- A Clear Approach to attainment with the emphasis on visible progress.

STP Mathematics 3rd Edition

STP mathematicsWritten by a highly experienced and respected author team, the third edition of STP Mathematics provides complete andcomprehensive coverage of the 2014 Key Stage 3 programme of Study. Maintaining its rigorous and authoritative approach, this fully updated textbook also develops students' problem-solving skills, preparing them for a high level of achievement at key stage 3 leading onto the higher tier at GCSE.

All is Change: Of Motion: Ancient & Modern 

All is changeThe subject of the Calculus seems a mystery to all but the most numerate of people, but J F Riley writes with a dry humour tat engages the general reader in an informed acquantance with its history.
The book describes the trials and tribulations that the topic of motion and therefore variability and change encountered from its beginnings in ancient Greece up to its discovery in the 17th century and the subsequent period of development. It is is a story behind the evolution of the 'algebra of change and shape' we call the Calculus, and about what it is, why we needed it and who made it happen.

How to Teach Primary Maths

178135135XIt is not the ugly sister that it is often presented as being; it can be the 'Belle of the Ball' if the correct make-up is applied. This book will show you what 'make-up' ypu can slap on the subject to make it alluring for young people, and will hopefully encourage you to dress maths up in the way that best suits you and your pupils.
By picking up this little collection of ramblings you have made the first step: you are clearly interested in what you do and want to be better at it. This was exactly how I felt about teaching maths. I realised I had a deficiency, and that only thinking positively about it would start me on the road to being good at it.See if it wors for you too.