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  1. Basic Not Boring Series: Study and Research 5-8

    This resource introduces middle years students to study and research. Each page invites the learner to try high interest, appealing exercises, which will help students with a new skill, reinforce an existing skill or assess a student's performance or understanding. This is no ordinary fill-in-the-blanks way to learn. These exercises are fun. Study and research is appropriately centred around a detective theme. Students will enjoy the activities and develop an understanding about research and how it works.

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  2. Basic Not Boring Series: Reading Comprehension 5-8

    This book is designed for primary or middle year students and uses interesting reading selections to develop reading and thinking skills. Students can try high interest, appealing exercises that will help them with new skills, reinforce an existing skill or assess a student's performance or understanding. The skills include how to; identify main ideas, distinguish between facts and opinions, summarise a story, predict outcomes, interpret charts and graphs, identify figurative language, evaluate ideas and form conclusions or opinions.

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  3. Basic Not Boring Series: Spelling 5-8

    This resource introduces middle years students to spelling. Each page invites the student to try appealing exercises which will help with a new skill, reinforce a skill or assess a student's performance or understanding. Students will develop an understanding about spelling, words and the way they function. The pages are written with the assumption that an adult will be available to assist the student with their learning and practice.

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  4. Basic Not Boring Series: Problem Solving 5-8

    The activities contained in Problem Solving are based on a sports theme in which students find solutions to unique dilemmas: which skier will win the most gold medals, how deep in debt a scuba diver gets buying new equipment and how many pizzas the cross-country team can eat after a race.  This is no ordinary fill-in-the-blanks way to learn. These exercises are fun and surprising. Students will cultivate numerous skills including how to: identify and define a problem, eliminate excess information, create diagrams, charts or graphs, translate problems into equations, solve problems using statistical data, select appropriate operations for solving problems, choose and use formulas to solve problems, solve consumer problems involving interest and discounts, use logic to solve problems and check the accuracy of problem solutions.

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  5. Basic Not Boring Series: Fractions and Decimals 5-8

    Fractions & Decimals is based on a sports theme, so students learn critical maths skills by working out problems based on bobsledding and rollerblading. Students will sharpen numerous skills, including how to:name fractional parts of a whole or set, read and write fractional numbers and mixed numerals, identify factors, prime factors, and composite factors and multiples, identify common factors and greatest common factors, identify and write fractions in lowest terms, compare and order decimals and mixed numerals, identify place value in decimals, change fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions, understand, read, and write percents, write decimals as percents and percents as decimals.

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  6. Basic Not Boring Series: World Geography 5-8

    This book introduces students from middle years to World geography. Each page invites the learner to try high interest, appealing exercises that will help students with a new skill, reinforce an existing skill or assess a student's performance or understanding. This is no ordinary fill-in-the-blanks way to learn. The activities in World Geography take students around the world. On an exciting trip to the Australian outback and on an African adventure, students learn about the world around them. Students will enjoy and develop an understanding about the world around them. The pages are written with the assumption that an adult will be available to assist the student with their learning and practice.

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  7. Basic Not Boring Series: Graphing Statistics & Probability 5-8

    Basic Not Boring maths skills have been developed to sharpen skills and raise achievement. There are a number of interesting adventures students can explore as they celebrate basic maths skills with graphing, statistics, and probability. Sharpening maths skills while enjoying wild adventures of extreme sport and wacky adventures. Each page invites the students to practice high interest maths, while making good use of thinking skills as they step into the world of dare devil activities and wild fun.

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  8. Basic Not Boring Series: Study and Research 4-6

    The idea of celebrating the basics of study and research skills is just what it sounds like - enjoying and getting good at the basic study, information and research skills. The pages are full of exercises for students which will help them to review and strengthen specific skills in the content area of study skills. This is not just another fill-in-the-blanks way to learn. These activities are interesting, surprising and useful. Students visit a training camp for would-be detectives and follow them around on intriguing cases as they practice and apply key study and research skills. Included is a ready to use test for assessing study and research skills as well as increasing their ability to find and use information.

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  9. Basic Not Boring Series: Spelling 3-5

    This resource introduces primary school students to spelling. Each page invites learners to try appealing exercises that will help students with a new skill, reinforce an existing skill or assess a student's performance or understanding. This is no ordinary fill-in-the-blanks way to learn. Students will cultivate skills in; recognising and using a variety of spelling rules, recognising skills and spelling words that follow patterns and recognising and spelling words that follow unusual rules.

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  10. Basic Not Boring Series: Middle Years Book of Human Body and Health

    This book introduces students from middle years to the human body and health. Each page invites learner to try a high interest, appealing exercises which will help students with a new skill, reinforce a skill or assess a student's performance or understanding. Students will deepen their science, body and health knowledge while following dozens of delightful doctors, patients, and workers around a Medical Centre. Activities cover body processes, cells, tissues, organs, systems (skeletal, nervous, heart & circulatory, endocrine, excretory, respiratory, digestive, reproductive), joints, muscles, senses, genetics, diseases, disorders, exercise, nutrition, first aid and fitness. Learn More

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  11. Basic Not Boring Series: Global Studies 5-8

    This is no ordinary fill-in-the-blanks way to learn. These exercises are fun and surprising. Students will do the useful work of practicing social studies skills while they enjoy characters of many cultures who lead them to explore social and cultural concepts. They will examine what makes groups and societies tick and get a look inside the WTO, ILO and IMF. The pages are written with the assumption that an adult will be available to assist the student with their learning and practice. Students will also need access to social studies resources such as maps and globes, atlases, Internet reference sources and encyclopedias.

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  12. Basic Not Boring Series: Science Concepts and Processes Middle Years

    This book introduces students from middle years to science concepts and processes. Each page invites the learner to try  high interest, appealing exercises which will help students with a new skill, reinforce an existing skill or assess a student's performance or understanding. This is no ordinary fill-in-the-blanks way to learn. These exercises are fun and surprising. Students will deepen their science knowledge while enjoying five clever scientists who will lead them to explore and deepen their understanding of science concepts and processes. The pages are written with the assumption that an adult will be available to assist the student with their learning and practice.

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