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  1. Using Open-Ended Maths Tasks - High School

    We need to ask better questions to get better thinking from our students, and this book is geared towards helping us do just that. It is designed to help educators looking for a variety of strategies use short, innovative tasks based around the four main learning theories - Creative and Critical Thinking, Multiple Intelligences, Bloom's Taxonomy and Ryan's Thinker's Keys. Incorporating a substantive set of task cards covering Structure, Number, Space and Measurement, and Chance and Data, this book facilitates better thinking skills and comprehension in the secondary-school maths classroom.

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    A$24.95
  2. STEM Resources

    Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) research refers to experiments conducted to address problems in those fields that can be tested using the scientific method. The scientific method is an inquiry process used to systematically study, investigate and to provide explanations for observed phenomenon in the natural world. This method is used by STEM professionals to answer questions they have about important world problems and usually includes carefully orchestrating a situation that allows them to observe, measure and test their ideas.

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    Starting at A$15.00

  3. ASCD Arias Series

    ASCD Arias publications provide concise answers to challenging questions that you need to solve today—in a convenient format that you can read in one sitting and immediately put into practice. They’re the next-generation, immediate-need resources for everyone committed to the success of each learner.

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    Starting at A$15.00

  4. Essentials for Achieving Rigour Series

    The Essentials for Achieving Rigour series of instructional guides helps educators become highly skilled at implementing, monitoring and adapting instruction. Readers can put the guides to practical use immediately, adopting day-to-day examples as models for application in their own classrooms.

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    Starting at A$25.95

  5. The Classroom Strategies Series

    This series offers in-depth research-based instructional strategies that can be used in the classroom to enhance student achievement. Classroom teachers as well as building- and district-level administrators will benefit from sharing the knowledge in this library and building capacity as a staff to implement strategies for school improvement.

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    Starting at A$24.95

  6. Solving Behaviour Problems in Maths Class

    Using realistic, case-by-case examples, Jennifer Taylor-Cox reveals practical strategies for eliminating teacher-student tensions related to power struggles, bullying, disengagement and reducing the number discipline issues in the maths classroom. Emphasising a positive, constructive approach to discipline, Taylor-Cox shows maths teachers how to solve behaviour problems by empowering students academically, socially and emotionally. This revised Australian edition of Solving Behaviour Problems in Maths Class features correlations to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, demonstrating how each difficult classroom situation can be part of a greater effort to improve teaching practice.

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    A$32.95
  7. Integrating Engineering and Science in Your Classroom

    From the very first day you use them, the design challenges in this compendium will spur your students to jump right in and engage through the entire class. The activities reinforce important science content while illustrating a range of STEM skills. Integrating Engineering and Science in Your Classroom will excite students of all ages with activities involving everything from light sabers and egg racers to prosthetic arms and potatoes; apply to lessons in life and environmental science, Earth science and physical science; and work well in traditional classrooms as well as after-school programs. Next time you need an engaging STEM activity, you'll be glad you have this collection to help you blend meaningful and memorable experiences into your lessons.

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    A$32.95
  8. Succeeding With Inquiry In Science And Math Classrooms

    In Succeeding With Inquiry In Science and Math Classrooms, real-world lesson plans illustrate highly effective inquiry-based instruction as you learn how to engage maths and science students at all year levels; why students should explore a subject before you explain it; how to meet rigorous standards and expectations through rich, well-aligned classroom experiences; how to develop useful formative assessments and gather critical information during every class period; and how to create effective questions that guide students' deep learning and your own professional development. No matter what your experience with inquiry-based instruction, this book will help hone your ability to plan and implement high-quality lessons that engage students and improve learning.

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    A$32.95
  9. ASCD Arias Publication: Engineering Essentials for STEM Instruction

    In this practical introduction to engineering for primary to secondary school teachers, you'll learn how to create effective engineering-infused lessons that break down the barriers between science, maths and technology instruction. Pamela Truesdell highlights engineering's connection to 21st century skills and university and career readiness, addresses the Next Generation Science Standards, and walks you through each step of the simple but powerful engineering design process. It's a crucial tool for professional engineers and the key to engaging students in hands-on, collaborative projects that ask them to apply content-area knowledge to find solutions for real-world problems. This book ensures you'll have the essentials you need to kick off your students' exploration of engineering.

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    A$15.00
  10. The Big Ideas of Nanoscale Science & Engineering, Grades 7-12: A Guidebook for Secondary Teachers

    Give the ability of nanoscience and nanotechnology to exploit the unique properties that matter exhibits at the nanoscale, the research resulting from there emerging fields is poised to dramatically affect everyday life. In fact, many widely used electronic, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and textile products already employ nanotechnology. This volume provides in-depth discussions of each big idea. Nine additional chapters examine learning goals and how to reach them, students' likely misconceptions and ideas for integrating nanoscale science and engineering with traditional science content. An appreciation of nanoscience will help students understand fundamental science concepts across disciplines.

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    A$21.95
  11. The ANIE: A Math Assessment Tool That Reveals Learning and Informs Teaching

    This highly readable book introduces a powerful assessment tool and intervention strategies that are simple yet revolutionary in their impact on student learning. The ANIE (Assessment of Numeracy in Education) is a teacher-developed assessment tool that uses numeracy and common core performance standards to assess student understanding of maths concepts. Based on extensive use in hundreds of classrooms, the book explains each component of the ANIE. The authors share proven techniques for introducing the ANIE to students, and grading and interpreting the results to inform teaching and learning. Throughout the book, real situations and results are used to illustrate the radical improvements in learning that the ANIE has inspired.

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    A$34.95

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