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  1. Thinking Allowed: Thinking Tools for the Mathematics Classroom

    The open-ended tasks in Thinking Allowed shows how thinking can become part of the thinking curriculum, using theories and tools such as Multiple Intelligences, Blooms Taxonomy, Six Hats, Thinker's Keys, Learning Modalities, Learning Styles, and Graphic Organisers. The book offers mathematics activities to use with students as well as activities for professional learning teams who want to improve their understanding of the Thinking Curriculum of the middle years students.

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    A$29.95
  2. Basic Not Boring Years 4-5

    Basic Not Boring Years 4–5 is filled with attractive age-appropriate student exercises. These pages are no ordinary worksheets! Basic Not Boring Years 4–5 contains hundreds of inventive and inviting ready-to-use lessons based on captivating themes that invite the student to join an adventure, solve a puzzle, pursue a mystery or tackle a problem. Additionally, each fittingly illustrated exercise provides diverse tools for reinforcement and extension of basic and higher-order thinking skills.

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    A$59.95
  3. Basic Not Boring Years 3-4

    Kids love learning about topics such as galaxies and glaciers, thunderstorms and timelines, and elephants and encyclopedias. The Basic not Boring series contains hundreds of inventive, ready-to-use lessons that invite students to join an adventure, solve a puzzle, pursue a mystery or tackle a problem. Each book combines over 300 pages of age-appropriate teaching resources, with integrated activities in the key learning areas of English, maths, society and environment, and science. Topics covered in Basic Not Boring Years 3-4 include: map skills; measurement; grammar usage; writing skills; problem-solving - and lots more!

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    A$59.95
  4. Basic Not Boring Years 5-6

    Basic Not Boring Years 5-6 is an interdisciplinary resource designed for middle years students, and covers the key learning areas of English, maths, society and the environment through mapping skills, measurement, grammar usage, writing skills and problem solving.  The book provides tools for reinforcing concepts and skills for identifying areas that need additional attention.  Each section contains a list of skills for the content area, student exercises, a ready-to-use assessment tool and a complete answer key.

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    A$59.95
  5. Integrating Thinking in Science: Revised Edition

    Each book in this series offers concise, readable overviews of each relevant learning modality, tool and strategy, accompanied by collections of exciting activities all designed for use in upper primary/lower secondary classrooms. Each book includes: an overview of Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences (plus activities), a clear explanation of Bloom's Taxonomy of thinking skills  (plus activities), calendars to enhance the educational process on a daily basis, explanations of cooperative learning classrooms (plus activities), and authentic assessment procedures and  portfolios. “Science”  includes activities in: Geology, Meteorology, Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Ecology, Life Sciences and General Science.

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    A$39.95
  6. 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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  7. Making Maths Accessible to Students with Special Needs 6-8 (with the 5Es)

    Use the 5Es of learning - engage, explore, explain, elaborate and evaluate - to make maths accessible to students with special needs in years six to eight. The 5E instructional model is a research based lesson cycle that has proven to increase student achievement and enable teachers to implement high-quality, effective instruction for mathematics. This revised Australian resource is full of practical strategies for teachers to use as they strive to make mathematics understandable to students with a variety of special needs. Contemplate some of the barriers to learning that various disabilities create, and learn to work around these in order to help your students reach their full potential.

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    A$35.00
  8. Differentiating Assessment in Middle and High School Mathematics and Science

    With numerous examples and strategies, it is an all-inclusive manual on assessing student readiness, interests, learning and thinking styles. It includes examples of: Pre-Formative and Summative assessments; Informal and formal assessments; Oral and written assessments; Project and performance assessments; Highly structured and enrichment assessments for struggling to gifted students; Assessment tools and rubrics; Differentiated Assessment; Concepts Critical to Effective Differentiated Assessments; Types and examples of differentiated Assessments; Strategic Teaching, Informal and Formative Assessments.

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    A$32.95
  9. Getting Started with Lego Robotics

    Wouldn't it be nice if there was a golden ticket to STEM education? What if it could be applied as part of a lesson, as a class on its own or as an after-school club? Sound too good to be true? It's not. The golden ticket is robotics. It's hard to find a better way to teach STEM education. And the best part is it's hands on, multidisciplinary, collaborative, an authentic learning experience and engaging! Gura brings together the information you need and presents it in a manageable, organised way so that you learn what LEGO Robotics is, what student activities look like, how to begin, how to manage a class and much more. Gura concludes with more than a dozen interviews with educators, trainers and even a student, so you can receive first-hand advice and recommendations.

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    A$42.95
  10. Basic Not Boring Set of 23

    Do basic skills have to be boring? Absolutely not! This series uses exciting adventures and delightful characters to help teach fundamental skills and provide a foundation for learning. The books address specific content areas; present tasks that grab the attention and curiosity of students; contain clear directions to the students; ask students to use, remember and practise basic skills and; challenge students to be creative and analytical.

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    A$500.00
  11. Teaching for Thinking Today

    Selma Wassermann takes a step forward from Louis Raths's seminal work and uses new data from her extensive fieldwork to provide a wealth of innovative classroom strategies that will enable students to grasp the big ideas across virtually all curriculum areas and apply this knowledge to problem solving. This practical book: provides the theoretical framework, tools and teaching strategies to implement teaching-for-thinking programs in P-8 classrooms; offers applications for classroom implementation in the key curriculum areas of science, maths, English, social studies, computer studies, art and music; and demonstrates how the standard classroom curriculum can be tweaked to emphasise higher-order cognitive skills.

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    A$27.95
  12. What Principals Need to Know About: Teaching and Learning Mathematics

    Understanding the common expectations for mathematics teaching and learning is essential for all principals and administrators. What Principals Need to Know about Teaching and Learning Mathematics uncovers the components of a high-quality mathematics program in regard to content, instruction, assessment, and response to intervention. With this book you will ensure a challenging and enjoyable mathematics experience for all P–8 learners.

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    A$29.95

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