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  1. 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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    A$21.95
  2. Learning to Think - Thinking to Learn: Models and Strategies to Develop a Classroom Culture of Thinking

    This resource is a practical guide for teachers of all levels to plan learning activities with a thinking focus. It describes processes that can be used to infuse thinking into everyday learning that will see students engaging in a range of thinking tasks regardless of the subject areas. While students are learning to think they are also thinking to learn. A great resource that incorporates Bloom's Taxonomy and the theory of Multiple Intelligence.

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    A$32.95
  3. Relational Learning Starter Package - Set of 5 books

    This set includes 5 RelationaLearning books. Learning Ain't What It Used To Be (6086), Skills for Democracy (6099), Teachable Moments (4557), Relationalearning: A Guide to Using Notebooks in the Classroom (HB0730) and RelationaLearning (6087) all available from Hawker Brownlow Education.

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    A$169.95
  4. 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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  5. Basic Not Boring Series: Earth and Space Science 5-8

    How many rings does Jupiter have? Will people one day live in outer space? Interesting facts about the world intrigue students and make Earth and Space Science fun to learn. Students will sharpen numerous skills, including how to: compare characteristics of each planet, define weather and climate and describe factors that contribute to them, diagram and describe characteristics of the ocean floor and list and define characteristics used to identify rocks and minerals.

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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: Whole Numbers and Integers 5-8

    This book introduces students from the middle years to whole numbers and integers. 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. Whole Numbers and Integers is based on a sports theme, so students use critical maths skills while learning interesting facts, such as how much can be earned collecting baseball cards or how much new tennis shoes cost.  Students will enjoy and develop an understanding about numbers and how they work. 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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  8. Basic Not Boring Series: Geometry and Measurement 5-8

    The activities in Geometry & Measurement are based on an Olympic theme, so students discover interesting facts about Olympic athletes from the first Olympic runners to Michael Johnson while they learn how to solve maths problems. Students will sharpen numerous skills, including how to: identify points, lines and planes, identify and name angles, identify properties and parts of a circle, determine the circumference of circles, identify similar and congruent figures, identify congruent triangles and other polygons, recognise and define space figures, identify and use units of measurement and find perimeter, area and volume.

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  9. Why Our High Schools Need the Arts

    Why Our High Schools Need the Arts addresses the alarming dropout rate in secondary schools and presents a thoughtful, evidence-based argument that increasing arts education in the secondary school curriculum will keep kids in school. This resource features the compelling voices of teachers and their adolescent learners to demonstrate how courses in the arts are relevant and valuable to students who have otherwise become disenfranchised from school. The introduction to Why Our High Schools Need the Arts features a history of the performing arts in secondary schools, a background as to how the arts help children in the early stages of their cognitive development, as well as an overview of the chapters and content addressed in the text.

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  10. Basic Not Boring Series: Map Skills 6-8

    This book introduces students from middle years to map skills. 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. These exercises are fun and surprising. Students will join the hunt for a bank robber, help a lost miner find water in the desert, crack a worldwide Internet spy network and look for lost ruins. Students will enjoy and develop an understanding about maps 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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  11. Problem-Based Learning - A Collection of Articles

    To explore the true nature of problem-based learning as a curricular framework and an instructional model for kindergarten to upper secondary classrooms, this collection of articles has been assembled.

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  12. Dr. Fry's How to Teach Reading - for Teachers, Parents and Tutors

    This easy to use, 6-step teaching strategy is designed to work well with young students, older students who are remedial, and even illiterate adults. The students may have no reading ability at all, or some mix of limited reading ability. The book includes sample lessons, phonic charts, reading tests, teaching games, instant word lists and book section ideas. Dr. Fry is widely known for the famous instant word list and his readability graph.

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