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  1. Smart Starters

    A Smart Starter changes "extra" moments in a classroom setting into teachable moments. They are designed to take short amounts of time. However, Smart Starters are NOT short on substance. The Smart Starters in this series are packed full of important skills to practise and polish or to reinforce and extend. As their name suggests, they are good for igniting learning. Instead of the slow move into a class period, lesson or school day, a Smart Starter quick-starts the action. Each one warms up the brain with a sparkling challenge. Students also need this kind of spark at times other than the beginning of the day or class period. Use a Smart Starter any time there is a lull, or any time students need a break from a longer activity.

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    Starting at A$15.95

  2. Accessible Algebra: 30 Modules to Promote Algebraic Reasoning, Grades 7-10

    Accessible Algebra is for any teacher who wants to provide a rich and fulfilling experience to students as they develop new ways of thinking about algebra. Each lesson in this book identifies and addresses a focal domain and standard in algebra, then lays out the common misconceptions and challenges students may face as they work to investigate and understand problems. Anne and Steve met with and listened to students in real classrooms as the students explained what problem-solving strategies they were using. The authors focused on questions and problems that led students to a deeper understanding of algebra. They describe these classroom scenarios in each lesson and also suggest ways teachers may assign a problem or activity, include formative assessment strategies and group students.

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    A$39.95
  3. Construction Materials: STEM Road Map for High School

    What if you could challenge your high school students to gain an understanding of the feats of engineering required to build high-rise buildings - and maybe even improve them? Construction Materials outlines a journey that will steer your students toward authentic problem-solving while grounding them in integrated STEM disciplines. The series is designed to meet the growing need to infuse real-world learning into F-12 classrooms. This book is an interdisciplinary module that uses project-and problem-based learning. It gives students an inside look at the complex technologies and science behind the buildings they may take for granted. They'll examine micro- and macro-properties of construction materials, particularly those of high-rise buildings, through a unit divided into three sections.

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    A$35.95
  4. You Want Me to Teach What? Sure-Fire Methods for Teaching Physical Science and Maths

    You Want Me to Teach What? can help you prepare for the challenge of teaching upper-level science and maths and then get you up to speed. You can integrate tried-and-true methods into your classroom and lesson plans starting from the first day of class. The book covers student psychology, classroom management, planning, instruction, problem-solving techniques, laboratory methods and reporting, assessment and professional development, all in an engaging manner. Without feeling overwhelmed, you'll find a wealth of sensible guidance, regardless of whether you're a university education major wanting to teach physical science or maths, a new teacher looking for practical methods to integrate into your instruction or an experienced teach in search of fresh ways to improve in the classroom.

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    A$35.95
  5. Beyond the Common Core: A Handbook for Mathematics in a PLC at Work, Leader’s Guide

    Beyond the Common Core: A Handbook for Mathematics in a PLC at Work, Leader's Guide helps leaders of mathematics teacher teams within professional learning communities focus their curriculum and vision on the elements of instruction and assessment necessary for student achievement. Using the practical guidelines in this handbook, F-12 mathematics leaders and administrators will support teachers to go beyond state or local standards to create the essential conditions to ensure success in mathematics for all students. Series editor and author Timothy Karnold and author Matthew Larson present ten high-leverage team actions to assist teams in narrowing their vision for instruction and assessment and increasing student learning while implementing national, state, district and local standards.

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    A$48.40
  6. Breaking Through! Helping Girls Succeed in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths

    Regardless of a daughter's age (from birth to young adulthood), parents will find tips they can immediately use to help combat the gender imbalance in STEM areas. Whether they need to advocate for gender-neutral, STEM-enriched classrooms or want to encourage creative problem solving and persistence in their daughters, readers will find ideas to take action to help the girls in their lives break through the barriers and achieve success in STEM.

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    A$29.95
  7. Mathematics for Gifted and Advanced Learners: Through the Lens of the Common Core

    Mathematics for Gifted and Advanced Learners: Through the Lens of the Common Core provides teachers and administrators examples and strategies to implement the Common Core State Standards with advanced learners at all stages of development in F-12 schools. The book describes - and demonstrates with specific examples from the CCSS - what effective differentiated activities in mathematics look like for top 10 learners. It shares how educators can provide rigour within the new standards to allow students to demonstrate higher level thinking, reasoning, problem solving, passion and inventiveness in mathematics.

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    A$29.95
  8. Differentiation That Really Works: Maths

    Differentiating requires more than just a simple bag of tricks. The strategies included in this book were chosen based on their ease of implementation and modification. In addition, they all encourage student engagement, provide inherent opportunities for differentiation and are appropriate for Years 6-12. The book provides time-saving tips and strategies from real teacher who teach maths. These teachers not only developed the materials and used them in their own classes, but they also provided useful feedback and comments about the activities. The strategies included in the book are tiered lessons, cubing, graphic organisers, exit cards, learning contracts and choice boards.

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    A$29.95
  9. Proficiency Scales for English and Mathematics Standards

    Because the generic form of a proficiency scale is comparable across teachers, topics, subject areas and year levels, it allows teachers to compile summative scores for specific topics and increases the reliability of test design and scoring. Whether you are actively engaged in implementing a Marzano Institute initiative in your school or simply need guidance when it comes to measuring student learning, this book can help. Designed to supplement your existing practice, it contains over 110 proficiency scales that will bring new rigour and focus to your teaching and assessment practice, as well as aid in creating unique proficiency scales for the Australian Curriculum.

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    A$38.95
  10. STEM Student Research Handbook

    The STEM Student Research Handbook outlines the various stages of large-scale research projects, enabling teachers to coach their students through the research process. This volume provides enough detail to embolden all teachers to support science, technology, engineering and mathematics student-researchers through the experimental process. Early chapters help students conceive and implement their projects, while later chapters on descriptive and inferential statistics, as well as graphical representations, help them correctly interpret their data. Final chapters enable students to effectively communicate their results by writing and documenting a STEM research essay, as well as by preparing for oral and poster presentations.

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    A$45.95
  11. Making Number Talks Matter: Developing Mathematical Practices and Deepening Understanding, Grades 4-10

    Making Number Talks Matter is about the myriad decisions facing teachers as they make this fifteen-minute daily routine a vibrant part of their mathematics instruction. Throughout the book, Cathy Humphreys and Ruth Parker offer practical ideas for using Number Talks to help students learn to reason numerically and build a solid foundation for the study of mathematics. Using insight gained from many years of doing Number Talks with students of all ages, Cathy and Ruth address questions to ask during number talks, teacher moves that turn the thinking over to student, the mathematics behind the various strategies and ways to overcome bumps in the road. If you've been looking for ways to transform your mathematics classroom this book is for you.

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    A$37.95
  12. 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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