It's About Time [Elementary]

Planning Interventions and Exrensions in Elementary School

Author: Austin Buffum,Mike Mattos

Publisher: Solution Tree Press

ISBN: 1936763044

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 868

Carve out effective intervention and extension time at all three tiers of the RTI pyramid. Explore more than a dozen examples of creative and flexible scheduling, and gain access to tools you can use immediately to overcome implementation challenges. These books are full of examples from real schools that have achieved these results without using additional resources or extending the school day.
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It's about Time

Elementary Mathematical Aspects of Relativity

Author: Roger Cooke

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 1470434830

Category: History and biography -- Instructional exposition (textbooks, tutorial papers, etc.)

Page: 403

View: 9448

This book has three main goals. First, it explores a selection of topics from the early period of the theory of relativity, focusing on particular aspects that are interesting or unusual. These include the twin paradox relativistic mechanics and its interaction with Maxwell's laws the earliest triumphs of general relativity relating to the orbit of Mercury and the deflection of light passing near the sun and the surprising bizarre metric of Kurt Godel, in which time travel is possible. Second, it provides an exposition of the differential geometry needed to understand these topics on a level that is intended to be accessible to those with just two years of university-level mathematics as background. Third, it reflects on the historical development of the subject and its significance for our understanding of what reality is and how we can know about the physical universe. The book also takes note of historical prefigurations of relativity, such as Euler's 1744 result that a particle moving on a surface and subject to no tangential acceleration will move along a geodesic, and the work of Lorentz and Poincare on space-time coordinate transformations between two observers in motion at constant relative velocity. The book is aimed at advanced undergraduate mathematics, science, and engineering majors (and, of course, at any interested person who knows a little university-level mathematics). The reader is assumed to know the rudiments of advanced calculus, a few techniques for solving differential equations, some linear algebra, and basics of set theory and groups.
Posted in History and biography -- Instructional exposition (textbooks, tutorial papers, etc.)

It's About Time [Secondary]

Planning Interventions and Extensions in Secondary School

Author: Mike Mattos,Austin Buffum

Publisher: Solution Tree Press

ISBN: 1936763060

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 7889

Carve out effective intervention and extension time at all three tiers of the RTI pyramid. Explore more than a dozen examples of creative and flexible scheduling, and gain access to tools you can use immediately to overcome implementation challenges. These books are full of examples from real schools that have achieved these results without using additional resources or extending the school day.
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Pyramid Response to Intervention

RTI, Professional Learning Communities, and How to Respond When Kids Don't Learn

Author: Austin Buffum,Mike Mattos

Publisher: Solution Tree Press

ISBN: 1934009903

Category: Education

Page: 152

View: 6106

Accessible language and compelling stories illustrate how RTI is most effective when built on the Professional Learning Communities at WorkTM process. Written by award-winning educators from successful PLC schools, this book demonstrates how to create three tiers of interventions—from basic to intensive—to address student learning gaps. You will understand what a successful program looks like, and the many reproducible forms and activities will help your team understand how to make RTI work in your school.
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It’s About Time: Elementary Mathematical Aspects of Relativity

Author: Roger Cooke

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 1470436698

Category:

Page: 403

View: 8711

This book has three main goals. First, it explores a selection of topics from the early period of the theory of relativity, focusing on particular aspects that are interesting or unusual. These include the twin paradox; relativistic mechanics and its interaction with Maxwell's laws; the earliest triumphs of general relativity relating to the orbit of Mercury and the deflection of light passing near the sun; and the surprising bizarre metric of Kurt Gödel, in which time travel is possible. Second, it provides an exposition of the differential geometry needed to understand these topics on a level that is intended to be accessible to those with just two years of university-level mathematics as background. Third, it reflects on the historical development of the subject and its significance for our understanding of what reality is and how we can know about the physical universe. The book also takes note of historical prefigurations of relativity, such as Euler's 1744 result that a particle moving on a surface and subject to no tangential acceleration will move along a geodesic, and the work of Lorentz and Poincaré on space-time coordinate transformations between two observers in motion at constant relative velocity. The book is aimed at advanced undergraduate mathematics, science, and engineering majors (and, of course, at any interested person who knows a little university-level mathematics). The reader is assumed to know the rudiments of advanced calculus, a few techniques for solving differential equations, some linear algebra, and basics of set theory and groups.
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Elementary Concepts of Topology

Author: Paul Alexandroff

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486155064

Category: Mathematics

Page: 64

View: 8411

Concise work presents topological concepts in clear, elementary fashion, from basics of set-theoretic topology, through topological theorems and questions based on concept of the algebraic complex, to the concept of Betti groups. Includes 25 figures.
Posted in Mathematics

My Book about Me, by Me Myself

I Wrote It! I Drew It!

Author: Dr. Seuss

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0394800931

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 60

View: 6200

The young reader may fill in the appropriate personal data to complete his "very own" autobiography.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

No, David!

Author: David Shannon

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338113194

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 1416

The Caldecott Honor-winning classic by bestselling picture-book creator David Shannon! When David Shannon was five years old, he wrote and illustrated his first book. On every page were these words: NO, DAVID! . . . and a picture of David doing things he was not supposed to do. Now David is all grown up. But some things never change. . . . Over fifteen years after its initial publication, NO, DAVID! remains a perennial household favorite, delighting children, parents, and teachers alike. David is a beloved character, whose unabashed good humor, mischievous smile, and laughter-inducing antics underline the love parents have for their children--even when they misbehave.
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How to Read a Book

Author: Mortimer J. Adler,Charles Van Doren

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439144831

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 426

View: 5038

With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material. Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to achieve them—from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading. Readers will learn when and how to “judge a book by its cover,” and also how to X-ray it, read critically, and extract the author’s message from the text. Also included is instruction in the different techniques that work best for reading particular genres, such as practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social science works. Finally, the authors offer a recommended reading list and supply reading tests you can use measure your own progress in reading skills, comprehension, and speed.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

When You Reach Me

Author: Rebecca Stead

Publisher: Yearling Books

ISBN: 0375850864

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 199

View: 7499

In the 1980s, as her mother prepares to be a contestant on a television game show, Miranda tries to make sense of a series of mysterious notes received from an anonymous source that seems to defy the laws of time and space.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary

Author: Laura Shovan

Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books

ISBN: 0553521373

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 5007

"A story told in verse from multiple perspectives of the graduating fifth grade class of Emerson Elementary. The kids join together to try to save their school from being torn down to make way for a supermarket"--
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It's About Time

Understanding Einstein's Relativity

Author: N. David Mermin

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400830842

Category: Science

Page: 208

View: 4986

In It's About Time, N. David Mermin asserts that relativity ought to be an important part of everyone's education--after all, it is largely about time, a subject with which all are familiar. The book reveals that some of our most intuitive notions about time are shockingly wrong, and that the real nature of time discovered by Einstein can be rigorously explained without advanced mathematics. This readable exposition of the nature of time as addressed in Einstein's theory of relativity is accessible to anyone who remembers a little high school algebra and elementary plane geometry. The book evolved as Mermin taught the subject to diverse groups of undergraduates at Cornell University, none of them science majors, over three and a half decades. Mermin's approach is imaginative, yet accurate and complete. Clear, lively, and informal, the book will appeal to intellectually curious readers of all kinds, including even professional physicists, who will be intrigued by its highly original approach.
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Ugly

Author: Robert Hoge

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0425287769

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 3335

A funny, moving, and true story of an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face that's perfect for fans of Wonder—now available in the U.S. When Robert Hoge was born, he had a tumor the size of a tennis ball in the middle of his face and short, twisted legs. Surgeons removed the tumor and made him a new nose from one of his toes. Amazingly, he survived—with a face that would never be the same. Strangers stared at him. Kids called him names, and adults could be cruel, too. Everybody seemed to agree that he was “ugly.” But Robert refused to let his face define him. He played pranks, got into trouble, had adventures with his big family, and finally found a sport that was perfect for him to play. And Robert came face to face with the biggest decision of his life, he followed his heart. This poignant memoir about overcoming bullying and thriving with disabilities shows that what makes us “ugly” also makes us who we are. It features a reflective foil cover and black-and-white illustrations throughout. From the Hardcover edition.
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The Goodbye Book

Author: N.A

Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0316404950

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 6204

From bestselling author Todd Parr, a poignant and reassuring story about loss. Features Read-Aloud/Read-to-Me functionality, where available. Through the lens of a pet fish who has lost his companion, Todd Parr tells a moving and wholly accessible story about saying goodbye. Touching upon the host of emotions children experience, Todd reminds readers that it's okay not to know all the answers, and that someone will always be there to support them. An invaluable resource for life's toughest moments.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

It's Elementary!

Author: Robert Winston

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781405358040

Category: Chemical elements

Page: 95

View: 4690

An explosive look at chemistry with Robert Winston - now in paperback How do you make a dog? Why are helium balloons lighter than air? What are the secrets of the Philosopher's Stone? It's Elementary! takes an amazing look at the stuff that stuff is made of. Discover the elements that make up everything from you to your dog! See what the elements are, how they were discovered and the extraordinary ways they affect our lives. It's chemistry, but not as you know it.
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About Time

Einstein's Unfinished Revolution

Author: Paul Davies

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684818221

Category: Science

Page: 316

View: 9748

Examines the ramifications of Einstein's relativity theory, exploring the mysteries of time and considering black holes, time travel, the existence of God, and the nature of the universe
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In Praise of American Educators

And How They Can Become Even Better

Author: Richard DuFour

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781942496571

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 6556

Leadership, Professional Learning Communities, PLC at Work
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Jacob's New Dress

Author: Sarah Hoffman,Ian Hoffman

Publisher: Albert Whitman and Company

ISBN: 0807563730

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 3151

Jacob loves playing dress-up, when he can be anything he wants to be. Some kids at school say he can't wear "girl" clothes, but Jacob wants to wear a dress to school. Can he convince his parents to let him wear what he wants? This heartwarming story speaks to the unique challenges faced by boys who don't identify with traditional gender roles.
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Best Practices at Tier 1

Daily Differentiation for Effective Instruction, Elementary

Author: Gayle Gregory,Martha Kaufeldt,Mike Mattos

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781936763931

Category: Education

Page: 248

View: 5094

Effective instruction is not an individual pursuit. Teachers can only achieve it through collaboration. Best Practices at Tier 1: Daily Differentiation for Effective Instruction, Elementary details key collaborative strategies to improve core instruction and ensure learning for all. Authors Gayle Gregory, Martha Kaufeldt, and Mike Mattos offer K5 teachers proven response to intervention (RTI) strategies to differentiate instruction, engage students, increase success, and avoid additional intervention. Using this book, teachers will gain the best practices to support student learning during core instruction.
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