Math Contests - Grades 4, 5 and 6

School Years 1996-97 Through 2000-2001

Author: Steven R. Conrad,Daniel Flegler

Publisher: Mathematics Leagues

ISBN: 9780940805125

Category: Mathematics

Page: 160

View: 1199

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Math Contests-High School

Author: Steven R. Conrad,Adam Raichel,Daniel Flegler

Publisher: Math League Press

ISBN: 9780940805231


Page: 80

View: 859

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Math Contests

Grades 4,5, and 6: School Years 1991-92 Through 1995-96

Author: Steven R. Conrad,Daniel Flegler

Publisher: Mathematics Leagues

ISBN: 9780940805095

Category: Education

Page: 154

View: 7530

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Math Contests - Grades 7 and 8 (and Algebra Course 1)

School Years 2006-2007 Through 2010-2011

Author: Steven R. Conrad,Daniel Flegler,Adam Raichel

Publisher: Mathematics Leagues

ISBN: 9780940805194

Category: Mathematics

Page: 152

View: 9477

Math Contests is a collection of actual contests given to thousands of math students across North America. The contests are designed to interest and challenge students in grades 7 & 8 and students studying Algebra Course 1. The questions range in difficulty from straightforward (the first page of each contest) through moderate (the second page of each contest) to challenging (the last page of each contest). Complete solutions, with detailed explanations, are included. There are is also a Rate Yourself Chart for each contest. Students can check their results and see how they compare to other students across North America.
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Elementary School Math Contests

500+ Challenging Math Contest Problems and Detailed Step-by-step Solutions

Author: Steven Doan,Jesse Doan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781974443208


Page: 250

View: 2106

Elementary School Math Contests contains over 500 challenging math contest problems and detailed step-by-step solutions in Number Theory, Algebra, Counting & Probability, and Geometry. The problems and solutions are accompanied with formulas, strategies, and tips.This book is written for beginning mathletes who are interested in learning advanced problem solving and critical thinking skills in preparation for elementary and middle school math competitions.
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The Contest Problem Book VIII

American Mathematics Competitions (AMC-10) 2000-2007 Contests

Author: J. Douglas Faires

Publisher: MAA

ISBN: 9780883858257

Category: Mathematics

Page: 212

View: 5917

For over fifty years, the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) has been engaged in the construction and administration of challenging contests for students in American and Canadian high schools at every level of ability. In the year 2000 the MAA initiated the American Mathematics Competitions 10 (AMC 10), aimed at students in the first two years of high school. The Contest Problem Book VIII is the first collection of problems assembled from that competition covering the years 2001-2007. 350 problems and solutions are contained in this volume. A Problem Index at the back of the book classifies the problems into the following major subject areas: Algebra and Arithmetic, Sequences and Series, Triangle Geometry, Circle Geometry, Quadrilateral Geometry, Polygon Geometry, Counting Coordinate Geometry, Solid Geometry, Discrete Probability, Statistics, Number Theory, and Logic. These are then broken down into subcategories and problems are cross-referenced whenever they represent several subject areas.
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First Steps for Math Olympians

Using the American Mathematics Competitions

Author: J. Douglas Faires

Publisher: MAA

ISBN: 9780883858240

Category: Mathematics

Page: 307

View: 2197

Provide students with the tools to solve problems that are found on mathematical problem-solving exams.
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The Art of Problem Solving

The Basics Solutions

Author: Sandor Lehoczky,Richard Rusczyk

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781885875006

Category: Problem solving

Page: 174

View: 3310

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Practice Word Problems

Level 2 (ages 9 To 11)

Author: Cleo Borac,Silviu Borac

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692245613


Page: 102

View: 7886

2nd Edition -2014 About "Competitive Mathematics for Gifted Students" This series provides practice materials and short theory reminders for students who aim to excel at problem solving. Material is introduced in a structured manner: each new concept is followed by a problem set that explores the content in detail. Each book ends with a problem set that reviews both concepts presented in the current volume and related topics from previous volumes. The series forms a learning continuum that explores strategies specific to competitive mathematics in depth and breadth. Full solutions explain both reasoning and execution. Often, several solutions are contrasted. The problem selection emphasizes comprehension, critical thinking, observation, and avoiding repetitive and mechanical procedures. Ready to participate in a math competition such as MOEMS, Math Kangaroo in USA, or Noetic Math? This series will open the doors to consistent performance. About Level 2 This level of the series is designed for students who know the multiplication tables, integer division with remainder and basic operations with decimals. Our level 1 books explain concepts that may need review before attempting level 2. Level 2 books are suitable for preparing Math Kangaroo 3-4 and MOEMS-E. Many of the concepts presented, however, reach much farther into the AMC-8 level. Level 2 consists of: Word Problems (volume 5), Operations (volume 6), Arithmetic (volume 7), and Combinatorics (volume 8). About Volume 5 - Word Problems The problems train comprehension and critical reading skills. Algebraic methods should not be used when helping students solve these problems. We recommend building concrete models that show the relations among the various quantities. This volume explains how to build concrete models for comparison, the method of reduction to unity, handling problems based on multiples and remainders. A review of problems based on time, rates, and coins concludes the presentation of word problems. Problems avoid the repetition of the same context, thus providing a challenging solving experience.
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Academic Competitions for Gifted Students

A Resource Book for Teachers and Parents

Author: Mary K. Tallent-Runnels,Ann C. Candler-Lotven

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452294895

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 3154

This handbook covers 170 competitions, criteria for selecting events that match students' strengths/weaknesses, strategies for maximizing the benefits of competitions, and ways to avoid potential problems.
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Math from Three to Seven

The Story of a Mathematical Circle for Preschoolers

Author: Aleksandr Kalmanovich Zvonkin

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 082186873X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 300

View: 6962

This book is a captivating account of a professional mathematician's experiences conducting a math circle for preschoolers in his apartment in Moscow in the 1980s. As anyone who has taught or raised young children knows, mathematical education for little kids is a real mystery. What are they capable of? What should they learn first? How hard should they work? Should they even "work" at all? Should we push them, or just let them be? There are no correct answers to these questions, and the author deals with them in classic math-circle style: he doesn't ask and then answer a question, but shows us a problem--be it mathematical or pedagogical--and describes to us what happened. His book is a narrative about what he did, what he tried, what worked, what failed, but most important, what the kids experienced. This book does not purport to show you how to create precocious high achievers. It is just one person's story about things he tried with a half-dozen young children. Mathematicians, psychologists, educators, parents, and everybody interested in the intellectual development in young children will find this book to be an invaluable, inspiring resource. In the interest of fostering a greater awareness and appreciation of mathematics and its connections to other disciplines and everyday life, MSRI and the AMS are publishing books in the Mathematical Circles Library series as a service to young people, their parents and teachers, and the mathematics profession. Titles in this series are co-published with the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI).
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Preparing Teachers:

Building Evidence for Sound Policy

Author: Committee on the Study of Teacher Preparation Programs in the United States,Board on Testing and Assessment,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309128056

Category: Education

Page: 234

View: 7055

Teachers make a difference. The success of any plan for improving educational outcomes depends on the teachers who carry it out and thus on the abilities of those attracted to the field and their preparation. Yet there are many questions about how teachers are being prepared and how they ought to be prepared. Yet, teacher preparation is often treated as an afterthought in discussions of improving the public education system. Preparing Teachers addresses the issue of teacher preparation with specific attention to reading, mathematics, and science. The book evaluates the characteristics of the candidates who enter teacher preparation programs, the sorts of instruction and experiences teacher candidates receive in preparation programs, and the extent that the required instruction and experiences are consistent with converging scientific evidence. Preparing Teachers also identifies a need for a data collection model to provide valid and reliable information about the content knowledge, pedagogical competence, and effectiveness of graduates from the various kinds of teacher preparation programs. Federal and state policy makers need reliable, outcomes-based information to make sound decisions, and teacher educators need to know how best to contribute to the development of effective teachers. Clearer understanding of the content and character of effective teacher preparation is critical to improving it and to ensuring that the same critiques and questions are not being repeated 10 years from now.
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University of Toronto Mathematics Competition (2001–2015)

Author: Edward J. Barbeau

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319281062

Category: Mathematics

Page: 207

View: 410

This text records the problems given for the first 15 annual undergraduate mathematics competitions, held in March each year since 2001 at the University of Toronto. Problems cover areas of single-variable differential and integral calculus, linear algebra, advanced algebra, analytic geometry, combinatorics, basic group theory, and number theory. The problems of the competitions are given in chronological order as presented to the students. The solutions appear in subsequent chapters according to subject matter. Appendices recall some background material and list the names of students who did well. The University of Toronto Undergraduate Competition was founded to provide additional competition experience for undergraduates preparing for the Putnam competition, and is particularly useful for the freshman or sophomore undergraduate. Lecturers, instructors, and coaches for mathematics competitions will find this presentation useful. Many of the problems are of intermediate difficulty and relate to the first two years of the undergraduate curriculum. The problems presented may be particularly useful for regular class assignments. Moreover, this text contains problems that lie outside the regular syllabus and may interest students who are eager to learn beyond the classroom.
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Equity and Quality in Education Supporting Disadvantaged Students and Schools

Supporting Disadvantaged Students and Schools

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264130853


Page: 168

View: 8473

Across OECD countries, almost one in every five students does not reach a basic minimum level of skills. This book presents a series of policy recommendations for education systems to help all children succeed.
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The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition 1985-2000

Problems, Solutions and Commentary

Author: Kiran S. Kedlaya,Bjorn Poonen,Ravi Vakil

Publisher: MAA

ISBN: 9780883858073

Category: Mathematics

Page: 337

View: 469

The William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition is the premier undergraduate mathematical competition in North America. This volume contains problems from the years 1985-2000, with solutions and extensive commentary. It is unlike the first two Putnam volumes and unlike virtually every other problem-based book, in that it places the problems in the context of important mathematical themes. The authors highlight connections to other problems, to the curriculum, and to more advanced topics. The best problems contain kernels of sophisticated ideas related to important current research, and yet the problems are accessible to undergraduates. The heart of the book is in the solutions, which have been compiled through extensive research. In editing the solutions, the authors have kept a student audience in mind, explaining techniques that have relevance to more than the problem at hand, suggesting references for further reading, and mentioning related problems, some of which are unsolved.
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Educating the Student Body

Taking Physical Activity and Physical Education to School

Author: Committee on Physical Activity and Physical Education in the School Environment,Food and Nutrition Board,Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309283140

Category: Medical

Page: 475

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Physical inactivity is a key determinant of health across the lifespan. A lack of activity increases the risk of heart disease, colon and breast cancer, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, osteoporosis, anxiety and depression and others diseases. Emerging literature has suggested that in terms of mortality, the global population health burden of physical inactivity approaches that of cigarette smoking. The prevalence and substantial disease risk associated with physical inactivity has been described as a pandemic. The prevalence, health impact, and evidence of changeability all have resulted in calls for action to increase physical activity across the lifespan. In response to the need to find ways to make physical activity a health priority for youth, the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Physical Activity and Physical Education in the School Environment was formed. Its purpose was to review the current status of physical activity and physical education in the school environment, including before, during, and after school, and examine the influences of physical activity and physical education on the short and long term physical, cognitive and brain, and psychosocial health and development of children and adolescents. Educating the Student Body makes recommendations about approaches for strengthening and improving programs and policies for physical activity and physical education in the school environment. This report lays out a set of guiding principles to guide its work on these tasks. These included: recognizing the benefits of instilling life-long physical activity habits in children; the value of using systems thinking in improving physical activity and physical education in the school environment; the recognition of current disparities in opportunities and the need to achieve equity in physical activity and physical education; the importance of considering all types of school environments; the need to take into consideration the diversity of students as recommendations are developed. This report will be of interest to local and national policymakers, school officials, teachers, and the education community, researchers, professional organizations, and parents interested in physical activity, physical education, and health for school-aged children and adolescents.
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