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Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13

By Helaine Becker
  • ISBN Code: : 125020805X
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Pages : 40
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
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  • Pdf : counting-on-katherine.pdf

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The bold story of Katherine Johnson, an African-American mathematician who worked for NASA during the space race and was depicted in the film Hidden Figures. You've likely heard of the historic Apollo 13 moon landing. But do you know about the mathematical genius who made sure that Apollo 13 returned safely home? As a child, Katherine Johnson loved to count. She counted the steps on the road, the number of dishes and spoons she washed in the kitchen sink, everything! Boundless, curious, and excited by calculations, young Katherine longed to know as much as she could about math, about the universe. From Katherine's early beginnings as a gifted student to her heroic accomplishments as a prominent mathematician at NASA, Counting on Katherine is the story of a groundbreaking American woman who not only calculated the course of moon landings but, in turn, saved lives and made enormous contributions to history. Christy Ottaviano Books

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  • Pdf File: growing-up-green.pdf

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Growing Up Green allows young students (grades K-2) to build critical and creative thinking skills, while also improving skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The book: Includes 10 problem-based investigations that explore sustainability and environmental concerns. Covers topics such as reducing one's carbon footprint, developing green manufacturing processes, initiating a recycling program, and more. Is perfect for general education classrooms, single- or multi-grade gifted classrooms, or pull-out programs. Features crosscurricular connections. Includes a list of apps, websites, and books that can be used to increase students' understanding and curiosity. Each investigation includes comprehensive teacher instructions, ideas for differentiation, hands-on student activities, reproducible student resources, reflection opportunities, and assessment options. The engaging investigations guide learners through the process of identifying problems, developing research questions, gathering and analyzing data, developing possible solutions, and disseminating information to others. Grades K-2

Grasping Mysteries

By Jeannine Atkins
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1534460705
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 365
  • Pdf File: grasping-mysteries.pdf

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“Informative, pithy, wry, very readable.” —Booklist Learn about seven groundbreaking women in math and science in this gorgeously written biographical novel-in-verse, a companion to Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science. After a childhood spent looking up at the stars, Caroline Herschel was the first woman to discover a comet and to earn a salary for scientific research. Florence Nightingale was a trailblazing nurse whose work reformed hospitals and one of the founders of the field of medical statistics. The first female electrical engineer, Hertha Marks Ayrton registered twenty-six patents for her inventions. Marie Tharp helped create the first map of the entire ocean floor, which helped scientists understand our subaquatic world and suggested how the continents shifted. A mathematical prodigy, Katherine Johnson calculated trajectories and launch windows for many NASA projects including the Apollo 11 mission. Edna Lee Paisano, a citizen of the Nez Perce Nation, was the first Native American to work full time for the Census Bureau, overseeing a large increase in American Indian and Alaskan Native representation. And Vera Rubin studied more than two hundred galaxies and found the first strong evidence for dark matter. Told in vibrant, evocative poems, this stunning novel celebrates seven remarkable women who used math as their key to explore the mysteries of the universe and grew up to do innovative work that changed the world.

Strengths-Based Teaching and Learning in Mathematics

By Beth McCord Kobett,Karen S. Karp
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • Book Code : 1544374925
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 226
  • Pdf File: strengths-based-teaching-and-learning-in-mathematics.pdf

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"This book is a game changer! Strengths-Based Teaching and Learning in Mathematics: 5 Teaching Turnarounds for Grades K- 6 goes beyond simply providing information by sharing a pathway for changing practice. . . Focusing on our students’ strengths should be routine and can be lost in the day-to-day teaching demands. A teacher using these approaches can change the trajectory of students’ lives forever. All teachers need this resource! Connie S. Schrock Emporia State University National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics President, 2017-2019 NEW COVID RESOURCES ADDED: A Parent’s Toolkit to Strengths-Based Learning in Math is now available on the book’s companion website to support families engaged in math learning at home. This toolkit provides a variety of home-based activities and games for families to engage in together. Your game plan for unlocking mathematics by focusing on students’ strengths. We often evaluate student thinking and their work from a deficit point of view, particularly in mathematics, where many teachers have been taught that their role is to diagnose and eradicate students’ misconceptions. But what if instead of focusing on what students don’t know or haven’t mastered, we identify their mathematical strengths and build next instructional steps on students’ points of power? Beth McCord Kobett and Karen S. Karp answer this question and others by highlighting five key teaching turnarounds for improving students’ mathematics learning: identify teaching strengths, discover and leverage students’ strengths, design instruction from a strengths-based perspective, help students identify their points of power, and promote strengths in the school community and at home. Each chapter provides opportunities to stop and consider current practice, reflect, and transfer practice while also sharing · Downloadable resources, activities, and tools · Examples of student work within Grades K–6 · Real teachers’ notes and reflections for discussion It’s time to turn around our approach to mathematics instruction, end deficit thinking, and nurture each student’s mathematical strengths by emphasizing what makes them each unique and powerful.

Inclusive Texts in Elementary Classrooms

By Amy J. Heineke,Aimee Papola-Ellis
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Teachers College Press
  • Book Code : 0807780782
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 803
  • Pdf File: inclusive-texts-in-elementary-classrooms.pdf

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Learn how to put children’s diverse and storied experiences at the center of the curriculum. Schools are more diverse than ever before, but the texts and materials that typify classroom curricula continue to prioritize so-called mainstream stories and perspectives. These canonical texts often exclude the nuanced identities and rich lived experiences of the very children sitting in today's classrooms. But kids thrive when they see themselves in texts and learn about the world around them by connecting with the experiences of others. Based on the authors’ work with elementary school teachers over the last decade, this resource offers strategies for moving away from canonical texts. The authors present a four-part framework for selecting, using, and engaging students with texts that promote children’s identity development, literacy engagement and comprehension, and learning across the content areas. The practical text provides guidance for setting learning goals that align with relevant standards and curricular directives, as well as classrooms examples, teaching strategies, and reflective questions. Book Features: An actionable way for teachers to move from theory to practice, using what we know about culturally relevant practice and critical literacy to create instruction that enhances children’s classroom experiences and learning. An inclusive and intersectional approach that supports all teachers in enhancing their classroom libraries and curricular resources for the benefit of all students. Specific ideas for texts and authors, as well as more generalizable themes and ideas that will guide future exploration and use of texts in classrooms. Tangible strategies and rich classrooms examples from 20 expert teachers spanning diverse elementary school settings. Reflective questions to help practitioners personalize the content to their own contexts.

Summer Bridge Activities®

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  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rainbow Bridge Publishing
  • Book Code : 1483819019
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 147
  • Pdf File: summer-bridge-activities.pdf

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Workbook Features: • Ages 8-10, Grades 3-4 • 160 pages, about 8 inches x 10 1⁄2 inches • Reading, writing, math, science, social studies, and more • Includes fun fitness activities • Flash cards, stickers, completion certificate, and answer key included Hands-On Summer Learning: Summer Bridge Activities Workbook helps third—fourth graders keep their skills sharp during the summer months to prevent summer learning loss through fun practice pages and activities, engaging fitness activities, and more. What’s Included: This book covers all subjects, focusing on reading comprehension skills, word problems, social studies, science experiments, fitness activities, and more. Flash cards, reward stickers, and a completion certificate are also included. How It Works: Each page is numbered by day so kids and parents can track progress and reach monthly learning goals. Each activity features clear, step-by-step instructions and practice pages to help sharpen students' skills for the school year ahead. Just 15 Minutes A Day: Two months of learning loss occurs during the summer, with the highest losses being in math and spelling. This activity book is designed to prevent summer learning loss in just 15 minutes per day through hands-on activities. Why Summer Bridge: Award-winning Summer Bridge Activities® engage children's creativity and learning potential and keep kids mentally and physically active to prevent summer learning loss and pave the way for a successful new school year ahead.

Summer Bridge Activities Spanish 3-4

By
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Carson-Dellosa Publishing
  • Book Code : 148386698X
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 514
  • Pdf File: summer-bridge-activities-spanish-3-4.pdf

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Libro de ejercicios en español para consolidar conocimientos de 3.er a 4.o grado para niños de 8 y 9 años Evite la pérdida del aprendizaje durante el verano y prepare a su hijo que va a tercer grado y habla español para que tenga éxito cuando vuelva a la escuela en solo 15 minutos al día, con actividades, ejercicios y juegos divertidos atractivos: ¡todo en un solo libro de ejercicios en español! El libro de ejercicios Summer Bridge Activities en español para niños de 3.er y 4.o grado es una excelente manera en que su hijo que va a tercer grado puede aprender habilidades esenciales de lectura, escritura, matemáticas, ciencias y estudios sociales en español que son divertidas Y educativas. Por qué le encantará este libro en español Actividades atractivas y educativas para niños de 3.er y 4.o grado. “Medir ángulos”, “completar los espacios en blanco de historias ” y “experimentos de ciencias” prácticos son algunas de las actividades divertidas de este libro de ejercicios para niños de 3.er grado que ayudan a impulsar el aprendizaje en el plan de estudios de tercer a cuarto grado de su hijo. Trabajo en equipo. Las instrucciones y las clases en español ayudan a los hablantes de español a trabajar junto a su hijo; incluyen traducciones al inglés de vocabulario entre paréntesis donde corresponda en actividades que ayudan a los estudiantes a aprender conceptos en inglés. Las actividades relacionadas con el aprendizaje del inglés están redactadas en inglés e incluyen una instrucción en español. Prueba del progreso en el camino. Haga un seguimiento del progreso de su hijo que va a tercer grado antes de que pase a clases nuevas y emocionantes con la matriz de habilidades y responda la guía que está en el reverso del libro de ejercicios para niños de 3.er grado. De tamaño práctico para cada actividad. El libro de ejercicios en español de 160 páginas para niños está medido de manera práctica (alrededor de 8 pulgadas x 10,5 pulgadas), lo que le da a su hijo que va a tercer grado mucho espacio para completar los ejercicios de cada hoja. Acerca de Summer Bridge Activities El premiado libro Summer Bridge Activities® fomenta la creatividad y el potencial de aprendizaje de los niños y los mantiene mental y físicamente activos para evitar la pérdida del aprendizaje durante el verano y preparar el camino para un nuevo año escolar exitoso. El libro de ejercicios en español incluye lo siguiente: Más de 60 días de actividades e instrucciones paso a paso en español Tarjetas didácticas, calcomanías y un certificado de finalización Un tamaño perfecto de 8” x 10 1⁄2” para llevar el aprendizaje de su hijo a cualquier parte