Loose-leaf Version for Reconceptualizing Mathematics

Author: Judith Sowder,Larry Sowder,Susan Nickerson

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1464152896

Category: Mathematics

Page: 814

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More and more, prospective elementary teachers are being asked to develop what the Conference Board of Mathematical Sciences (CBMS) calls “the habits of a mathematical thinker.” This breakthrough text became the new standard for training future elementary math teachers by doing just that, helping them absorb the ideas underlying essential math concepts, rather than just working problems and memorizing facts. Created from extensive math education research and class-testing, the book’s innovative pedagogy, convenient format (three-hole punched, perforated pages, wide margins), and supporting technology make it the ideal text for helping today’s students become tomorrow’s teachers

Profit Beyond Measure

Extraordinary Results through Attention to Work and People

Author: Anders Broms,H. Thomas Johnson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 074321319X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Waste has plagued almost every industrial-age firm for the past century. In this powerfully argued alternative to conventional cost management thinking, experts H. Thomas Johnson and Anders Bröms assert that any company can avoid the waste that is generated through excessive operating costs in the short run and excessive losses from market instability in the long run. To gain more secure levels of profitability, management must simply change how it thinks about work and how it organizes work. Profit Beyond Measure details how two extremely profitable manufacturers, Toyota and the Swedish truck maker Scania, have rejected the traditional mechanistic mindset of managing by results that generates waste. Johnson and Bröms explain how Toyota and Scania achieve their legendary cost advantage through a revolutionary concept they call managing by means (MBM). Instead of being driven to meet preconceived accounting targets, the production systems of Toyota and Scania are governed by the three precepts that guide all living systems: self-organization, interdependence, and diversity. Amid a wealth of new insights into Toyota's vaunted system, Johnson and Bröms introduce the tools of MBM to show how design, production, and profitability analysis are done to customer order. They demonstrate that by following the principles that emulate life systems, even a lean and profitable company can organize work to greatly lessen its long-term earnings instability and sharply reduce its short-run operating costs. Scania has achieved sixty-five years of financial stability and longevity in the face of fierce competition. Toyota has amassed a market value since 1988 that has rivaled -- or sometimes surpassed -- the American "Big Three" automakers combined. The principles that Johnson and Bröms set forth in Profit Beyond Measure can guarantee the same richer, longer life to any company that applies them.

FOCUS on College Success

Author: Constance Staley

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337097160

Category: Education

Page: 464

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With increased attention to diversity, mindfulness, resilience, grit, productivity, financial literacy, alternative presentation e-tools, and new career planning strategies, the fifth edition of FOCUS ON COLLEGE SUCCESS recognizes the varied experiences you bring to the college classroom and guides you to build your motivation and increase your focus. Because of its engaging, relevant style that speaks to readers directly, 97% of students surveyed recommended that their professor use this book again with next year's first-year students. While college success strategies may seem like common sense (after you read about them), many are not. Written by a leader in the field of motivation and focus, the text covers topics, tools, and techniques that will deliver results. By learning these skills early on, you can avoid many of the pitfalls which cause so many students to stumble. All of the book's exercises and activities are designed to help you learn more about yourself and help you focus on what you need to do to succeed. Going well beyond college, these lessons will help you in your career and your personal life. Specific tools help you make self-discoveries and chart your progress through the text. Did you know that your odds of completing college successfully go up after you take a college success course? That makes FOCUS ON COLLEGE SUCCESS a no-brainer. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Indispensable Guide to Undergraduate Research

Success in and Beyond College

Author: Anne H. Charity Hudley,Cheryl L. Dickter,Hannah A. Franz

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807775827

Category: Study Aids

Page: N.A

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Despite all of the information that exists to encourage students to attend and do well in college, this is the first research-based guide that directly advises first- and second-year college students. With a focus on the needs and interests of students who are underrepresented in the academy (African American, Latinx, low-income, and first-generation students), this book will help all students take full advantage of the academic resources that the university setting has to offer. The authors introduce students to different types of research across the disciplines, showing them how to work with professors to build a course of study, how to integrate research work into coursework, and how to write and present research. This timely volume will also assist faculty, staff, and parents in providing the needed tools to promote student success. Book Features: Prepares students for the transition from high school to college with a focus on writing, time management, and research skills.Addresses the challenges that face high-achieving, underrepresented students.Empowers students to seek out resources and research opportunities to achieve their full academic potential.Includes models, approaches, student voices, and vignettes from the authors’ successful undergraduate research program. “A must read for every college student. This practical guide provides a roadmap for success as a researcher, a scholar, and a learner.” —Tia Brown McNair, Association of American Colleges & Universities “Faculty mentors and administrative leaders who aspire to be effective sponsors and supporters of students from diverse backgrounds should definitely acquire this resource.” —Elizabeth L. Ambos, Council on Undergraduate Research “What I love about this book is the broader, humanistic conversation about how pursuing research becomes a window into how one becomes a supremely informed and critical citizen.” —Armando Bengochea, director, Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program

Teaching Elementary Physical Education

Strategies for the Classroom Teacher

Author: Peter A. Hastie,Ellen H. Martin

Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780805328349

Category: Education

Page: 467

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Teaching Elementary Physical Education: Strategies for the Classroom Teacher gives elementary education teachers the tools and strategies they need to teach physical education using a skills-based approach. Designed for the non-physical education teacher, the book provides a shorter, more focused presentation of how and what to teach in physical education. Introduction to Elementary Physical Education, Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment, Motor Skills to Children, The Daily Physical Education Lesson Plan, Strategies for Instruction, Strategies for Assessing Student Work, Managing a Physical Education Class: Protocols, Rules, and Accountability Systems, Managing Equipment, Space, and Time, Strategies for Managing Behavior During a Physical Education Lesson, Creating a Physically Safe Learning Environment, Strategies for Teaching Locomotor and Nonlocomotor Skills, Strategies for Teaching Manipulative Skills, Strategies for Teaching Games, Strategies for Teaching Rhythmic Movement, Strategies for Promoting Physical Activity and Fitness, Strategies for Complementing Classroom Work. For all readers interested in teaching elementary physical education.

Content Area Reading and Literacy

Succeeding in Today's Diverse Classrooms

Author: Victoria Ridgeway Gillis,Donna E. Alvermann,George Boggs

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780133846546

Category: Education

Page: 368

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This title is only available as a loose-leaf version with Pearson eText. A focus on learning content through discipline-appropriate literacy practices, a strong emphasis on writing, and a current look at the use of media in teaching are hallmarks of the new edition of this widely popular text. Throughout, middle and secondary school teachers get a readable presentation of discipline-appropriate literacy practices and examples and adaptions of selected strategies. Set up to ensure comprehension, the chapters link to the Learning Cycle presented in the beginning of the book, graphic organizers help readers navigate chapter content, and questions, summaries, vignettes, and examples make the concepts clear. This edition of Content Area Reading and Literacy features three full chapters focusing on writing instruction, integrates culture and diversity throughout, and expands or reemphasizes important topics, such as life-long readers and learners beyond the printed text, close and critical reading in discipline-appropriate ways, evidence-based writing, and multimodal texts. 0133846547 / 9780133846546 Content Area Reading and Literacy: Succeeding in Today's Diverse Classrooms, Pearson eText with Loose-Leaf Version -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134228340 / 9780134228341 Content Area Reading and Literacy: Succeeding in Today's Diverse Classrooms, Pearson eText -- Access Card 013425645X / 9780134256450 Content Area Reading and Literacy: Succeeding in Today's Diverse Classrooms, Loose-Leaf Version

Promoting Physical Activity and Health in the Classroom

Author: Robert P. Pangrazi,Aaron Beighle,Deb Pangrazi

Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780321547620

Category: Education

Page: 385

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Promoting Physical Activity and Health in the Classroom responds to the growing trend in K-6 education, where classroom teachers with no specific Physical Education training must increasingly implement activities in nontraditional settings—often with limited space, equipment, time, and planning. The book is colorful, engaging, compact, and user-friendly. Its practical organization, combined with detachable, sortable index-size cards comprising more than 260 separate activities, enables teachers to implement them immediately and provides a unique resource not previously available to instructors. Improving the Health of America's Children, Understanding Children's Needs and Readiness for Physical Activity, Teaching Physical Activities Safely and Effectively, Improving the Effectiveness of Instruction and Feedback, Management and Discipline in an Activity Setting, Teaching Children with Special Needs, Integrating Physical Activity and Academics, Increasing Student's Activity Levels, Helping Students Develop Physical Fitness, Improving Students' Nutrition, Teaching Sun Safety, Promoting Children's Health Beyond the School Day. Intended for those interested in learning about how to promote physical activity and health in the classroom.

Introduction to Human Communication

Perception, Meaning, and Identity

Author: Susan R. Beauchamp,Stanley J. Baran

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780190918767

Category: Communication

Page: N.A

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"Introduction to Human Communication shows how effective communication is central to shared meaning-making, identity construction and maintenance, and responsible interaction with the world. In an inviting and engaging style, Beauchamp and Baran provide the most current and complete survey of the discipline. They cover the basics of communication theory and research with vivid examples while providing practical tools to help students become more thoughtful, confident, and ethical communicators. The text demonstrates the relevance of communication to our everyday lives and invites students to apply what they learn in a broad variety of contexts, including mass communication, organizational communication, health communication, social media, and media literacy"--

The Good Earth: Introduction to Earth Science

Author: Catherine Knight,Lisa E. Park,Katharine Owens,David Steer, Ph.D.,David A McConnell

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780078022883

Category: Science

Page: 560

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The Good Earth is the product of collaboration between the content rigor provided by Earth Science specialists and the results of research on learning. The Good Earth has been explicitly designed to be compatible with active learning teaching strategies in the college classroom. The structural elements of this text will allow the instructor to incorporate these student-centered teaching methods into their Earth Science course. The authors have tested the book’s content and pedagogy in large Earth Science classes for non-majors that are populated with mostly freshmen. Their experiences show that the materials and methods in The Good Earth can improve students’ learning, increase daily attendance, reduce attrition, and increase students’ enthusiasm in comparison with classes taught following a traditional lecture format. The authors have chosen to emphasize three scientific themes throughout the text: i) scientific literacy; ii) Earth Science and the human experience; and, iii) the science of global change. The discussion of scientific methods is woven into the text throughout. They have included numerous examples of human interaction with the Earth that can serve as entry points for students to appreciate the nature of science. Global change is a theme that is evident in much current Earth Science research so our authors have used global change as a content theme throughout the book.

World Regions in Global Context

Peoples, Places, and Environments

Author: Sallie A. Marston,Paul L. Knox,Diana M. Liverman,Vincent Del Casino Jr.,Paul F. Robbins

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134262883

Category: Science

Page: 480

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For courses in world regional geography. Conceptual Exploration of World Regions and the Myriad Issues Critical to Geography Today World Regions in Global Context presents a strong global sensibility and an emphasis on current events, with examples of interdependent development, spatial and social inequality, and questions of spatial justice. The authors maintain that regions are the outcomes of the twin forces of globalization and regionalization. Therefore, each regional chapter stresses the global systems of connection that drive unique regional processes, making regions different. By studying regions, students not only learn the critical elements of different places, but also come to understand the fundamental processes that drive change. The 6th Edition is a briefer, more visual text that still maintains its conceptual rigor by addressing today’s critical geographic themes, incorporating deeper focus on sustainability issues, new human stories from the regions, cutting-edge data visualizations and infographics, including a completely modernized cartography program, and much more. Also Available with Mastering Geography This title is also available with Mastering™ Geography--an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Interactive, self-paced tutorials provide individualized coaching to help students stay on track. With a wide range of activities available, students can actively learn, understand, and retain even the most difficult concepts. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; Mastering Geography does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering Geography, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Mastering Geography, search for: 0134182723 / 9780134182728 World Regions in Global Context: Peoples, Places, and Environments Plus Mastering Geography with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134183649 / 9780134183640 World Regions in Global Context: Peoples, Places, and Environments 0134153669 / 9780134153667 Mastering Geography with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for World Regions in Global Context: Peoples, Places, and Environments World Regions in Global Context , 6th Edition is also available via Pearson eText, a simple-to-use, mobile, personalized reading experience that lets instructors connect with and motivate students — right in their eTextbook. Learn more.

Information Systems, Technology and Management

6th International Conference, ICISTM 2012, Grenoble, France, March 28-30. Proceedings

Author: Sumeet Dua,Aryya Gangopadhyay,P. Thulasiraman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642291651

Category: Computers

Page: 480

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information Systems, Technology and Management, ICISTM 2012, held in Grenoble, France, in March 2012. The 38 revised papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 85 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on information systems; information technology; information management; business intelligence; management science and education; applications; workshop on program protection and reverse engineering.

Skating on Air

The Broadcast History of an Olympic Marquee Sport

Author: Kelli Lawrence

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786485442

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 244

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Of all winter sports, none is so widely watched and commented upon by the media as figure skating, which is often considered the Winter Olympics’ centerpiece. This critical text examines the ways in which media attention has gradually altered and affected the sport, from the early appearances of Sonja Henie, to skating’s gradual audience growth via television, and to the ramifications of the scandals in the 1994 and 2002 Olympics. The topic is illuminated by more than 30 interviews with commentators, skaters, producers, directors and others. In addition to numerous photos, illustrations show the compulsory figures for which “figure skating” got its name, as well as a sample of the charted-out “camera blocking” for TV directors. Appendices include collected anecdotes from early broadcasting experiences; a profile of broadcaster Jim McKay; and commentary from Carol Heiss on her 1961 musical Snow White and the Three Stooges.

Mathematical Linguistics

Author: Andras Kornai

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1846289858

Category: Mathematics

Page: 290

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Mathematical Linguistics introduces the mathematical foundations of linguistics to computer scientists, engineers, and mathematicians interested in natural language processing. The book presents linguistics as a cumulative body of knowledge from the ground up: no prior knowledge of linguistics is assumed. As the first textbook of its kind, this book is useful for those in information science and in natural language technologies.

What Is Life?

A Guide to Biology

Author: Jay Phelan

Publisher: W H Freeman & Company

ISBN: 9781464107207

Category: Science

Page: 661

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The most successful new non-majors biology textbook in a decade returns in a vigorously updated new edition—with every chapter of the book carefully revised by Jay Phelan, based on the feedback of hundreds of instructors and students. The Second Edition brings forward the book's hallmark features (clear and consistent illustrations, beautiful photographs, Take-Home Message summary sections, StreetBio: Knowledge You Can Use, and Red Q Questions) while adding new pedagogy, updated content, and expanded media/supplements package. Click here to watch a sample of our Lecture Videos featuring What Is Life? author, Jay Phelan.

The Stars Are Not Enough

Scientists--Their Passions and Professions

Author: Joseph C. Hermanowicz

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226327679

Category: Science

Page: 268

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Based on sixty interviews with physicists at universities across the United States, The Stars are Not Enough offers a detailed and intimate account of the worlds in which scientists work. Joseph C. Hermanowicz looks at a range of scientists from young graduate students to older professionals well into their careers. The result is a colorful portrait of a profession and its diverse cast of characters. These deeply personal narratives reveal dreams of fame and glory, in which scientists confess their ambitions of becoming the next Newton or Einstein. However, these scientists also discuss the meaning of success and failure. We hear their stories of aspiration and anxiety, disappointment and tragedy, hope and achievement; we are privy to their doubts and to what they consider to be their limitations and weaknesses. As the scientists age in their professions, the specter of failure often visits them, and they have to accept something less than scientific immortality or even the Nobel Prize. Ultimately these stories give us more than an inside look at the details of careers in science, they also examine ambition by uncovering the forces that drive people in their professions and by describing how these forces persist or fade over time. Ambition for greatness often ignites a career and often sustains it. Yet, as Hermanowicz's study reveals, greatness eludes nearly all people in their heroic quests for extraordinary achievement. The Stars Are Not Enough offers a fascinating account that will appeal to anyone interested in how people's dreams blossom and evolve.