Reconceptualizing Mathematics

Filename: reconceptualizing-mathematics.pdf
ISBN: 1464193339
Release Date: 2016-11-11
Number of pages: 896
Author: Judith Sowder
Publisher: W. H. Freeman

Download and read online Reconceptualizing Mathematics in PDF and EPUB Reconceptualizing Mathematics, founded on research and studies of learning and mathematics teaching for many years, is designed for use in classrooms in which students take an active part in learning and experience doing math. The esteemed author team has written the only textbook of its kind to both incorporate aspects of student-centered learning into lessons and model the teaching that will be expected of their students. To this end, the authors provide worthwhile tasks, activities, and support for facilitating discussions. Quantitative reasoning and problem solving are recurring themes in Reconceptualizing Mathematics. The authors approach problem solving that teaches students to understand the quantities embedded in the situation and how they relate to each other.


Loose leaf Version for Reconceptualizing Mathematics

Filename: loose-leaf-version-for-reconceptualizing-mathematics.pdf
ISBN: 146410901X
Release Date: 2012-12-28
Number of pages: 960
Author: Judith Sowder
Publisher: W. H. Freeman

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Building Teachers A Constructivist Approach to Introducing Education

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ISBN: 9781133943013
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Number of pages: 480
Author: David Martin
Publisher: Cengage Learning

Download and read online Building Teachers A Constructivist Approach to Introducing Education in PDF and EPUB Designed from the ground up with a constructivist framework, BUILDING TEACHERS: A CONSTRUCTIVIST APPROACH TO INTRODUCING EDUCATION, 2nd Edition helps future teachers create their own understanding of education. As the authors address the key topics generally covered in an introductory book, they encourage readers to develop their own understandings by connecting their prior knowledge, experiences, and biases with new experiences to which they will be exposed during the course. Highlights of the new edition include stronger standards integration and expanded material on diversity and technology. By interacting with the materials presented, rather than merely memorizing the book’s content, readers learn what teaching is all about in an exploratory, inquiring, constructivist-based manner. In turn, they can help the children in their classrooms learn meaningfully. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Biology

Filename: biology.pdf
ISBN: 0321735862
Release Date: 2014-01-02
Number of pages: 408
Author: Eric J. Simon
Publisher: Benjamin Cummings

Download and read online Biology in PDF and EPUB (Intended for Non-Majors Biology/Introductory Biology (non-majors/mixed) Eric Simon's Biology: The Core combines a 12-chapter textbook and robust content in MasteringBiology® to offer a flexible new teaching and learning package that engages you with concise writing, beautiful and effective visuals, and outstanding interactive digital resources. This program offers an innovative teaching and learning experience by helping instructors and students: Revolutionize teaching in and out of the classroom: The unique hybrid integration of the book with MasteringBiology allows your instructor the flexibility to teach the course just the way they want via a medium that caters to the way you learn. Emphasize the big picture: The Core's concise modules focus your attention on the most important concepts and encourage you to see the relevance of biology to everyday life. Each module provides just enough information to help you understand the subject. Achieve a basic understanding of biology: The Core combines dynamic figures and illustrations with supporting narrative as the primary source of instruction to create a more engaging and accessible learning experience. Engaging and effective activities in MasteringBiology help you further visualize and understand complex biological processes. 0321744144 / 9780321744142 Biology: The Core Plus MasteringBiology with eText -- Access Card Package Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringBiology does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MasteringBiology search for ISBN-10: 0321744144/ISBN-13: 9780321744142. That package includes ISBN-10: 0321735862/ISBN-13: 9780321735867 and ISBN-10: 0321833406/ISBN-13: 9780321833402 MasteringBiology is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor.


Dark Green Religion

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ISBN: 9780520237759
Release Date: 2010
Number of pages: 338
Author: Bron Raymond Taylor
Publisher: Univ of California Press

Download and read online Dark Green Religion in PDF and EPUB "A love of green may be a human universal. Deepening the palette of green scholarship, Bron Taylor proves remarkably to be both an encyclopedist and a visionary."--Jonathan Benthall, author of Returning to Religion: Why a Secular Age is Haunted by Faith "This important book provides insight into how a profound sense of relation to nature offers many in the modern world a vehicle for attaining a spiritual wholeness akin to what has been historically associated with established religion. In this sense, Dark Green Religion offers both understanding and hope for a world struggling for meaning and purpose beyond the isolation of the material here and now."--Stephen Kellert, Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies "In this thought-provoking volume, Bron Taylor explores the seemingly boundless efforts by human beings to understand the nature of life and our place in the universe. Examining in depth the ways in which influential philosophers and naturalists have viewed this relationship, Taylor contributes to the further development of thought in this critically important area, where our depth of understanding will play a critical role in our survival."--Peter H. Raven, President, Missouri Botanical Garden "Carefully researched, strongly argued, originally conceived, and very well executed, this book is a vital contribution on a subject of immense religious, political, and environmental importance. It's also a great read."--Roger S. Gottlieb, author of A Greener Faith: Religious Environmentalism and our Planet's Future "A fascinating analysis of our emotional and spiritual relationship to nature. Whether you call it dark green religion or something else, Bron Taylor takes us through our spiritual relationship with our planet, its ecosystems and evolution, in an enlightened and completely undogmatic manner."--Dr. Claude Martin, Former Director General, World Wildlife Fund "An excellent collection of guideposts for perplexed students and scholars about the relationships of nature religions, spirituality, animism, pantheism, deep ecology, Gaia, and land ethics--and for the environmentalist seeking to make the world a better place through green religion as a social force."--Fikret Berkes, author of Sacred Ecology: Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Resource Management "Dark Green Religion shows conclusively how nature has inspired a growing religious movement on the planet, contesting the long reign of many older faiths. Taylor expertly guides us through an astonishing array of thinkers, past and present, who have embraced, in part or whole, the new religion. I was thoroughly convinced that this movement has indeed become a major force on Earth, with great potential consequences for our environmental ethics."--Donald Worster, University of Kansas "In this exceptionally interesting and informative book, Bron Taylor has harvested the fruits of years of pioneering research in what amounts to a new field in religious studies: the study of how religious/spiritual themes show up in the work of people concerned about nature in many diverse ways. Taylor persuasively argues that appreciation of nature's sacred or spiritual dimension both informs and motivates the work of individuals ranging from radical environmentalists and surfers, to eco-tourism leaders and museum curators. I highly recommend this book for everyone interested learning more about the surprising extent to which religious/spiritual influences many of those who work to protect, to exhibit, or to represent the natural world."--Michael E. Zimmerman, Director, Center for Humanities and the Arts, University of Colorado at Boulder


Frames of War

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ISBN: 9781784782498
Release Date: 2016-02-23
Number of pages: 224
Author: Judith Butler
Publisher: Verso Books

Download and read online Frames of War in PDF and EPUB In Frames of War, Judith Butler explores the media’s portrayal of state violence, a process integral to the way in which the West wages modern war. This portrayal has saturated our understanding of human life, and has led to the exploitation and abandonment of whole peoples, who are cast as existential threats rather than as living populations in need of protection. These people are framed as already lost, to imprisonment, unemployment and starvation, and can easily be dismissed. In the twisted logic that rationalizes their deaths, the loss of such populations is deemed necessary to protect the lives of ‘the living.’ This disparity, Butler argues, has profound implications for why and when we feel horror, outrage, guilt, loss and righteous indifference, both in the context of war and, increasingly, everyday life. This book discerns the resistance to the frames of war in the context of the images from Abu Ghraib, the poetry from Guantanamo, recent European policy on immigration and Islam, and debates on normativity and non-violence. In this urgent response to ever more dominant methods of coercion, violence and racism, Butler calls for a re-conceptualization of the Left, one that brokers cultural difference and cultivates resistance to the illegitimate and arbitrary effects of state violence and its vicissitudes.


Preparing Educators for Arts Integration

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ISBN: 9780807758489
Release Date: 2017-02-24
Number of pages: 224
Author: Gene Diaz
Publisher: Teachers College Press

Download and read online Preparing Educators for Arts Integration in PDF and EPUB This resource examines professional development approaches from across the United States to help schools and allied arts groups integrate the arts into an already crowded K12 curriculum. The authors document the purposes and structures of a broad spectrum of current efforts and programs. Several of these programs have been in place for decades, thus demonstrating their sustainability and effectiveness. Emphasizing the value of collaboration among teachers, artists, educational leaders, and community partners, the book draws on the broad range of experiences of the authors, who came together as a working group of the Art Education Partnership. Readers will find strong, empirically tested models of arts integration to inform curriculum development and teacher professional learning. Book Features: the first critical reflection on arts-integration training programs and projects from across the United States; promising practices for pre- and inservice teacher professional development programs in arts integration; and a summary list of recommendations for actions based on the authors collaborative experiences. Contributors: Sibyl Barnum, Elaine Bernstorf, Karen Bradley, Amy Charleroy, Colleen Hearn Dean, Lisa Donovan, Eric Engdahl, Don Glass, Elizabeth Hallmark, Jean Hendrickson, R. Scot Hockman, Joyce Huser, Julia Marshall, Una McAlinden, Susan McGreevy-Nichols, Mary Ann Mears, Kathy ODell, Pamela Paulson, Susan J. Rotkovitz, Lori Snyder, Terry Sweeting, and Peg Winkelman.


Practicing Texas Politics 2017 2018 Edition

Filename: practicing-texas-politics-2017-2018-edition.pdf
ISBN: 9781305952027
Release Date: 2016-12-05
Number of pages: 592
Author: Lyle Brown
Publisher: Cengage Learning

Download and read online Practicing Texas Politics 2017 2018 Edition in PDF and EPUB PRACTICING TEXAS POLITICS, 2017-2018 Edition, analyzes the practices and policies of the Lone Star State and gives students a realistic introduction to how public-policy making is conducted there. This edition includes a special focus on the role of a growing Latino population in all aspects of Texas government, the impact of the 2016 elections on the state, and the effect of a floundering oil and gas industry on state finances. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Nested Ecology

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ISBN: 9780801892899
Release Date: 2009-04-20
Number of pages: 245
Author: Edward T. Wimberley
Publisher: JHU Press

Download and read online Nested Ecology in PDF and EPUB Nested Ecology provides a pragmatic and functional approach to realizing a sustainable environmental ethic. Edward T. Wimberley asserts that a practical ecological ethic must focus on human decision making within the context of larger social and environmental systems. Think of a set of mixing bowls, in which smaller bowls sit within larger ones. Wimberley sees the world in much the same way, with personal ecologies embedded in social ecologies that in turn are nested within natural ecologies. Wimberley urges a complete reconceptualization of the human place in the ecological hierarchy. Going beyond the physical realms in which people live and interact, he extends the concept of ecology to spirituality and the "ecology of the unknown." In doing so, Wimberley defines a new environmental philosophy and a new ecological ethic.


Child Development and Education

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ISBN: 9781442564114
Release Date: 2012-08-21
Number of pages: 713
Author: Teresa M. McDevitt
Publisher: Pearson Higher Education AU

Download and read online Child Development and Education in PDF and EPUB Child Development and Education is a comprehensive child development text written especially for educators. It helps students to translate developmental theories into practical implications for teaching and caring for youngsters with diverse backgrounds, characteristics and needs. The text draws from innumerable theoretical concepts, research studies conducted around the world and the authors’ own experiences as parents, teachers, psychologists and researchers to identify strategies for promoting young people’s physical, cognitive and social–emotional growth. In this Australian edition, contemporary Australian and New Zealand research has been highlighted, and local educational structures, philosophies and controversies have been reflected.



Foundations of Earth Science

Filename: foundations-of-earth-science.pdf
ISBN: 9780134294827
Release Date: 2016-09-16
Number of pages: 528
Author: Frederick K. Lutgens
Publisher: Pearson

Download and read online Foundations of Earth Science in PDF and EPUB For all introductory Earth Science courses. Digital Content and Experiences Bring Earth Science To Life Ideal for undergraduates with little or no science background, Foundations of Earth Science provides a student-friendly, highly visual, non-technical survey of our physical environment with balanced, up-to-date coverage of geology, oceanography, astronomy, and meteorology. Foundations of Earth Science is thebrief, paperback version of the best-selling Earth Science by Lutgens and Tarbuck, and designed for introductory courses in Earth science. The new Eighth Edition facilitates active learning by incorporating learning objectives throughout each chapter to provide students with a structured learning path. The learning path is tied to chapter objectives, giving students opportunities to demonstrate their understanding at the end of each section. The Eighth Edition uses the BouncePages image recognition app (available at no charge on both iOS and Android stores) to connect students’ digital devices to the print textbook, enhancing their reading and learning experience. Lutgens/Tarbuck’s innovative SmartFigures feature has been expanded, adding new digital content via Project Condor, Mobile Field Trips by Michael Collier, Animated Figures, and additional tutorial videos from Callan Bentley.This edition also includes MasteringGeology, the most complete, easy-to-use, engaging tutorial and assessment tool available. Also Available with MasteringGeology™ MasteringGeology is 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; MasteringGeology does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MasteringGeology, 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 MasteringGeology, search for: 0134127641/ 9780134127644 Foundations of Earth Science Plus MasteringGeology with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134184815 / 9780134184814 Foundations of Earth Science 0134251881 / 9780134251882 MasteringGeology with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Foundations of Earth Science


Conceptual Integrated Science Pearson New International Edition

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ISBN: 9781292036267
Release Date: 2013-08-28
Number of pages: 984
Author: Paul G Hewitt
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

Download and read online Conceptual Integrated Science Pearson New International Edition in PDF and EPUB This best-selling introduction to the physical and life sciences emphasizes concepts over computation and treats equations as a guide to thinking so the reader can connect ideas. Conceptual Integrated Science covers physics, chemistry, earth science, astronomy, and biology at a level appropriate for non-science students. The conceptual approach relates science to everyday life, is personal and direct, deemphasizes jargon, and emphasizes central ideas. The conceptual ideas serve as the foundation supporting and integrating all the sciences.