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A young boy suddenly notices a big problem — his butt has a huge crack! So he sets off to find a new one. Will he choose an armor-plated butt? A rocket butt? A robot butt? Find out in this quirky tale of a tail, which features hilarious rhymes and delightful illustrations. Children and parents will love this book — no ifs, ands, or butts about it!

"I can assure you right now that your kids will love this book. They will giggle, they will laugh, and they will want this book to be read over and over again because it is just plain silly and funny … the perfect kid-combo." — Storywraps

A pioneering educator, Mighton realized several years ago that children were failing math because they had come to believe they were not good at it. Once students lost confidence in their math skills and fell behind, it was very difficult for them to catch up, particularly in the classroom. He knew this from experience, because he had once failed math himself.

Using the premise that anyone can learn math and anyone can teach it, Mighton's unique teaching method isolates and describes concepts so clearly that students of all skill levels can understand them. Rather than fearing failure, students learn from and build on their own successes and gain the confidence and self-esteem they need to be inspired to learn. Mighton's methods, set forth in The Myth of Ability and implemented in hundreds of Canadian schools, have had astonishing results: Not only have they helped children overcome their fear of math, but the resulting confidence has led to improved reading and motor skills as well.

The Myth of Ability will transform the way teachers and parents look at the teaching of mathematics and, by extension, the entire process of education.

A critical read for teachers and parents who want to improve children’s mathematics learning, What’s Math Got to Do with It? is “an inspiring resource” (Publishers Weekly). Featuring all the important advice and suggestions in the original edition of What’s Math Got to Do with It?, this revised edition is now updated with new research on the brain and mathematics that is revolutionizing scientists’ understanding of learning and potential.

As always Jo Boaler presents research findings through practical ideas that can be used in classrooms and homes. The new What’s Math Got to Do with It? prepares teachers and parents for the Common Core, shares Boaler’s work on ways to teach mathematics for a “growth mindset,” and includes a range of advice to inspire teachers and parents to give their students the best mathematical experience possible.

has reimagined classic poems—such as Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” and Langston

Hughes’s “April Rain Song”—and added a dash of math. Between the silly parodies

and the wonderfully wacky art, kids will have so much fun figuring out the puzzles,

they won’t guess they’re learning! Answers appear unobtrusively on each page, and

engaging information about the original poets is included. Math games and concepts,

poetry and poet biographies—it’s all so cleverly put together. This funny book is a

treat for fans of words and numbers alike.

The anniversary edition of this bestselling volume includes the original studies that compare U.S and Chinese elementary school teachers’ mathematical understanding and offers a powerful framework for grasping the mathematical content necessary to understand and develop the thinking of school children. Highlighting notable changes in the field and the author’s work, this new edition includes an updated preface, introduction, and key journal articles that frame and contextualize this seminal work.

Mathematical Mindsets provides practical strategies and activities to help teachers and parents show all children, even those who are convinced that they are bad at math, that they can enjoy and succeed in math. Jo Boaler—Stanford researcher, professor of math education, and expert on math learning—has studied why students don't like math and often fail in math classes. She's followed thousands of students through middle and high schools to study how they learn and to find the most effective ways to unleash the math potential in all students.

There is a clear gap between what research has shown to work in teaching math and what happens in schools and at home. This book bridges that gap by turning research findings into practical activities and advice. Boaler translates Carol Dweck's concept of 'mindset' into math teaching and parenting strategies, showing how students can go from self-doubt to strong self-confidence, which is so important to math learning. Boaler reveals the steps that must be taken by schools and parents to improve math education for all. Mathematical Mindsets:

Explains how the brain processes mathematics learningReveals how to turn mistakes and struggles into valuable learning experiencesProvides examples of rich mathematical activities to replace rote learningExplains ways to give students a positive math mindsetGives examples of how assessment and grading policies need to change to support real understandingScores of students hate and fear math, so they end up leaving school without an understanding of basic mathematical concepts. Their evasion and departure hinders math-related pathways and STEM career opportunities. Research has shown very clear methods to change this phenomena, but the information has been confined to research journals—until now. Mathematical Mindsets provides a proven, practical roadmap to mathematics success for any student at any age.

SHE’LL TRY TO SOLVE FIVE QUESTIONS IN THREE HOURS, FOR ONE IMPROBABLE DREAM.

THE DREAM OF REPRESENTING HER COUNTRY, AND BECOMING A MATH OLYMPIAN.

As a small-town girl in Nova Scotia bullied for liking numbers more than boys, and lacking the encouragement of her unsupportive single mother who frowns at her daughter’s unrealistic ambition, Bethany's road to the International Math Olympiad has been marked by numerous challenges.

Through persistence, perseverance, and the support of innovative mentors who inspire her with a love of learning, Bethany confronts these challenges and develops the creativity and confidence to reach her potential.

In training to become a world-champion "mathlete", Bethany discovers the heart of mathematics – a subject that’s not about memorizing formulas, but rather about problem-solving and detecting patterns to uncover truth, as well as learning how to apply the deep and unexpected connections of mathematics to every aspect of her life, including athletics, spirituality, and environmental sustainability.

As Bethany reflects on her long journey and envisions her exciting future, she realizes that she has shattered the misguided stereotype that only boys can excel in math, and discovers a sense of purpose that through mathematics, she can and she will make an extraordinary contribution to society.

We all know it's wonderful to read bedtime stories to kids, but what about doing math? Many generations of Americans are uncomfortable with math and numbers, and too often we hear the phrase, "I'm just not good at math!" For decades, this attitude has trickled down from parents to their kids, and we now have a culture that finds math dry, intimidating, and just not cool.

Bedtime Math wants to change all that. Inside this book, families will find fun, mischief-making math problems to tackle—math that isn't just kid-friendly, but actually kid-appealing. With over 100 math riddles on topics from jalapeños and submarines to roller coasters and flamingos, this book bursts with math that looks nothing like school. And with three different levels of challenge (wee ones, little kids, and big kids), there's something for everyone. We can make numbers fun, and change the world, one Bedtime Math puzzle at a time.

And this is no average workbook—Summer Bridge Activities(R) keeps the fun and the sun in summer break! Designed to prevent a summer learning gap and keep kids mentally and physically active, the hands-on exercises can be done anywhere. These standards-based activities help kids set goals, develop character, practice fitness, and explore the outdoors. With 12 weeks of creative learning, Summer Bridge Activities(R) keeps skills sharp all summer long!

Understanding multiplying and dividing is essential for your child to do math problems with confidence. Practice Makes Perfect: Multiplication and Division gives your child bite-sized explanations of the subjects, with engaging exercises that keep her or him motivated and excited to learn. They can practice the problems they find challenging, polish skills they’ve mastered, and stretch themselves to explore skills they have not yet attempted. This book features exercises that increase in difficulty as your child proceeds through it.

This book is appropriate for a 4th grade student working above his or her grade level, or as a great review and practice for a struggling 5th or 6th grader.

The sixth edition of New Syllabus Mathematics retains the goals and objectives of the previous edition, but has been revised to meet the needs of the current users, to keep materials up-to-date as well as to give students a better understanding of the contents.

All topics are comprehensively dealt with to provide students with a firm grounding in the subject. Explanations of concepts and principles are precise and written clearly and concisely with supportive illustrations and examples. Examples and exercises have been carefully graded to aid students in progressing within and beyond each level. Those exercises marked with a require either more thinking or involve more calculations.

Numerous revision exercises are provided at appropriate intervals to enable students to recapitulate what they have learnt.

Some interesting features of this series include the following:

� an interesting introduction at the beginning of each chapter complete with photographs or graphics

� brief specific instructional objectives for each chapter

� Just For Fun arouses the students� interests in studying mathematics

� Thinking Time encourages students to think creatively and go deeper into the topics

� Exploration provides opportunities for students to learn actively and independently

� For Your Information provides extra information on mathematicians, mathematical history and events etc.

� Problem Solving Tips provides suggestions to help students in their thinking processes. We also introduce problem solving heuristics and strategies systemically throughout the series.

� Your Attention alerts students to misconceptions.

Brimming with fun and educational games and activities, the MagicalMath series provides everything you need to know to become a masterof mathematics! In each of these books, Lynette Long uses her wonunique style to help you truly understand mathematical conceptswith common objects such as playing cards, dice, coins, and everymathematician's basic tools: paper and pencil.

Inside Wacky Word Problems, you'll discover how to decode manydifferent types of word problems-from counting, logic, andpercentage problems to distance, algebra, geometry, and graphingproblems-in order to solve real-world dilemmas. While you playexciting games like Measurement Jeopardy and Percentage War, you'lllearn how to identify word cues, develop reasoning skill,s and spotkey formulas that will help you solve any problem with ease. You'llalso boost your math skills as you enter into crazy contests withyour friends, create mystery word problems, and play word-problemcharades-and have a great time doing it!

So why wait? Jump right in and find out how easy it is to become aword-problem master!

Also available in this series: Dazzling Division, DelightfulDecimals and Perfect Percents, Fabulous Fractions, Groovy Geometry,Marvelous Multiplication, and Measurement Mania, all from Wiley.

This title has Common Core connections.

Each play includes speakers for three different grade levels of readability: 4th grade and lower, 5th-6th grade, and 7th-8th grade. Concepts are presented so that they are fluid among these grade levels. Taking a cross-curricular approach, the scripts reinforce key math concepts and standards-based math skills taught in the middle grades, such as order of operations, fractions, inequalities, positive and negative numbers, and graphing on a coordinate plane. Each play includes extended activities that will help the teacher incorporate the math concept into the classroom.

These stories challenge many myths, including the notions that mathematics is a solitary pursuit and a "young man's game," the belief that mathematicians are emotionally different from other people, and even the idea that to be a great mathematician it helps to be a little bit crazy. Reuben Hersh and Vera John-Steiner tell stories of lives in math from their very beginnings through old age, including accounts of teaching and mentoring, friendships and rivalries, love affairs and marriages, and the experiences of women and minorities in a field that has traditionally been unfriendly to both. Included here are also stories of people for whom mathematics has been an immense solace during times of crisis, war, and even imprisonment--as well as of those rare individuals driven to insanity and even murder by an obsession with math.

This is a book for anyone who wants to understand why the most rational of human endeavors is at the same time one of the most emotional.

And this is no average workbook—Summer Bridge Activities(R) keeps the fun and the sun in summer break! Designed to prevent a summer learning gap and keep kids mentally and physically active, the hands-on exercises can be done anywhere. These standards-based activities help kids set goals, develop character, practice fitness, and explore the outdoors. With 12 weeks of creative learning, Summer Bridge Activities(R) keeps skills sharp all summer long!

With the common core math curriculum being adopted byforty-three states, it is imperative that students learn to masterthose key math standards. Teaching the Common Core MathStandards with Hands-On Activities, Grades 3-5 is the only bookcurrently available that provides activities directly correlated tothe new core curriculum for math. This text assists teachers withinstructing the material and allows students to practice theconcepts through use of the grade-appropriate activitiesincluded.

Students learn in different ways, and Teaching the CommonCore Math Standards with Hands-On Activities, Grades 3-5acknowledges that fact through the inclusion of suggestions forvariations and extensions of each concept to be used for studentswith different abilities and learning styles. The activities andlessons are as diverse as the students in your classroom. InsideTeaching with Common Core Math Standards With Hands-OnActivities Grades 3-5, you will find:

Clear instructions to help you cover the skills and conceptsfor the new math core curriculumEngaging activities that enforce each core math standard foryour studentsVarious suggestions for ways to instruct the concepts to reachthe diverse learning styles of your studentsComplete coverage of mathematical calculations, mathematicalreasoning, and problem-solving strategies appropriate for grades3-5Teaching the Common Core Math Standards with Hands-OnActivities, Grades 3-5 prepares students to achieve success inthe important area of mathematics. As your students gain anunderstanding of the common core standards, they will buildconfidence in their ability to grasp and manipulate mathematicalconcepts as they move forward to the next level.

Math is a difficult and abstract subject for many students, yetteachers need to make sure their students comprehend basic mathconcepts. This engaging activity book is a resource teachers canuse to give students concrete understanding of the math behind thequestions on most standardized tests, and includes information thatwill give students a firm grounding to work with more advanced mathconcepts.

Contains over 100 activities that address topics like numbersense, geometry, computation, problem solving, and logicalthinking.Includes projects and activities that are correlated toNational Math Education StandardsActivities are presented in order of difficulty and addressdifferent learning stylesMath Wise! is a key resource for teachers who want toteach their students the fundamentals that drive math problems.

Hollywood actress and math whiz Danica McKellar has completely shattered the “math nerd” stereotype. For years, she’s been showing girls how to feel confident and ace their math classes – with style! With Girls Get Curves, she applies her winning techniques to high school geometry, giving readers the tools they need to feel great and totally “get” everything from congruent triangles to theorems, and more. Inside you’ll find:

· Time-saving tips and tricks for homework and tests

· Illuminating practice problems (and proofs!) with detailed solutions

· Totally relatable real-world examples

· True stories from Danica’s own life as an actress and math student

· A Troubleshooting Guide, for getting unstuck during even the trickiest proofs!

With Danica as a coach, girls everywhere can stop hiding from their homework and watch their scores rise!

Ask Professor Picanumba, a master of riddles who carries dozens of surefire tricks up his sleeve. He'll show you how to astonish your friends and family by predicting the answers to 88 word and number challenges. These tricks require only simple props — a deck of cards or a couple of pairs of dice, a calculator, and a pencil and paper. With or without an audience, these foolproof feats of mental magic offer hours of amusement. Solutions appear at the end, with 64 illustrations in between.

Author Martin Gardner has written more than 70 books on subjects from science and math to poetry and religion. Well known for the mathematical games that appeared in Scientific American for decades and for his "Trick of the Month" column in Physics Teacher magazine, Gardner has had a lifelong passion for magic tricks and puzzles.

Drawing upon the interdisciplinary nature of cognitive science, this book presents a broadened perspective on mathematics and mathematical reasoning. It represents a move away from the traditional notion of reasoning as "abstract" and "disembodied", to the contemporary view that it is "embodied" and "imaginative." From this perspective, mathematical reasoning involves reasoning with structures that emerge from our bodily experiences as we interact with the environment; these structures extend beyond finitary propositional representations. Mathematical reasoning is imaginative in the sense that it utilizes a number of powerful, illuminating devices that structure these concrete experiences and transform them into models for abstract thought. These "thinking tools"--analogy, metaphor, metonymy, and imagery--play an important role in mathematical reasoning, as the chapters in this book demonstrate, yet their potential for enhancing learning in the domain has received little recognition.

This book is an attempt to fill this void. Drawing upon backgrounds in mathematics education, educational psychology, philosophy, linguistics, and cognitive science, the chapter authors provide a rich and comprehensive analysis of mathematical reasoning. New and exciting perspectives are presented on the nature of mathematics (e.g., "mind-based mathematics"), on the array of powerful cognitive tools for reasoning (e.g., "analogy and metaphor"), and on the different ways these tools can facilitate mathematical reasoning. Examples are drawn from the reasoning of the preschool child to that of the adult learner.