Posts tagged ‘Math’

A bunch of interesting books you can start reading…

índiceAlligator VS Crocodile: Animals Head to Head by Isabel Thomas.

  • Which is bigger?
  • Which is stronger?
  • Which would win in a fight?

índice Superstars 2012 by Jim Gigliotti.

Find out what makes these NFL players some of the best!

  • Aaron Rodgers
  • Tom Brady
  • Arian Foster
  • Drew Brees
  • Tim Tebow
  • Eli Manning
  • Cam Newton
  • Ray Rice

And more!

índice Hillary Clinton by Robin S. Doak.

Inside this book, you´ll read:

How Clinton became involved with politics as a young woman.

A timeline, photos-and what Clinton has accomplished as a first lady, senator and secretary of state.

Surprising true fact that will shock and amaze you!

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Cyberbullying by Lucia Raatma.

What makes a cyberbully different from other bullies?

Which rules you should follow to stay safe online?

Read this and other surprising true facts that will shock and amaze you!

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Stop Bullying by Lucia Raatma.

Why do bullies choose to pick on certain kids? There is no good reason why a bully targets a specific person. This book will show how to act and help others to react.

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Electric Ben by Robert Byrd.

A true Renaissance man, Benjamin Franklin was the first American celebrity. In pictures and text, master artist Robert Byrd documents Franklin’s numerous and diverse accomplishments, from framing the Constitution to creating bifocals. by Goodreads.

índiceOne Times Square: a Century of Change at the Crossroad of the World by Joe McKendry.

This book explores the story of this fascinating intersection, starting when Broadway was a mere dirt path known as Bloomingdale Road, through the district´s decades of postwar decay, to its renewal as a glittering, tourist-friendly media mecca. McKendry´s meticulous informed watercolors take readers behind the famous Camel billboard to find out how it blend smoke rings over the square for twenty-five years, to the top of the Times Tower to see hoy the New Year´s ball has made its descent for over one hundred yeas, and onto construction sites as building grow up around One Times Square to dwarf what once ranked among the tallest buildings in the world.

índice Unusual Creatures: a Mostly Accurate Account of Some of Earth´s Strangest Animals by Michael Hearst.

Fascinating facts and hundreds more await intrepid readers, amateur zoologists, and anyone who has ever laughed at a funny-looking animal.

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The Dressing-Up Book by Jane Bull.

50 easy-peasy ideas to design and make cracking costumes. Whatever the occasion, from a fairy princess to a knight in shining armour.

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The Party Book by Jane Bull.

50 ideas to help you plan a fun-packed party.  Choose the theme, make cool invitations, create the mood and send your friends home happy with great goody bags!

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Four Minutes Starring Christopher Plummer and Jamie Maclachlan.

After Mount Everest was conquered in 1953, the last great individual challenge remained the four minute mile. While many sought to break through the most famous barrier in sporting history, it was medical student and driven amateur Roger Bannister who did it – astounding the world.

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God Grew Tired of Us.

Narrated by Nicole Kidman, this documentary explores the indomitable spirit of three “lost Boys” from the Sudan who are forced to leave their homeland due to a tumultuous civil war. The documentary chronicles their triumph over seemingly insurmountable adversities and a relocation to America, where the Lost Boys build active and fulfilling new lives but remain deeply committed to helping friends and family they have left behind.

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índiceMummy Math: an Adventure in Geometry by Cindy Neuschwander.

The Zills family is summoned to Egypt to help find the hidden burial chamber of an ancient pharaoh. But when Matt and Bibi get trapped in the pharaoh´s pyramid.  They stumble upon an ever-bigger mystery. With only each other, their dog Riley and the geometric hieroglyphics on the wall to help them.  The twins must use their math skills to locate the burial chamber-and the way out.

índiceA Life Like Mine: How Children Live Around the World.

All over the world children are leading their lives in completely different and fascinating ways. Face with many challenges, they all have one thing in common-a passion for life.

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National Geographic Kids Almanac 2014.

Dare to explore!

You´ll find:

  • New cute animals special section!
  • New weird-but-true facts!
  • New continents of the world features
  • New digital extras for smartphones!

Plus

  • All-new games, jokes, and activities
  • More than 500 amazing photos.
  • Completely updated maps and reference material.

índiceThat´s Gross! By Crispin Boyer.

Warning! This book may cause cringing, squirming, gasping, and outright disgust. Read at your own risk.

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Everything Dogs by Becky Baines.

Meet golden retriever and toy poodles, mixed-up mutts and cute little puppies, and many more of your favorite canine companions. Jump into facts about where dogs come from, why they bark, and how they communicate. Find out why dogs hide bones, why they roll in dirt, and how they likely spend their day.

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Deadliest Animals by Melissa Stewart.

Did you know that a tiny golf ball-sized creature called the blue-ringed octopus contains enough venom to kill 26 adult humans? Or why the Sydney funnel web spider is one of the most dangerous creatures in the world? In this Level 3 book, kids will be fascinated by 12 species that you hope you’ll never come across! Sharks, snakes, jellyfish and more—these creatures are among the most threatening—and interesting—in the world!From Amazon.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. by Kitson Jazynka.

In this book, readers will learn about the fascinating life and legacy civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. From Amazon.

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Butterflies by Laura Marsh.

 The monarch butterfly, one of the most seemingly delicate of all of nature’s animals, proves to be one of the toughest in this reader. Making the yearly trip from the Northern United States and Canada to the Oyamel forest of Mexico is no easy task, and it takes five generations of butterflies in order to do so. Battling cold temperatures and the threat of starvation, these beautiful insects complete an almost 3,000 mile journey over the course of two months, only to have to turn and around and head back home. From Amazon.

índiceBetter than a Lemonade Stand!: Small Business Ideas for Kids by Daryl Bernstein.

55 fun, simple ideas to start your own business today. From creating a plan to collecting the cash, you´ll learn everything you need to know.

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October 24, 2013 at 11:25 am Leave a comment

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skiSki!: your Guide to Jumping, Racing, Skiboarding, Nordic, Backcountry, Aerobatics, and More by Pamela Pollack.

Skiing is the cool but extreme skiing is even cooler! Race down the slopes at supersonic speeds. Do a back flip off a mogul. Soar off a jump the size of a six-story building.

diveDive!: your Guide to Snorkeling, Scuba, Night-diving, Free-diving, Exploring Shipwrecks, Caves, and More by Darice Bailer.

Venture below the surface and experience a whole new world. From exploring underwater caves, to daring rescue missions, to following fabulous fish and sea life-diving is more than just swimming down deep. Find out the essential gear, tips, and techniques for any type of diving from the basic to the extreme. Then take the plunge.

climbClimb: your Guide to Bouldering, Sport Climbing, Trade Climbing, Ice Climbing, Alpinism, and More by Pete Takeda.

Grab a hold! Climb on up!

Feel the rush of clinging to rock 3,000 feet high, bouldering without ropes, and climbing solid pillars of ice. Learn about the gear the pros use and how they reach the highest peaks on Earth.

grueGruesome facts.

Packed with over 1,500 disgustingly gruesome and fiendishly foul facts, you are guaranteed to be fascinated for hours!

reeReal Pirates: the Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship by Barry Clifford and Kenneth J, Kinkor.

The Whydah left Africa in 1716, bearing the weight of human cargo. Reaching Caribbean waters, the ship was seized by Sam Bellamy, commander of a growing fleet of pirate ships. Shipwrecked in a nor’easter in 1717, the Whydah sank deep into Cape Cod waters, only to be discovered by intrepid diver Barry Clifford, who was dedicated years of his life to recovering the artifacts of this ship, from cannon and pistols to buttons and buckles-and, of course, pirate treasure: gold, silver, and pieces of eight.

volVolcano! by Judy and Dennis Fradin.

The Icelandic eruption of 2010 & other hot smoky, fierce, and fiery mountains.

dogDog Whisperer with Cesar Millan. By Jim Milio and Melissa Jo Peltier.

150 compelling stories of the dogs Cesar has met and mastered-from Nunu the demon Chihuahua to Wilshire the firehouse Dalmatian.

figFigure Skating Today: the Next Wave of Stars by Steve Milton.

40 profiles and over 140 photographs of the world´s best skaters who are jumping higher, skating faster, and reaching new artistic and technical heights.

100Top 100 Finger Foods by Annabel Karmel.

This essential collection is packed with tempting, nourishing recipes for babies and older children-from French Toast Fingers and Mini Chicken Sliders to Tuna Muffin Melts and Salad lollipops- helping to safely introduce new tastes and textures to your baby and ensuring that your child is healthy, happy, and content.

priPrincess Party Cookbook by Annabel Karmel.

Every Little girl dreams of being a princess…

And there´s nothing a princess likes more than throwing a party! From Fairy Finger Sandwiches and Rice Krispies Hearts to Emerald Pizza, Ruby-Glazed Chicken, and Gelatin Gems, these are magical, delicious dishes fit for a royal banquet. You´ll be able to celebrate every occasion in style, with Snowflake Cupcakes for the holidays, Pretzel Broomsticks for Halloween, and Tropical Smoothies for the beach. Filled with ideas for creating themed invitations and table settings, plus tips for making jewelry, gifts, and decorations, this is truly the indispensable guide to the perfect princess party!

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Top Secret: Shady Tales of Spies and Spying by Lauren Buller, Joe Fullman, Ben Gilliland, and Jim Pipe.

No secret is safe. Tiptoe into the top-secret world of espionage to discover why spies spy, how spies spy, and what spies spy on…

  • From spooks to sleuths, Top Secret lifts he lid on real-life spying:
  • Meet the real James Bond and get shaken and stirred!
  • Crack a code that took experts 200 years to decipher.
  • Discover how your cell phones spies on you.

kitI´m a Scientist Kitchen by Lisa Burke.

Turn your kitchen into a learning laboratory with a few household items and a little help from a grown-up.

leWho Could That Be at This Hour? by Lemony Snicket.

Before you consider reading this book. Ask yourself these questions:

  1. Are you curious about what is happening in a seaside town that is no longer by the sea?
  2. Do you want to know more about a stolen item that wasn´t stolen at all?
  3. Do you really think that´s any of your business? Why? What kind of person are you? Are you sure?
  4. Who is that standing behind you?

redRed Riding Hood by Sarah Blakley-Cartwright.

Valerie´s sister was beautiful, kind, and sweet. Now she is dead. Henry, the handsome son of the blacksmith, tries to console Valerie, but her wild heart beats fast for another: the outcast woodcutter, Peter, who offers Valerie another life far from home.

After her sister´s violent death, Valerie´s world begins to spiral out of control. For generations, the Wolf has been kept at bay with a monthly sacrifice. But now no one is safe. When an expert Wolf hunter arrives, the villagers learn that the creature lives among them-it could be anyone in town.

It soon becomes clear that Valerie is the only who can hear the voice of the creature. The Wolf says the must surrender herself before the blood moon wanes… or everyone she loves will die.

houseHouse at the End of the Street by Lily Blake.

In the wake of a divorce, Elissa and her mom leave the big city for a quiet house in the country-but the only reason they can afford to rent their new place is the lingering echo of a tragedy that happened in the house next door.

But a chilling secret is still hidden, waiting to be discovered in the house at the end of the street.

bunBunheads by Sophie Flack.

Until now, nineteen-year old dancer Hannah Ward has followed the Manhattan Ballet Company´s unofficial mantra, “Don’t think, just dance.”

But when she meets Jacob, a spontaneous musician, Hannah´s universe begins to change. With her eyes newly opened to the world beyond the theater, she must whether to compete against the other “bunheads” for a star soloist spot or to strike out on her own.

Watch the author talking about her book:

aniAnimal Encyclopedia by Dr. Lucy Spelman.

Simply the best children animal encyclopedia. This stunning family reference volume has 2,500 animal species, the best animal photography, and exclusive from-the field reports that take you into the wild.

upcAnimals Up Close by Igor Siwanowicz.

This book is full of tiny creatures you cold hold in your hand. Come down to their size and see what they´re really made of, with fantastic photographs that take you into an alien world.

beauBeauty by Lauren Conrad.

Guide dedicated exclusively to beauty, Lauren covers everything you need to know to maximize your own beauty potential.

piWhy Pi? By Johnny Ball.

It´s an incredible geometrical journey into the world of measurement, math, and beyond!

heidiHeidi Heckelbeck Goes to Camp! By Wanda Coven.

Heidi can´t wait to go camp with Lucy! Bit when Lucy´s friends from last year ignore Heidi, Heidi tries to think of a way to fit in. At first Heidi uses her Book of Spells to help her, but in the end she decides to ask the girls why they don´t like her. Heidi is surprised by their answer… and by the time camp ends she has made two new friends!

ideasIdeas that Changed the World by Julie Ferris, Mike Goldsmith, Ian Graham, Sally MacGill, Andrea Mills, Isabel Thomas, and Matt Turner.

Stop, look, and marvel at the creations that have shaped our world. Read the human stories behind some of history´s most amazing inventions and be inspired.

sharShark by Fleur Star.

From giant whale sharks to deadly great whites, find out all about sharks-some of the most amazing creatures in the world.

alleAll about Ellie by Callie Barkley.

The Critter Club is up and running, and so are the girls-especially Ellie! It´s time for Santa Vita Elementary´s spring play, and Ellie is trying out for the lead. As the play draws near, will Ellie let her moment in the spotlight get in the way of being a good friend?

weirWeird but True! 4.

Find more about all the things you want to know in this fun series.

mosMosquito Bite by Alexandra Siy & Dennis Kunkel.

Learn about how a female mosquito hatch, reach adulthood and seek out the blood meal that will allow her to reproduce.

jourJourney to Jo´Burgby Beverley Naidoo.

Mama lives and works in Johannesburg, far from the village thirteen-year. Old naledi and her young brother, Tiro, call home. When their baby sister suddenly becomes very sick, Naledi and Tiro know, deep down, that only one-person can save her. Bravely, alone, they set off on a journey to find Mma and bring her back.

childChildtimes by Eloise Greenfield and Leslie Jones Little.

Three generations of black women remember their “childtimes” in this lyrical memoir spanning a century of American history.

bighBig Book of How.

Answers to questions that every kid wants to know. Great photos, illustration, and diagrams. Packed with facts and hands-on activities.

biwBig Book of What?

June 24, 2013 at 7:52 am Leave a comment

Great Estimations by Bruce Goldstone.

If someone handed you a big bowl of jelly beans, how would you figure out how many there are? You could count them, one by one—or you could estimate. Do you see more than five jelly beans? Less than a million?

This unique book will show you how to train your eyes and your mind to make really great estimations—by making estimating into a game. Jelly beans are just the beginning!

An example of how estimation works in real world, see this video:

Visit Bruce Goldstone website.

October 8, 2012 at 8:42 am Leave a comment

Good Questions for Math Teaching: Why Ask Them and What to Ask K-6 grades by Peter Sullivan & Pat Lilburn.

Make your classroom a dynamic learning environment by making the right questions. Open-ended questions prompt children to think creatively and critically. This book is full of tips on how to create these questions. Organized by subject area and age group, you can locate the topic your are working on your class and select questions appropriate for your students.

Take a look through the table of contents, here.

February 9, 2012 at 10:45 am Leave a comment

About Teaching Mathematics: a K-8 Resource by Marilyn Burns.

Read the third edition of this essential resource, it contains around 240 classroom-tested activities. Marilyn Burns shares all her classroom experience on topics such as:

  • Teaching math vocabulary
  • Incorporating writing into math instruction
  • Linking Assessment and instruction
  • Building students´number sense

Look at the table of contents and preface, at Math Solutions web site.

Learn more about Marilyn Burns -founder of Math Solutions and author of this book-, at this video:

December 13, 2011 at 9:38 am Leave a comment

Math Matters: Grade K-8 Understanding the Math you Teach by Suzanne H. Chapin & Art Johnson.

This second edition it is completely focused on sense making and reasoning about relationships. Teachers will find a lot of activities and discussions about key elementary topics as: fractions, algebra, geometry, integers, exponents, similarity, the Pythagorean Theorem, and more.

Browse inside the table of contents, here.

December 13, 2011 at 9:37 am Leave a comment

Head First Algebra by Tracey & Dan Pilone.

Full of real-world explanations, Head First Algebra will help you to learn everything from natural numbers to exponents and equations. Easy examples, funny images, do I need to say more?

One chapter available for you, here.

December 13, 2011 at 9:37 am Leave a comment

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