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A Fraction of the Whole

By Steve Toltz
  • ISBN Code: : 0307373746
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Pages : 576
  • Category : Fiction
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With rights sold around the world, this irreverent comic adventure spanning three continents is poised to be one of the most talked about fiction débuts of the year. A Fraction of the Whole marks the arrival of an ambitious new writer who deftly mixes humour, surprise, and astute observations of the human condition to create a novel that entertains, scandalizes, and enlightens. Martin Dean spent his entire life analyzing absolutely everything – from the benefits of suicide to the virtues of strip clubs versus brothels. Now that he’s dead, his son Jasper can fully reflect on the man who raised him in intellectual captivity. As he recollects the extraordinary events that led to his father’s demise, Jasper recounts a boyhood of outrageous schemes and shocking discoveries – about his infamous and long dead criminal uncle, his tortured and mysteriously absent European mother, and Martin’s constant losing battle to make a lasting impression on the world. It’s a story that takes them from the Australian bush to the cafés of bohemian Paris, from the Thai jungle to labyrinths, mental hospitals, and criminal lairs, from the highs of first love to the lows of rejection and failed ambition. The result is an uproarious indictment of the ridiculousness of the modern world and its mores, and the moving, memorable story of a father and son whose spiritual symmetry transcends all their many shortcomings. I spent the next day staring into empty space. I get a lot of joy out of air, and if sunlight hits the floating specs of dust so you see the whirling dance of atoms, so much the better. During the day, Dad breezed in and out of my room and clicked his tongue, which in our family meant: ‘You’re an idiot.’ In the afternoon, he came back in with a loaded grin. He had a brilliant idea, and couldn’t wait to tell me about it. It had suddenly occurred to him to throw me out of the house, and what did I think of his brainwave? I told him I was concerned about him eating all his meals alone because the clinking of cutlery on a plate echoing through an empty house is one of the top five depressing noises of all time. --from A Fraction of the Whole

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Furthermore, the local Organizing Committee and the ISATT Executive Committee hope you will experience a rewarding intellectual experience as a result of your contributions and knowledge, as both academics and practitioners. Thank you very much for providing us this exciting opportunity to work with you. We warmly welcome you to Salamanca – a truly historic and a contemporary context! Descripción / Resumen (Español / Castellano): El presente volumen está integrado por una recopilación de prácticas e investigaciones internacionales de formación docente centradas en la formación de profesores en la sociedad actual. Se basa en las diversas perspectivas educativas, los procedimientos de enseñanza, conocimiento y contextos sociales. Las secciones de este libro comprenden trabajos de investigación aceptados para su exposición en las XVIII Conferencia Bienal Internacional de Estudios de Profesores y Enseñanza (ISATT) que tendrá lugar del 3 al 7 de julio en Salamanca, España. Alrededor de 300 delegados de 57 países de todo el mundo y un gran Comité Científico de 80 colegas han contribuido académica y profesionalmente en favor de este evento. El tema principal de la conferencia es la búsqueda y la investigación. «Buscar» es la acción de mirar cuidadosamente a las personas, objetos y situaciones para encontrar algo escondido o descubrir algo más allá de lo ordinario. Esto es lo que los maestros hacen en sus clases y, sobre todo, la búsqueda representa sus esfuerzos para construir conocimiento profesional como resultado del desarrollo de la práctica cotidiana. La «investigación» es una investigación sistemática que pretende descubrir nuevos conocimientos y/o refutar teorías educativas, un proceso que suelen dar los educadores de profesores y de otros investigadores. El objetivo de esta 18ª conferencia ISATT es reunir tanto la «búsqueda» como la «investigación», conectando la práctica y la teoría (o praxis) con el propósito de ofrecer soluciones relevantes a los problemas reales de la clase. El proceso editorial siguió tres fases diferenciadas: 1. Requirió el envío de resúmenes con el propósito de que fuesen aceptados para la ser expuestos en la conferencia. Se realizó una revisión doble ciego (o triple) para evaluar si los artículos presentados eran adecuados. Se aceptó una tasa de 87% de los trabajos para su presentación. 2. La segunda fase requirió de los autores en envío en período voluntario de un trabajo completo de 3.000 palabras. Un total de 111 trabajos fueron sometidos a un proceso de revisión abierta con el propósito principal de sugerir a los autores formas de mejora. 3. Una tercera fase, aún inconclusa, y por lo tanto fuera del alcance de este libro, fue la revisión y selección de los documentos pendientes, los documentos que se consideraron electos para la publicación posterior al procedimiento (es decir, menos del 15% del total). La intención central de esta obra es contribuir a fomentar el debate académico e informar sobre futuras trayectorias de enseñanza, fortalecer las líneas de investigación en la formación del profesorado y demostrar las oportunidades y limitaciones en nuestro ámbito. Su valor es el de destacar el lugar común en la investigación internacional que sirve para describir cómo el campo de la formación de maestros avanza en una sociedad cada vez más global. En general, los maestros, los educadores de educadores y los investigadores aprendan mediante procesos de comunicación eficaces, ya sea en interacciones personales/profesionales o en el uso de tecnologías digitales. Las interacciones conducen a la construcción de comunidades fuertes de estudiantes, que a su vez, conduce a la producción de conocimientos valiosos y mejores sobre el aprendizaje y la enseñanza. Con la próxima conmemoración de su 800 aniversario en el año 2018, la Universidad de Salamanca, como la decana de las españolas, se enorgullece en acoger la XVIII Conferencia Bienal de ISATT y apoyar el trabajo excepcional de muchos investigadores en el campo del Profesor Educación Investigador, editando la obra. Además, el Comité Organizador Local y el Comité Ejecutivo de ISATT esperan que experimente una lectura gratificante como resultado de sus contribuciones y conocimientos, tanto académicos como profesionales. Muchas gracias por brindarnos esta emocionante oportunidad de trabajar con usted. ¡Les damos la bienvenida a Salamanca un contexto verdaderamente histórico y a su vez contemporáneo!

Engineering Science

By William Bolton
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000205940
  • Total of Pages : 584
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 939
  • Pdf File: engineering-science.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Engineering Science is a comprehensive textbook suitable for all vocational and pre-degree courses in engineering, being fully in line with the latest vocational courses at Level 2 and leading into Level 3. Taking a subject-led approach, engineering students will find the essential scientific principles necessary for their studies, developed topic by topic. Unlike most textbooks available for this field, it goes beyond the core science to include applications in the real world and the mechanical and electrical principles required for the majority of courses. It is supported by numerous worked examples and problems, with a complete set of answers. This new edition gives a detailed consideration of the basic arithmetic, algebraic and graphical methods needed in engineering courses so that it conforms completely with sections A and B of the BTEC Level 2 unit, and it provides the basic tools for the science that follows. A new chapter introduces the basic principles of calculus and more material is given on applications. This includes typical properties of materials and a discussion on the way properties of materials over the ages have changed the basic structures of bridges, weightlessness, snooker, thermal insulation and LEDs, as well as buildings, with a particular look at the engineering behind the collapse of the World Trade Centre.

Ganit Mathematics – 6

By Lata Wishram
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  • Publisher : Vikas Publishing House
  • Book Code : 9325971259
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Mathematics
  • Members : 477
  • Pdf File: ganit-mathematics-6.pdf

Book Short Summary:

GANIT MATHEMATICS series consists of ten textbooks; two textbooks for Primer A and B, eight textbooks for classes 1-8. This series is strictly bases on the syllabus prescribed by the Council for the Indian School Certificate. The series has been developed to guide the young minds to observe and experience mathematics all around them. Each concept has been related to everyday life in order to develop a spirit of curiosity and discovery. Concepts are gradually built up with easy-to-follow steps and plenty of examples.

Unpacking Fractions

By Monica Neagoy
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  • Publisher : ASCD
  • Book Code : 1416621253
  • Total of Pages : 286
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 207
  • Pdf File: unpacking-fractions.pdf

Book Short Summary:

For years, the teaching and learning of fractions has been associated with rote memorization. But this mechanical approach to instruction—which strips students of an ability to reason or make sense of math—has resulted in a failure of understanding. Author Monica Neagoy, drawing on decades of research studies, evidence from teacher practice, and 25 years of experience working around the world with teachers, students, and parents, addresses seven big ideas in the teaching and learning of fractions in grades 2–6. Each idea is supported by a vignette from a real classroom, common misconceptions, a thorough unpacking of productive mathematical thinking, and several multistep and thought-provoking problems for teachers to explore. She offers three fundamental reasons why it’s imperative for us to take a closer look at how we teach fractions: 1. Fractions play a key role in students’ feelings about mathematics. 2. Fractions are fundamental to school math and daily life. 3. Fractions are foundational to success in algebra. While a solid grounding in algebra is necessary for a STEM career, the worthy goal of “algebra for all” will not be possible until “fractions for all” is a reality. Unpacking Fractions provides teachers with concrete strategies for achieving that reality—in short, helping all students gain the knowledge they need to feel at ease with fractions.

Remedial Math Fractions Workbook

By Bourke
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  • Publisher : NewPath Learning
  • Book Code : 1632120399
  • Total of Pages : 56
  • Category : Mathematics
  • Members : 805
  • Pdf File: remedial-math-fractions-workbook.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Includes a detailed review of the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages. The 46 activities featured are sequenced in line with NCTM standards and provide significant practice for students seeking additional help. Designed for use by either an individual or in a cooperative settings, each activity includes a "Challenge Problem" to test comprehension of the skills presented.

CK-12 Middle School Math Grade 6, Volume 1 Of 2

By CK-12 Foundation
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  • Publisher : CK-12 Foundation
  • Book Code : 1935983512
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Mathematics
  • Members : 846
  • Pdf File: ck-12-middle-school-math-grade-6-volume-1-of-2.pdf

Book Short Summary:

CK-12's Middle School Math Grade 6 covers the fundamentals of fractions, decimals, and geometry. Also explored are units of measurement, graphing concepts, and strategies for utilizing the book's content in practical situations. Volume 1 includes the first 6 chapters.

Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States

By Joseph Story
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  • Publisher : Quid Pro Books
  • Book Code : 1610271866
  • Total of Pages : 440
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 316
  • Pdf File: commentaries-on-the-constitution-of-the-united-states.pdf

Book Short Summary:

One of the United States' most influential legal scholars and jurists wrote this landmark treatise before the Civil War, describing federalism, states' history, freedoms, and constitutional structure. He abridged it in 1833 into this important work. Adding a new Foreword by constitutional scholar Kermit Roosevelt of University of Pennsylvania Law School, the quality Quid Pro edition features active Contents and embedded pagination from the original. Part of the Legal Legends Series.

The Fundamentals of Business Writing

By Claudine L. Boros
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1469162067
  • Total of Pages : 548
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 850
  • Pdf File: the-fundamentals-of-business-writing.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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Insights into Teaching Mathematics

By Anthony Orton,Leonard Frobisher
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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Book Code : 1847144489
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 279
  • Pdf File: insights-into-teaching-mathematics.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Providing essential guidance and background information about teaching mathematics, this book is intended particularly for teachers who do not regard themselves as specialists in mathematics. It deals with issues of learning and teaching, including the delivery of content and the place of problems and investigations. Difficulties which pupils encounter in connection with language and symbols form important sections of the overall discussion of how to enhance learning. The curriculum is considered in brief under the headings of number, algebra, shape and space, and data handling, and special attention is paid to the topic approach and mathematics across the curriculum. The assessment of mathematical attainment is also dealt with thoroughly. Teachers will find this book an invaluable companion in their day-to-day teaching.

BeeOne Grade 6 Math Workbook 2020 Edition

By Mrs Lakshmi Chintaluri
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  • Publisher : BeeOne Media Private Limited
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 551
  • Category : Mathematics
  • Members : 195
  • Pdf File: beeone-grade-6-math-workbook-2020-edition.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Strengthen your Sixth grader’s math learning and skills with Grade1to6.com workbooks. Worksheets in this workbook will enhance and strengthen the skills in Number systems Operation with numbers Addition Subtraction Multiplication Division Order of Operations Index & Exponent Fractions Decimals Percentages Polygons Area Volume Capacity Probability Statistics Transformation Sets Line Graphs Important Features of this Book These 551 high quality worksheets which will make your child perfect in Math. Suitable for a Grade 6 student globally. Aesthetic design helps children fall in love with Math. Aligned with Latest Curriculum of 2020 The worksheets are aligned with the latest curriculum of Enhanced PYP, Common Core, K2, Singapore Math, Australian Curriculum, CBSE & all well-known International Curriculum Conceptual Learning Assured Every single worksheet and workbook of BeeOne Books is focused on conceptual learning to assist children understand and perfect their learning. Once the concepts are clear, Good Grades are assured Lowest Price We understand the importance of price for teachers & parents, we keep our costs low to ensure we provide you Global standards workbook at the Lowest Price Design This workbook features well designed worksheets with examples given in most of them and ideal for use throughout the year to support classroom work, to help with internal assessments, holiday practice and to revise for the end-of- year examinations at school. Ideal for teachers who are teaching Grade 2 students, parents whose children are in Grade 2 and home schoolers. About BeeOne Books & www.grade1to6.com Publishers of 100’s of high-quality, well designed & result oriented Workbooks suitable for Grade 1 to 6 Are the creators of www.grade1to6.com, the World’s leading worksheet website of high-quality Math & English Worksheets for Grade 1 to 6 created by reputed teachers worldwide. The Grade1to6.com workbook series focuses on global standards worksheets created by experienced teachers and designed aesthetically for easy understanding. Beeone Books is rated a high 4.8 out of 5 in Teachers pay Teachers and used by 1000’s of teachers worldwide. See some of the testimonials by users who are mostly well acclaimed teachers. Imogen D Great to reinforce knowledge taught. December 7, 2019 Gail. S Wow. Comprehensive and easy to choose necessary additional resources when I need it to supplement my Math Program. November 26, 2019 Michelle L. Great for modified programs in elementary. November 7, 2019 Toni B. Good material for practice October 28, 2019 Randeep D. Everything was so organized! very happy to have found this. July 3, 2019 Lisa B. This is easy to grab and print when you need just some straight up practice. This is a fantastic package. The Canadian curriculum is a little different, so I'm able to use parts of this for all the different levels of students in my class - from grade 2 to grade 6. June 27, 2019 Rachel S. Great product for longer worksheets. A few can be finished in a minute; you have to be selective for longer work sessions. June 10, 2019 Sharon W. Excellent! loved it. June 10, 2019 Lilli H. Great resource for my differentiated students. April 29, 2019 Emily R. This is great! March 30, 2019 Janice M. Good angle work. My class loved it. March 20, 2019 Melissa M S. A great review resource. March 12, 2019 Lesley A. Great resource. February 15, 2019 Erika B. Great resource, thank you. November 13, 2018 Charise G. Great math supplement! June 18, 2018 Daniela S. Great! June 10, 2018 TeachPlanBeHappy Awesome resource! thanks! May 7, 2018

Making the Grade Math, Grade 5

By
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  • Publisher : Carson-Dellosa Publishing
  • Book Code : 1483859185
  • Total of Pages : 48
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 646
  • Pdf File: making-the-grade-math-grade-5.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Help your child hone his math skills with Making the Grade Math for Grade 5. Specially made to follow state standards for learning, this workbook offers practice for: adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers, finding volume, and converting measurements. This math workbook for fifth grade supports the strong foundation in math your child needs. Using step-by-step instructions, your child will learn, practice, apply, and master basic math skills. Making the Grade Math books will catch your child’s attention with interesting, colorful activities while providing quick practice to support basic skills. Each 48-page workbook in the Making the Grade series is jam-packed with standards-based activities to reinforce the skills your child is learning in class. Featuring easy-to-follow instructions and an answer key, each book in the series allows your child to independently practice skills at his own pace. The series offers grade-specific titles for these main school subject areas: Reading (PK–Grade 5), Math (PK–Grade 5), Basic Skills (PK–Grade 2), and Handwriting (K–Grade 5). With this series, you will be sure to pick the perfect workbook to benefit your child.

A Focus on Fractions

By Marjorie M. Petit,Robert E. Laird,Edwin L. Marsden,Caroline B. Ebby
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317597303
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 443
  • Pdf File: a-focus-on-fractions.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A Focus on Fractions is a groundbreaking effort to make the mathematics education research on how students develop their understanding of fraction concepts readily accessible and understandable to pre- and in-service K– 8 mathematics educators. Using extensive annotated samples of student work, as well as vignettes characteristic of classroom teachers’ experiences, this book equips educators with the knowledge and tools to reveal students’ thinking so that they can modify their teaching and improve student learning of fraction concepts. A Focus on Fractions 2nd edition includes sections on the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and the Ongoing Assessment Project (OGAP) Fraction Framework integrated into each chapter as well as a new chapter on the OGAP Fraction Progression and how it can be used for formative assessment purposes. This updated edition assists teachers in translating research findings into their classroom practice by conveying detailed information about how students develop fraction understandings. Additional images and examples serve to flesh out and supplement the newly-introduced concepts in this updated and expanded edition. Special Features: Looking Back Questions at the end of each chapter provide teachers the opportunity to analyze student thinking and consider instructional strategies for their own students. Instructional Links help teachers relate concepts from the chapter to their own instructional materials and programs. Big Ideas frame the chapters and provide a platform for meaningful exploration of the teaching of fractions. Answer Key posted online offers extensive explanations of in-chapter questions. New sections devoted to the CCSSM and OGAP Fraction Progression are woven throughout the book as well as a new stand alone chapter on the OGAP Fraction Progression. The OGAP Fraction Framework is an all-new eResource, now available as a free download from the book’s website: www.routledge.com/9781138816442.

Meditations

By Marcus Aurelius
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  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Book Code : 1529029856
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 159
  • Pdf File: meditations.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A timely book for today's world, Marcus Aurelius's Meditations explores how to endure hardship, how to cope with change and how to find something positive out of adversity. Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition is translated by A. S. L. Farquharson and features an introduction by John Sellars. The Meditations are a set of personal reflections by Marcus Aurelius. He writes about the vicissitudes of his own life and explores how to live wisely and virtuously in an unpredictable world. He was a follower of the Stoic tradition of philosophy, and one of its finest advocates, both in the clarity of his writing and in the uprightness of his life. The aphorisms show how for him, as perhaps for us all, the answer to life lies in keeping a calm and rational mind, and in refusing to be cast down or alarmed by things over which we have no control.