MATH AND SCIENCE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, Seventh Edition, is a unique reference that focuses on the integration of math and science in early childhood education programs, while addressing the other important areas of child development during the crucial birth-through-eight age range. It also carefully addresses the ever-changing and significant national standards of the following organizations: The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), National Council of Teachers of Math (NCTM), National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and the National Research Council (NRC). A valuable resource for the student learner, working professional, and the involved parent, MATH AND SCIENCE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, Seventh Edition, is the most current volume of information of its kind available on the market today. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This book provides a theoretical basis and practical strategies to counter resistance to learning to teach for diversity (in culturally and gender-inclusive ways), and resistance to teaching for understanding (using student-centered and inquiry-based pedagogical approaches). Teacher educators from across the United States present rich narratives of their experiences in helping prospective and practicing teachers learn to teach for diversity and for understanding in a variety of mathematics and science contexts. Mathematics and science education has been slow to respond to issues of diversity and equity. Preparing Mathematics and Science Teachers for Diverse Classrooms: Promising Strategies for Transformative Pedagogy helps to begin a network for support and collaboration among teacher educators in science and mathematics who work for multicultural education and equity. A unique and much-needed contribution, this book is an essential resource for teacher educators, K-12 teachers who work as student teacher supervisors and cooperating teachers, and graduate students in mathematics and science education, and a compelling text for science and mathematics methods courses.
"What do you assume your students know? What material do you expect them to have a vague idea about (say the proof of Taylor's Theorem) and what material do you want students to know thoroughly (say the derivative of sin x)? This book is an attempt to define what material students should have completely mastered at each year in an applied mathematics, engineering or science degree. Naturally we would like our students to know more than the bare essentials detailed in this book. However, most students do not get full marks in their previous courses and a few weeks after the exam will only remember a small fraction of a course. They are also doing many other courses not involving mathematics and are not constantly using their mathematical skills. This book can then act as guide to what material should realistically be remembered from previous courses. Naturally both the material and the year in which the students see this material will vary from university to university. This book represents what we feel is appropriate to our students during their degrees."--Provided by publisher.
Expanded coverage of essential math, including integral equations,calculus of variations, tensor analysis, and specialintegrals Math Refresher for Scientists and Engineers, Third Edition isspecifically designed as a self-study guide to help busyprofessionals and students in science and engineering quicklyrefresh and improve the math skills needed to perform their jobsand advance their careers. The book focuses on practicalapplications and exercises that readers are likely to face in theirprofessional environments. All the basic math skills needed tomanage contemporary technology problems are addressed and presentedin a clear, lucid style that readers familiar with previouseditions have come to appreciate and value. The book begins with basic concepts in college algebra andtrigonometry, and then moves on to explore more advanced conceptsin calculus, linear algebra (including matrices), differentialequations, probability, and statistics. This Third Edition has beengreatly expanded to reflect the needs of today's professionals. Newmaterial includes: * A chapter on integral equations * A chapter on calculus of variations * A chapter on tensor analysis * A section on time series * A section on partial fractions * Many new exercises and solutions Collectively, the chapters teach most of the basic math skillsneeded by scientists and engineers. The wide range of topicscovered in one title is unique. All chapters provide a review ofimportant principles and methods. Examples, exercises, andapplications are used liberally throughout to engage the readersand assist them in applying their new math skills to actualproblems. Solutions to exercises are provided in an appendix. Whether to brush up on professional skills or prepare for exams,readers will find this self-study guide enables them to quicklymaster the math they need. It can additionally be used as atextbook for advanced-level undergraduates in physics andengineering.
The global crisis of 2008-09 has brought to the forefront a plethora of economic and political policy issues. There is a re-opening of discussion on basic economic concepts, appropriate framework for analysis, role of private and public sectors in the economy, structural transformation of economies, human development and managing of growing risks and crises. The purpose of this book has been to bring home the inter-linkages in various parts of the economy and the need for practical policy making to reach development goals while being aware of the instabilities, complexities and downside risks inherent in the nature of a an economy operating in a globalized world. Thematically, this book focuses on two core types of policy: policies that promote strong, sustainable and inclusive growth in low income and middle income developing countries and new and emerging policies that necessitates a discussion amongst policy makers and practitioners. Throughout the book, the authors provide insight in to the different types of policy approaches that can be taken to help the economy grow. Ultimately the book looks to foster discussion amongst policy makers on growth and development.
Summarizes the data contained in the National Education Goals Report which measures the amount of progress made by the nation & the states toward the eight National Educational Goals. More than two dozen national core indicators are presented which convey how much progress has been made in each Goal area. In addition, the summary presents a discussion highlighting student achievement in mathematics & science, along with recommended steps to raise the achievement levels. Tables & graphs.
The Development of Early Childhood Mathematics Education, Volume 53 in the Advances in Child Development and Behavior series, includes chapters that highlight some of the most recent research in the field of developmental psychology. Users will find updated chapters on a variety of topics, including sections on The DREME Network: Research and Interventions in Early Childhood Mathematics, The Use of Concrete Experiences in Early Childhood Mathematics Instruction, Interventions in Early Mathematics: Avoiding Pollution and Dilution, Coaching in Early Mathematics, and Designing Studies to Test Causal Questions About Early Math: The Development of Making Pre-K Count. Each chapter provides in-depth discussions, with this volume serving as an invaluable resource for developmental or educational psychology researchers, scholars and students. Contains chapters that highlight some of the most recent research in the area of child development and behavior Presents a wide array of topics that are discussed in detail