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College Algebra: Concepts and Contexts

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College Algebra: Concepts and Contexts by James Stewart,Lothar Redlin,Saleem Watson,Phyllis Panman Book Summary:

This text bridges the gap between traditional and reform approaches to algebra encouraging students to see mathematics in context. It presents fewer topics in greater depth, prioritizing data analysis as a foundation for mathematical modeling, and emphasizing the verbal, numerical, graphical and symbolic representations of mathematical concepts as well as connecting mathematics to real life situations drawn from the students' majors. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

College Algebra: Concepts and Contexts

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College Algebra: Concepts and Contexts by James Stewart,Lothar Redlin,Saleem Watson,Phyllis Panman Book Summary:

This text bridges the gap between traditional and reform approaches to algebra encouraging students to see mathematics in context. It presents fewer topics in greater depth, prioritizing data analysis as a foundation for mathematical modeling, and emphasizing the verbal, numerical, graphical and symbolic representations of mathematical concepts as well as connecting mathematics to real life situations drawn from the students' majors. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

College Algebra

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College Algebra by James Stewart,Lothar Redlin,Saleem Watson,Phyllis Panman Book Summary:

The student solutions manual provides worked-out solutions to all of the odd-numbered problems in the text. It also offers hints and additional problems for practice, similar to those in the text.

College Algebra

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College Algebra by James Stewart,Lothar Redlin,Saleem Watson Book Summary:

This textbook introduces algebraic concepts such as the real-number system; arithmetic operations with polynomials, special products and factoring; linear, fractional and quadratic equations; inequalities, exponents, radicals and absolute values; functions and graphs; and complex numbers, logarithms, logarithmic and exponential functions. In addition, the book includes many real-world examples that show you how mathematics is used to model in fields like engineering, business, physics, chemistry, and biology.

College Algebra in Context With Applications for the Managerial, Life, and Social Sciences Mathxl Tutorials

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College Algebra in Context With Applications for the Managerial, Life, and Social Sciences Mathxl Tutorials by Ronald J. Harshbarger,Lisa S. Yocco Book Summary:

This interactive tutorial CD-ROM provides algorithmically generated practice exercises that are correlated at the objective level to the exercises in the textbook. Every practice exercise is accompanied by an example and a guided solution designed to involve students in the solution process. Selected exercises may also include a video clip to help students visualize concepts. The software provides helpful feedback for incorrect answers and can generate printed summaries of students' progress.

Beginning Algebra: Connecting Concepts Through Applications

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Beginning Algebra: Connecting Concepts Through Applications by Mark Clark,Cynthia Anfinson Book Summary:

BEGINNING ALGEBRA: CONNECTING CONCEPTS THROUGH APPLICATIONS shows students how to apply traditional mathematical skills in real-world contexts. The emphasis on skill building and applications engages students as they master algebraic concepts, problem solving, and communication skills. Students learn how to solve problems generated from realistic applications, instead of learning techniques without conceptual understanding. The authors have developed several key ideas to make concepts real and vivid for students. First, they emphasize strong algebra skills. These skills support the applications and enhance student comprehension. Second, the authors integrate applications, drawing on realistic data to show students why they need to know and how to apply math. The applications help students develop the skills needed to explain the meaning of answers in the context of the application. Third, the authors develop key concepts as students progress through the course. For example, the distributive property is introduced in real numbers, covered when students are learning how to multiply a polynomial by a constant, and finally when students learn how to multiply a polynomial by a monomial. These concepts are reinforced through applications in the text. Last, the authors' approach prepares students for intermediate algebra by including an introduction to material such as functions and interval notation as well as the last chapter that covers linear and quadratic modeling. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Algebra in Context

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Algebra in Context by Amy Shell-Gellasch,John Thoo Book Summary:

This book’s unique approach to the teaching of mathematics lies in its use of history to provide a framework for understanding algebra and related fields. With Algebra in Context, students will soon discover why mathematics is such a crucial part not only of civilization but also of everyday life. Even those who have avoided mathematics for years will find the historical stories both inviting and gripping. The book’s lessons begin with the creation and spread of number systems, from the mathematical development of early civilizations in Babylonia, Greece, China, Rome, Egypt, and Central America to the advancement of mathematics over time and the roles of famous figures such as Descartes and Leonardo of Pisa (Fibonacci). Before long, it becomes clear that the simple origins of algebra evolved into modern problem solving. Along the way, the language of mathematics becomes familiar, and students are gradually introduced to more challenging problems. Paced perfectly, Amy Shell-Gellasch and J. B. Thoo’s chapters ease students from topic to topic until they reach the twenty-first century. By the end of Algebra in Context, students using this textbook will be comfortable with most algebra concepts, including • Different number bases • Algebraic notation • Methods of arithmetic calculation • Real numbers • Complex numbers • Divisors • Prime factorization • Variation • Factoring • Solving linear equations • False position • Solving quadratic equations • Solving cubic equations • nth roots • Set theory • One-to-one correspondence • Infinite sets • Figurate numbers • Logarithms • Exponential growth • Interest calculations

College Algebra

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College Algebra by Jay P. Abramson,Valeree Falduto,Rachael Gross (Mathematics teacher),David Lippman,Rick Norwood,Melonie Rasmussen,Nicholas Belloit,Jean-Marie Magnier,Harold Whipple,Christina Fernandez Book Summary:

"The text is suitable for a typical introductory algebra course, and was developed to be used flexibly. While the breadth of topics may go beyond what an instructor would cover, the modular approach and the richness of content ensures that the book meets the needs of a variety of programs."--Page 1.

Linear Algebra: Concepts and Applications

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Linear Algebra: Concepts and Applications by Przemyslaw Bogacki Book Summary:

Linear Algebra: Concepts and Applications is designed to be used in a first linear algebra course taken by mathematics and science majors. It provides a complete coverage of core linear algebra topics, including vectors and matrices, systems of linear equations, general vector spaces, linear transformations, eigenvalues, and eigenvectors. All results are carefully, clearly, and rigorously proven. The exposition is very accessible. The applications of linear algebra are extensive and substantial—several of those recur throughout the text in different contexts, including many that elucidate concepts from multivariable calculus. Unusual features of the text include a pervasive emphasis on the geometric interpretation and viewpoint as well as a very complete treatment of the singular value decomposition. The book includes over 800 exercises and numerous references to the author's custom software Linear Algebra Toolkit.

Algebra and Trigonometry

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Algebra and Trigonometry by James Stewart,Lothar Redlin,Saleem Watson Book Summary:

This best selling author team explains concepts simply and clearly, without glossing over difficult points. Problem solving and mathematical modeling are introduced early and reinforced throughout, providing students with a solid foundation in the principles of mathematical thinking. Comprehensive and evenly paced, the book provides complete coverage of the function concept, and integrates a significant amount of graphing calculator material to help students develop insight into mathematical ideas. The authors' attention to detail and clarity, the same as found in James Stewart's market-leading Calculus text, is what makes this text the market leader. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Introduction to Applied Linear Algebra

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Introduction to Applied Linear Algebra by Stephen Boyd,Lieven Vandenberghe Book Summary:

A groundbreaking introduction to vectors, matrices, and least squares for engineering applications, offering a wealth of practical examples.

Trigonometry

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Trigonometry by James Stewart,Lothar Redlin,Saleem Watson Book Summary:

TRIGONOMETRY is designed to help you learn to think mathematically. With this text, you can stop relying on merely memorizing facts and mimicking examples—and instead develop true, lasting problem-solving skills. Clear and easy to read, TRIGONOMETRY illustrates how trigonometry is used and applied to real life, and helps you understand and retain what you learn in class. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Learning to Teach and Teaching to Learn Mathematics

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Learning to Teach and Teaching to Learn Mathematics by Matt Delong,Dale Winter Book Summary:

Addressing the need for tools to train college mathematics instructors in both basic teaching skills and innovative methods, this work describes training and mentoring activities that have been used in a variety of settings with new instructors, including graduate student teaching assistants, undergraduate tutors, graders, and lab assistants, as well as faculty. The book offers ideas for the structure of an integrated program of professional development, support material for a brief pre-semester orientation session, material for a semester-long program of weekly training meetings, and procedures and forms for conducting a system of class visits and feedback. This work lacks a subject index. DeLong is affiliated with Taylor University. Winter is affiliated with Harvard University. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR.

Making the Connection

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Making the Connection by Marilyn Paula Carlson,Chris Rasmussen Book Summary:

The chapters in this volume convey insights from mathematics education research that have direct implications for anyone interested in improving teaching and learning in undergraduate mathematics. This synthesis of research on learning and teaching mathematics provides relevant information for any math department or individual faculty member who is working to improve introductory proof courses, the longitudinal coherence of precalculus through differential equations, students' mathematical thinking and problem-solving abilities, and students' understanding of fundamental ideas such as variable and rate of change. Other chapters include information about programs that have been successful in supporting students' continued study of mathematics. The authors provide many examples and ideas to help the reader infuse the knowledge from mathematics education research into mathematics teaching practice. University mathematicians and community college faculty spend much of their time engaged in work to improve their teaching. Frequently, they are left to their own experiences and informal conversations with colleagues to develop new approaches to support student learning and their continuation in mathematics. Over the past 30 years, research in undergraduate mathematics education has produced knowledge about the development of mathematical understandings and models for supporting students' mathematical learning. Currently, very little of this knowledge is affecting teaching practice. We hope that this volume will open a meaningful dialogue between researchers and practitioners toward the goal of realizing improvements in undergraduate mathematics curriculum and instruction.

Calculus: Concepts and Methods

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Calculus: Concepts and Methods by Ken Binmore,Joan Davies Book Summary:

The pebbles used in ancient abacuses gave their name to the calculus, which today is a fundamental tool in business, economics, engineering and the sciences. This introductory book takes readers gently from single to multivariate calculus and simple differential and difference equations. Unusually the book offers a wide range of applications in business and economics, as well as more conventional scientific examples. Ideas from univariate calculus and linear algebra are covered as needed, often from a new perspective. They are reinforced in the two-dimensional case, which is studied in detail before generalisation to higher dimensions. Although there are no theorems or formal proofs, this is a serious book in which conceptual issues are explained carefully using numerous geometric devices and a wealth of worked examples, diagrams and exercises. Mathematica has been used to generate many beautiful and accurate, full-colour illustrations to help students visualise complex mathematical objects. This adds to the accessibility of the text, which will appeal to a wide audience among students of mathematics, economics and science.

Precalculus, Enhanced WebAssign Edition (with Enhanced WebAssign Printed Access Card for Pre-Calculus and College Algebra, Single-Term Courses)

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Precalculus, Enhanced WebAssign Edition (with Enhanced WebAssign Printed Access Card for Pre-Calculus and College Algebra, Single-Term Courses) by James Stewart,Lothar Redlin,Saleem Watson Book Summary:

The market leading textbook in precalculus is now available in a cost-saving paperback format. PRECALCULUS, ENHANCED WEBASSIGN EDITION contains the same sound mathematics found in the authors' original text, PRECALCULUS: MATHEMATICS FOR CALCULUS, Sixth Edition plus full support of Cengage Learning's powerful online homework program, Enhanced WebAssign. Each new Enhanced WebAssign Edition features the Start Smart Guide for Students, a simple step-by-step how-to booklet for getting started with online homework. The result is a customized resource that will better prepare your students for future courses in mathematics and sciences. In PRECALCULUS: MATHEMATICS FOR CALCULUS, Sixth Edition best-selling authors, James Stewart, Lothar Redlin and Saleem Watson refine their focus on problem solving and mathematical modeling to provide students with a solid foundation in the principles of mathematical thinking. The authors explain explains critical concepts simply and clearly, without glossing over difficult points to provide complete coverage of the function concept, and integrate a significant amount of graphing calculator material to help students develop insight into mathematical ideas.

College Algebra With Current Interesting Applications and Facts

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College Algebra With Current Interesting Applications and Facts by Gisela Acosta,Margie Karwowski Book Summary:

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A Book of Abstract Algebra

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A Book of Abstract Algebra by Charles C Pinter Book Summary:

Accessible but rigorous, this outstanding text encompasses all of the topics covered by a typical course in elementary abstract algebra. Its easy-to-read treatment offers an intuitive approach, featuring informal discussions followed by thematically arranged exercises. This second edition features additional exercises to improve student familiarity with applications. 1990 edition.

Adding It Up

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Adding It Up by National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Center for Education,Mathematics Learning Study Committee Book Summary:

Adding It Up explores how students in pre-K through 8th grade learn mathematics and recommends how teaching, curricula, and teacher education should change to improve mathematics learning during these critical years. The committee identifies five interdependent components of mathematical proficiency and describes how students develop this proficiency. With examples and illustrations, the book presents a portrait of mathematics learning: Research findings on what children know about numbers by the time they arrive in pre-K and the implications for mathematics instruction. Details on the processes by which students acquire mathematical proficiency with whole numbers, rational numbers, and integers, as well as beginning algebra, geometry, measurement, and probability and statistics. The committee discusses what is known from research about teaching for mathematics proficiency, focusing on the interactions between teachers and students around educational materials and how teachers develop proficiency in teaching mathematics.

Mathematics for Engineering

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Mathematics for Engineering by W Bolton,W. Bolton Book Summary:

Mathematics for Engineering has been carefully designed to provide a maths course for a wide ability range, and does not go beyond the requirements of Advanced GNVQ. It is an ideal text for any pre-degree engineering course where students require revision of the basics and plenty of practice work. Bill Bolton introduces the key concepts through examples set firmly in engineering contexts, which students will find relevant and motivating. The second edition has been carefully matched to the Curriculum 2000 Advanced GNVQ units: Applied Mathematics in Engineering (compulsory unit 5) Further Mathematics for Engineering (Edexcel option unit 13) Further Applied Mathematics for Engineering (AQA / City & Guilds option unit 25) A new introductory section on number and mensuration has been added, as well as a new section on series and some further material on applications of differentiation and definite integration. Bill Bolton is a leading author of college texts in engineering and other technical subjects. As well as being a lecturer for many years, he has also been Head of Research, Development and Monitoring at BTEC and acted as a consultant for the Further Education Unit.

Calculus

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Calculus by James Stewart Book Summary:

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College Algebra

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College Algebra by Dave Wells,Lynn Tilson Book Summary:

This text places mathematics into a real-world setting. Concepts are developed through the Rule of Four - Numeric, Analytic, Graphic, and Verbal. Graphing utilities are integrated as a tool while the focus is on the mathematics.

Beginning and Intermediate Algebra: Connecting Concepts Through Applications

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Beginning and Intermediate Algebra: Connecting Concepts Through Applications by Mark Clark,Cynthia Anfinson Book Summary:

BEGINNING AND INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA: CONNECTING CONCEPTS THROUGH APPLICATIONS, shows students how to apply traditional mathematical skills in real-world contexts. The emphasis on skill building and applications engages students as they master algebraic concepts, problem solving, and communication skills. Students develop sound mathematical skills by learning how to solve problems generated from realistic applications, instead of learning techniques without conceptual understanding. Authors Mark Clark and Cynthia Anfinson have developed several key ideas to make concepts real and vivid for students. First, the authors place an emphasis on developing strong algebra skills that support the applications, enhancing student comprehension and developing their problem solving abilities. Second, applications are integrated throughout, drawing on realistic and numerically appropriate data to show students how to apply math and to understand why they need to know it. These applications require students to think critically and develop the skills needed to explain and think about the meaning of their answers. Third, important concepts are developed as students progress through the course and overlapping elementary and intermediate content in kept to a minimum. Chapter 8 sets the stage for the intermediate material where students explore the eyeball best-fit approach to modeling and understand the importance of graphs and graphing including graphing by hand. Fourth, Mark and Cynthia's approach prepares students for a range of courses including college algebra and statistics. In short, BEGINNING AND INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA: CONNECTING CONCEPTS THROUGH APPLICATIONS develops strong mathematical skills using an engaging, application-driven and problem solving-focused approach to algebra. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Open Resources for Community College Algebra

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Open Resources for Community College Algebra by Ann Cary,Ross Kouzes,Carl Yao Book Summary:

ORCCA (Open Resources for Community College Algebra) is an open-source beginning and intermediate algebra textbook created by faculty at Portland Community College. This is Part 1, which covers Chapters 1-4 of the entire textbook. It is designed for PCC's MTH 60 course (Introductory Algebra I).See pcc.edu/orcca for further resources related to this book.

Calculus in Context

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Calculus in Context by James Callahan Book Summary:

For courses currently engaged, or leaning toward calculus reform. Callahan fully embraces the calculus reform movement in technology and pedagogy, while taking it a step further with a unique organization and applications to real-world problems.

Schaum's Outline of Theory and Problems of College Algebra

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Schaum's Outline of Theory and Problems of College Algebra by Murray R. Spiegel,Robert E. Moyer Book Summary:

Algebra, the foundation for all higher mathematics, is taught here both for beginners and for those who wish to review algebra for further work in math, science and engineering. This superior study guide­­the first edition sold more than 600,000 copies!­­includes the most current terminology, emphasis and technology. It treats many subjects more thoroughly than most texts, making it adaptable for any course and an excellent reference and bridge to further study. Also available as a Schaum's Electronic Tutor.

College Algebra

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College Algebra by Ron Larson Book Summary:

This market-leading text continues to provide students and instructors with sound, consistently structured explanations of the mathematical concepts. Designed for a one-term course that prepares students for further study in mathematics, the new ninth edition retains the features that have always made COLLEGE ALGEBRA a complete solution for both students and instructors: interesting applications, pedagogically effective design, and innovative technology combined with an abundance of carefully developed examples and exercises. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Advanced Calculus

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Advanced Calculus by Lynn Harold Loomis,Shlomo Sternberg Book Summary:

An authorised reissue of the long out of print classic textbook, Advanced Calculus by the late Dr Lynn Loomis and Dr Shlomo Sternberg both of Harvard University has been a revered but hard to find textbook for the advanced calculus course for decades. This book is based on an honors course in advanced calculus that the authors gave in the 1960's. The foundational material, presented in the unstarred sections of Chapters 1 through 11, was normally covered, but different applications of this basic material were stressed from year to year, and the book therefore contains more material than was covered in any one year. It can accordingly be used (with omissions) as a text for a year's course in advanced calculus, or as a text for a three-semester introduction to analysis. The prerequisites are a good grounding in the calculus of one variable from a mathematically rigorous point of view, together with some acquaintance with linear algebra. The reader should be familiar with limit and continuity type arguments and have a certain amount of mathematical sophistication. As possible introductory texts, we mention Differential and Integral Calculus by R Courant, Calculus by T Apostol, Calculus by M Spivak, and Pure Mathematics by G Hardy. The reader should also have some experience with partial derivatives. In overall plan the book divides roughly into a first half which develops the calculus (principally the differential calculus) in the setting of normed vector spaces, and a second half which deals with the calculus of differentiable manifolds.

Algebra for College Students

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Algebra for College Students by Jerome E. Kaufmann,Karen Schwitters Book Summary:

Kaufmann and Schwitters have built this text's reputation on clear and concise exposition, numerous examples, and plentiful problem sets. This traditional text consistently reinforces the following common thread: learn a skill; use the skill to help solve equations; and then apply what you have learned to solve application problems. This simple, straightforward approach has helped many students grasp and apply fundamental problem solving skills necessary for future mathematics courses in an easy-to-read format. The new Eighth Edition of ALGEBRA FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS includes new and updated problems, revised content based on reviewer feedback and a new function in iLrn. This enhanced iLrn homework functionality was designed specifically for Kaufmann/Schwitters' users. Textbook-specific practice problems have been added to iLrn to provide additional, algorithmically-generated practice problems, along with useful support and assistance to solve the problems for students.

How People Learn

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How People Learn by National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on Developments in the Science of Learning with additional material from the Committee on Learning Research and Educational Practice Book Summary:

First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.

How People Learn II

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How People Learn II by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Science Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on How People Learn II: The Science and Practice of Learning Book Summary:

There are many reasons to be curious about the way people learn, and the past several decades have seen an explosion of research that has important implications for individual learning, schooling, workforce training, and policy. In 2000, How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition was published and its influence has been wide and deep. The report summarized insights on the nature of learning in school-aged children; described principles for the design of effective learning environments; and provided examples of how that could be implemented in the classroom. Since then, researchers have continued to investigate the nature of learning and have generated new findings related to the neurological processes involved in learning, individual and cultural variability related to learning, and educational technologies. In addition to expanding scientific understanding of the mechanisms of learning and how the brain adapts throughout the lifespan, there have been important discoveries about influences on learning, particularly sociocultural factors and the structure of learning environments. How People Learn II: Learners, Contexts, and Cultures provides a much-needed update incorporating insights gained from this research over the past decade. The book expands on the foundation laid out in the 2000 report and takes an in-depth look at the constellation of influences that affect individual learning. How People Learn II will become an indispensable resource to understand learning throughout the lifespan for educators of students and adults.

A Framework for K-12 Science Education

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A Framework for K-12 Science Education by National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Science Education,Committee on a Conceptual Framework for New K-12 Science Education Standards Book Summary:

Science, engineering, and technology permeate nearly every facet of modern life and hold the key to solving many of humanity's most pressing current and future challenges. The United States' position in the global economy is declining, in part because U.S. workers lack fundamental knowledge in these fields. To address the critical issues of U.S. competitiveness and to better prepare the workforce, A Framework for K-12 Science Education proposes a new approach to K-12 science education that will capture students' interest and provide them with the necessary foundational knowledge in the field. A Framework for K-12 Science Education outlines a broad set of expectations for students in science and engineering in grades K-12. These expectations will inform the development of new standards for K-12 science education and, subsequently, revisions to curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional development for educators. This book identifies three dimensions that convey the core ideas and practices around which science and engineering education in these grades should be built. These three dimensions are: crosscutting concepts that unify the study of science through their common application across science and engineering; scientific and engineering practices; and disciplinary core ideas in the physical sciences, life sciences, and earth and space sciences and for engineering, technology, and the applications of science. The overarching goal is for all high school graduates to have sufficient knowledge of science and engineering to engage in public discussions on science-related issues, be careful consumers of scientific and technical information, and enter the careers of their choice. A Framework for K-12 Science Education is the first step in a process that can inform state-level decisions and achieve a research-grounded basis for improving science instruction and learning across the country. The book will guide standards developers, teachers, curriculum designers, assessment developers, state and district science administrators, and educators who teach science in informal environments.