"Creative thinking, effective talk and the ability to co-operate are the skills of the future. And the way children can develop these skills is by learning to work co-operatively in small groups." — Joan Dalton, Author
Games for Math: Playful Ways to Help Your Child Learn Math from Kindergarten to Third Grade (Paperback)
From classics such as origami and tangrams, to creative activities involving math in the kitchen, this book is filled with over 50 effective ways for children to learn math by playing games.
"These investigations into the world of writing should be entered into together, in the spirit of exploration. You investment of time and energy will help to spark your child's interest." — Note to Parents
"Making the Most of College is an excellent book which will be of practical help to students and teachers alike. It shows close attention to the ways students learn; what they tell the interviewers, the author's own experience, and that of other teachers together provide a rich account of the college experience. I will buy the book and use it, and be grateful to Richard Light for his sensitivity and creativity as a teacher, and a teacher of teachers." — Martin Trow, University of California, Berkely
"Teachers at all educational levels will find advice for attaining a greater understanding of themselves and their students." — From the Dust Jacket
"If you care about the education of a child, you need this book. Comprehensive and easy to use, it will inform, empower, and encourage you." — From the Dust Jacket
"Ten minutes a day to help your child do well in school—from kindergarten to third grade." — Front cover.
A Parent's Guide to School Projects, Papers & Presentations: From Kindergarten through Middle School (Paperback)
"The secret for most parents is that with a little planning and organization, school projects of all types can be fun! By the time you finish this book, you will have all the necessary 'must have' school supplies, a selection of sample projects, and a willingness to guide your child through the maze of teacher expectations, peer critiques, and individual insecurities." — From the back cover
"You're no idiot, of course. You know it's important for your kids to get a good education—and you'd love to teach them yourself, in your very own home." — From the back cover
"If you could only choose one guide to Home Education, Tamra B. Orr's A Parent's Guide to Homeschooling should be it." — Ashisha, Editor, Mothering Magazine
"The books in this series are designed to be useful tools for parents and teachers, both at home and in school. They are called resources to signal that they do not replace the regular local school curriculum but rather serve as aids to help children gain some of the important knowledge they will need to make progress in school and be effective in society." — From "The Nature of This Series" (page 6)
"None of the activities are specifically designed to make your child read more, write better, or score higher in math and science. But don't be surprised if your child's skills improve. That happens naturally...when you play smart." — From the back cover
"This book is for every teacher who has wanted to end a teaching day with a greater feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction—and less frustration and stress." — From the back cover
"So often the most frustrating problems associated with teaching are the basic management problems encountered every day. This book offers practical advice and management strategies for beginning and experienced teachers alike." — From the Introduction, page iv
"A fine mix of practical advice, solid research findings, and effective ideas—all presented with real empathy for the beginning teacher's plight and challenge. It's also a useful book for experienced teachers, and especially for those who work with student teachers." — Robert Sylvester, Professor of Education, University of Oregon, Eugene
Educators and homeschooling parents can choose from over 100 reproducible worksheets to save time. Through the use of MS Word templates and an Interactive CD program, you can personalize much of your output. This CD-ROM also contains PDF versions of the worksheets.
Money Doesn't Grow on Trees: Teaching Your Kids the Value of a Buck (Paperback - Signed by Author) [MC]
"For those of you who think you've already blown your chance with your kids, this book provides the hope that it's never too late. We serve a God of second chances, who can turn around teenagers and adult children." — from the Introduction (page 12)
Dolciani Mathematical Expositions No. 39: When Less is More: Visualizing Basic Inequalities (Hardback)
"Inequalities permeate mathematics from the Elements of Euclid to operations research and financial mathematics. Yet too often, especially in secondary and collegiate mathematics, the emphasis is on things equal to one another rather than unequal. While equalities and identities are without doubt important, they don't possess the richness and variety that one finds with inequalities." — From the back cover