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How Big Is A Big Number

Author : Paul Killen
ISBN : 9781526447777
Genre : Education
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This book examines what is meant by 'mastery of mathematics' and reviews what we can learn from Asian maths teaching methods. It helps readers to see how areas of mathematics fit together and how they can support children to build their own understanding of the subject.
Category: Education

Is That A Big Number

Author : Andrew Elliott
ISBN : 9780192554413
Genre : Mathematics
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Impressive statistics are thrown at us every day - the cost of health care; the size of an earthquake; the distance to the nearest star; the number of giraffes in the world. We know all these numbers are important - some more than others - and it's vaguely unsettling when we don't really have a clear sense of how remarkable or how ordinary they are. How do we work out what these figures actually mean? Are they significant, should we be worried, or excited, or impressed? How big is big, how small is small? With this entertaining and engaging book, help is at hand. Andrew Elliott gives us the tips and tools to make sense of numbers, to get a sense of proportion, to decipher what matters. It is a celebration of a numerate way of understanding the world. It shows how number skills help us to understand the everyday world close at hand, and how the same skills can be stretched to demystify the bigger numbers that we find in the wider contexts of science, politics, and the universe. Entertaining, full of practical examples, and memorable concepts, Is That A Big Number? renews our relationship with figures. If numbers are the musical notes with which the symphony of the universe is written, and you're struggling to hear the tune, then this is the book to get you humming again.
Category: Mathematics

Little Numbers

Author : Edward Packard
ISBN : 9780761319047
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Filled with entertaining facts, the follow-up to Big Numbers finds an adorable pair of children and their dog watching in utter astonishment as a Seismosaurus gets tinier and tinier and tinier, until it becomes invisible.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Big Numbers

Author : Edward Packard
ISBN : PSU:000054193383
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Uses illustrations of exponentially increasing peas to present the concept of numbers from one to a million, billion, trillion.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

What The Numbers Say

Author : Derrick Niederman
ISBN : 0307419568
Genre : Business & Economics
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A decade ago, computer scientist Douglas Hofstadter coined the term innumeracy, which aptly described the widespread ailment of poor quantitative thinking in American society. So, in What the Numbers Say, Derrick Niederman and David Boyum present clear and comprehensible methods to help us process and calculate our way through the world of “data smog” that we live in. Avoiding abstruse formulations and equations, Niederman and Boyum anchor their presentations in the real world by covering a particular quantitative idea in relation to a context–like probability in the stock market or interest-rate percentages. And while this information is useful toward helping us to be more financially adept, What the Numbers Say is not merely about money. We learn why there were such dramatic polling swings in the 2000 U.S. presidential election and why the system of scoring for women’s figure skating was so controversial in the 2002 Winter Olympics, showing us that good quantitative thinking skills are not only practical but fun.
Category: Business & Economics

More Good Questions

Author : Marian Small
ISBN : 9780807773024
Genre : Education
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We know that Differentiated Instruction helps all students to learn. Yet DI challenges teachers, and nowhere more than in mathematics. In this new book, written specifically for secondary mathematics teachers, the authors cut through the difficulties with two powerful and universal strategies that teachers can use across all math content: Open questions and Parallel tasks. Showing teachers how to get started and become expert with these strategies, this book also demonstrates how to use more inclusive learning conversations to promote broader student participation. Strategies and examples are organized around Big Ideas within the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) content strands. With particular emphasis on Algebra, chapters also address Number and Operations, Geometry, Measurement, and Data Analysis and Probability, with examples included for Pre-Calculus.
Category: Education

The Big Influence Of Small Things

Author : Brett Blair
ISBN : 9780788019593
Genre : Children's sermons
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Anyone who has done children's sermons will sooner or later hear from someone that I learn more from the children's sermon than I do from the real sermon. And indeed, the truths of scripture are so simple that even a child can understand them. So it's no accident that children's sermons have become a central part of the worship service in many churches.Brett Blair and Tim Carpenter offer a year's worth of object lessons that engage children and impart profound lessons for all ages. Two sermons are provided for each Sunday in Cycle A of the Revised Common Lectionary, one based on the Second Lesson and one based on the Gospel. The messages are structured in two parts: the lesson uses an object to draw out active responses from children, then the application connects that object to the assigned scripture reading. Each message includes a clear statement of its exegetical aim.
Category: Children's sermons

Maths For Mums And Dads

Author : Mike Askew
ISBN : 9781409089131
Genre : Mathematics
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In a new edition, fully revised and updated to reflect key new curriculum topics and methods, Maths for Mums and Dads guides you through the basics of primary school maths and covers the dilemmas and problems you are likely to be confronted with, including: * number bonds, place value and decimals * long multiplication and division * fractions, percentages and decimals * basic geometry, shapes, symmetry and angles * data-handling, combinations and chance Complete with sample questions, mock exam papers and examples of children's errors, Maths for Mums and Dads will challenge and reassure in equal measure.
Category: Mathematics

How Big Is Big And How Small Is Small

Author : Timothy Paul Smith
ISBN : 9780199681198
Genre : Science
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This book is a panoramic view of nature, from quarks to the edge of the universe. It holds this wide range of topics together by addressing the question how big are things and why are they that size. The book is full of curios as well as interesting facts and unique descriptions of dozens of things in the universe.
Category: Science

Working Women And Their Rights In The Workplace

Author : Naeima Faraj A.A. Al-Hadad
ISBN : 9781472445018
Genre : Law
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This book addresses women’s rights to work and motherhood in Libya from a legal and international human rights perspective. In an attempt to solve the problem posed by the perception that there is an unsolvable conflict between the right of women to work and their right to motherhood, the author considers how these two sets of rights, as protected under international human rights law, can and should be recognised and promoted within the Libyan legal system. Including first-hand accounts of experiences of Libyan women, the study voices their struggle for their rights as guaranteed by domestic law, international conventions and Islam. Providing a rare insight into a region striving to find its new identity, the author assesses the adequacy of existing Libyan laws and, where warranted, offers proposals for legislative amendments to Libyan policy makers and its new Parliament at such a crucial time in the nation’s history.
Category: Law

Big Game Hunter S Guide To Colorado

Author : John Axelson
ISBN : 1885106556
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Designed for both resident and out-of-state hunters, this comprehensive travel/hunting guidebook has information on hunting tactics and techniques, shot placement, habitat and habits, hunting on public and private lands, and caring for meat and trophies. Also includes essential travel information on restaurants, meat processors, gunsmiths, and more.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Cleopatra S Nose

Author : Daniel J. Boorstin
ISBN : 9780307756527
Genre : History
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Discoverers demonstrates the truth behind the aphorism that if Cleopatra's nose had been shorter, the face of the world would have been changed. Boorstin goes on to uncover the elements of accident, improvisation and contradiction at the core of American institutions and beliefs.
Category: History

Christians The Care Of Creation And Global Climate Change

Author : Lindy Scott
ISBN : 9781630877026
Genre : Religion
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Christians, the Care of Creation, and Global Climate Change is a wake-up call for Christians and others. It is a cogent and persuasive call to love God and our neighbors by caring for creation--especially in light of the dramatic climate changes occurring before our eyes. This book is not the final word on the subject, but it is a sincere invitation to examine the scientific evidence for global warming and to respond with individual and collective faithful actions. CONTRIBUTORS: Douglas Allen, Jeffrey K. Greenberg, P. J. Hill, Sir John T. Houghton, A. Duane Litfin, Ben Lowe, Vincent E. Morris, L. Kristen Page, Lindy Scott, Noah J. Toly
Category: Religion

Facebook For Dummies

Author : Leah Pearlman
ISBN : 047058856X
Genre : Computers
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Category: Computers

Facebook For Dummies

Author : Carolyn Abram
ISBN : 9780470262733
Genre : Computers
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A guide to using the online social network provides information on creating a profile, communicating with friends, using Facebook applications, and using Facebook to improve one's business.
Category: Computers

The Little Big Number

Author : Dirk Philipsen
ISBN : 9781400865529
Genre : Business & Economics
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The story of GDP and why we need a better measurement of growth In one lifetime, GDP, or Gross Domestic Product, has ballooned from a narrow economic tool into a global article of faith. As The Little Big Number demonstrates, this spells trouble. While economies and cultures measure their performance by it, GDP only measures output. It ignores central facts such as quality, costs, or purpose. Sustainability and quality of life are overlooked. Losses don't count. The world can no longer afford GDP rule—GDP ignores real development. Dirk Philipsen demonstrates how the history of GDP reveals unique opportunities to fashion smarter goals and measures. The Little Big Number explores a possible roadmap for a future that advances quality of life rather than indiscriminate growth.
Category: Business & Economics

An Equation For Every Occasion

Author : John M. Henshaw
ISBN : 9781421414928
Genre : Mathematics
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With this fun romp through the world of equations we encounter in our everyday lives, you’ll find yourself flipping through the stories of fifty-two formulas faster than a deck of cards. John M. Henshaw’s intriguing true accounts, each inspired by a different mathematical equation, are both succinct and easy to read. His tales come from the spheres of sports, business, history, the arts, science, and technology. Anecdotes about famous equations, like E=mc2, appear alongside tales of not-so-famous—but equally fascinating—equations, such as the one used to determine the SPF number for sunscreen. Drawn from the breadth of human endeavor, Henshaw's stories demonstrate the power and utility of math. He entertains us by exploring the ways that equations can be used to explain, among other things, Ponzi schemes, the placebo effect, "dog years," IQ, the wave mechanics of tsunamis, the troubled modern beekeeping industry, and the Challenger disaster. Smartly conceived and fast paced, his book offers something for anyone curious about math and its impacts.
Category: Mathematics

Big Ideas For Growing Mathematicians

Author : Ann Kajander
ISBN : 9781613741337
Genre : Education
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Presents twenty activities ideal for an elementary classroom, each of which is divided into sections that summarize the mathematical concept being taught, the skills and knowledge the students will use and gain during the activity, and step-by-step instructions.
Category: Education

Black Holes Time Warps Einstein S Outrageous Legacy Commonwealth Fund Book Program

Author : Kip Thorne
ISBN : 9780393247473
Genre : Science
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Winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics Ever since Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity burst upon the world in 1915 some of the most brilliant minds of our century have sought to decipher the mysteries bequeathed by that theory, a legacy so unthinkable in some respects that even Einstein himself rejected them. Which of these bizarre phenomena, if any, can really exist in our universe? Black holes, down which anything can fall but from which nothing can return; wormholes, short spacewarps connecting regions of the cosmos; singularities, where space and time are so violently warped that time ceases to exist and space becomes a kind of foam; gravitational waves, which carry symphonic accounts of collisions of black holes billions of years ago; and time machines, for traveling backward and forward in time. Kip Thorne, along with fellow theorists Stephen Hawking and Roger Penrose, a cadre of Russians, and earlier scientists such as Oppenheimer, Wheeler and Chandrasekhar, has been in the thick of the quest to secure answers. In this masterfully written and brilliantly informed work of scientific history and explanation, Dr. Thorne, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist and the Feynman Professor of Theoretical Physics Emeritus at Caltech, leads his readers through an elegant, always human, tapestry of interlocking themes, coming finally to a uniquely informed answer to the great question: what principles control our universe and why do physicists think they know the things they think they know? Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time has been one of the greatest best-sellers in publishing history. Anyone who struggled with that book will find here a more slowly paced but equally mind-stretching experience, with the added fascination of a rich historical and human component. Winner of the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science.
Category: Science