Wild Fibonacci

Nature's Secret Code Revealed

Wild Fibonacci

Discover the fibonacci sequence as it appears in nature, from the curves of a sundial shell, to a parrot's beak, a hawk's talon, a ram's horn, and even human teeth!

Java Web Services: Up and Running

Up and Running

Java Web Services: Up and Running

This example-driven book offers a thorough introduction to Java's APIs for XML Web Services (JAX-WS) and RESTful Web Services (JAX-RS). Java Web Services: Up and Running takes a clear, pragmatic approach to these technologies by providing a mix of architectural overview, complete working code examples, and short yet precise instructions for compiling, deploying, and executing an application. You'll learn how to write web services from scratch and integrate existing services into your Java applications. With Java Web Services: Up and Running, you will: Understand the distinction between SOAP-based and REST-style services Write, deploy, and consume SOAP-based services in core Java Understand the Web Service Definition Language (WSDL) service contract Recognize the structure of a SOAP message Learn how to deliver Java-based RESTful web services and consume commercial RESTful services Know security requirements for SOAP- and REST-based web services Learn how to implement JAX-WS in various application servers Ideal for students as well as experienced programmers, Java Web Services: Up and Running is the concise guide you need to start working with these technologies right away.

Using Paired Text to Meet the Common Core

Effective Teaching across the K-8 Curriculum

Using Paired Text to Meet the Common Core

Teaching students to make connections across related texts promotes engagement and improves reading comprehension and content learning. This practical guide explains how to select and teach a wide range of picture books as paired text--two books related by topic, theme, or genre--in grades K-8. The author provides mini-lessons across the content areas, along with hundreds of recommendations for paired text, each linked to specific Common Core standards for reading literature and informational texts. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the book includes 22 reproducible graphic organizers and other useful tools. Purchasers also get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials.

Helping Children Learn Mathematics

Helping Children Learn Mathematics

The third edition of Reys’ Helping Children Learn Mathematics is a practical resource for undergraduate students of primary school teaching. Rich in ideas, tools and stimulation for lessons during teaching rounds or in the classroom, this edition continues to provide a clear understanding of how to navigate the Australian Curriculum, with detailed coverage on how to effectively use Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in the classroom. This is a full colour printed textbook with an interactive eBook code included. Great self-study features include: auto-graded in-situ knowledge check questions, video of teachers demonstrating how different maths topics can be taught in the classroom and animated, branched chain scenarios are in the e-text.

Literature-Based Teaching in the Content Areas

40 Strategies for K-8 Classrooms

Literature-Based Teaching in the Content Areas

Grounded in theory and best-practices research, this practical text provides teachers with 40 strategies for using fiction and non-fiction trade books to teach in five key content areas: language arts and reading, social studies, mathematics, science, and the arts. Each strategy provides everything a teacher needs to get started: a classroom example that models the strategy, a research-based rationale, relevant content standards, suggested books, reader-response questions and prompts, assessment ideas, examples of how to adapt the strategy for different grade levels (K–2, 3–5, and 6–8), and ideas for differentiating instruction for English language learners and struggling students. Throughout the book, student work samples and classroom vignettes bring the content to life.

Helping Children Learn Mathematics

Helping Children Learn Mathematics

"The ninth edition of this best-selling elementary math methods textbook continues the rich history of this book with a dash of new breath and a new contemporary design. It has been updated to reflect current recommendations, readings, and practices while maintaining the characteristics and features that have made it a popular choice of instructors. This new edition remains an invaluable text for students who are being introduced to teaching elementary mathematics. In addition, its depth also makes it appropriate for teachers to use as they continue to learn about teaching mathematics."--Publsiher's website.