Logicals für Kinder
Author: Caroline Finster-Setzler, Bernd Riemke
Neue Logicals für Kinder
Author: Caroline Finster-Setzler, Bernd Riemke
Publisher: Auer Verlag
Rätseln, tüfteln, kombinieren: Mit motivierenden Denksportaufgaben differenziert fördern! Vorsicht, Suchtgefahr! Mit diesen neuen Denksportaufgaben kommen die Schülerinnen und Schüler der 3.-6. Klasse schnell auf den Geschmack: Sie rätseln, tüfteln, kombinieren und werden in immer kürzerer Zeit immer schwierigere Rätsel lösen wollen. Dabei trainieren sie logisches und problemlösendes Denken. In jedem der 44 Logicals steht ein lebensnahes oder dem Lehrplan entnommenes Sachthema im Mittelpunkt. Die Aufgaben der Schülerinnen und Schüler bestehen darin, aus einer Fülle von Informationen die für die Lösung relevanten Aussagen herauszufiltern und in eine vorgegebene Tabelle einzutragen. So fügen sie die Hinweise Schritt für Schritt zu einer Lösung zusammen. Diese Art des Rätselns fördert nicht nur sinnentnehmendes Lesen, sondern auch Ausdauer und Konzentration. Lösung und möglicher Lösungsweg werden für jedes Rätsel mitgeliefert. Papagei, Känguru und Löwe kennzeichnen wie schon im Vorgängerband die drei Schwierigkeitsstufen, wobei dazu noch Königsrätsel gekommen sind, die für besonders leistungsstarke Kinder konzipiert wurden. Die Autoren geben zudem eine Anleitung, mit deren Hilfe Sie mühelos die passenden Rätsel für Ihre Schülerinnen und Schüler „maßschneidern“ können. Die Kopiervorlagen lassen sich ohne Aufwand einsetzen und eignen sich sowohl für den Mathe- wie auch für jeden anderen Unterricht. Der Band enthält: 44 Logiclas in drei Differenzierungsstufen
Level 6: Oliver Twist
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Pearson Education
Classic / British English His mother is dead, so little Oliver Twist is brought up in the workhouse. Beaten and starved, he runs away to London, where he joins Fagin’s gang of thieves. By chance he also finds good new friends – but can they protect him from people who rob and murder without mercy?
Jasper Johns flags, 1955-1994
Author: Jasper Johns, David Sylvester, Anthony d'Offay (Firm)
Publisher: Distributed Art Pub Inc
Author: Julie L. Horan
Publisher: Robson Books Limited
"The great book of nature," said Galileo, "can be read only by those who know the language in which it was written. And this language is mathematics." In The Language of Mathematics, award-winning author Keith Devlin reveals the vital role mathematics plays in our eternal quest to understand who we are and the world we live in. More than just the study of numbers, mathematics provides us with the eyes to recognize and describe the hidden patterns of life—patterns that exist in the physical, biological, and social worlds without, and the realm of ideas and thoughts within. Taking the reader on a wondrous journey through the invisible universe that surrounds us—a universe made visible by mathematics—Devlin shows us what keeps a jumbo jet in the air, explains how we can see and hear a football game on TV, allows us to predict the weather, the behavior of the stock market, and the outcome of elections. Microwave ovens, telephone cables, children's toys, pacemakers, automobiles, and computers—all operate on mathematical principles. Far from a dry and esoteric subject, mathematics is a rich and living part of our culture. An exploration of an often woefully misunderstood subject, The Language of Mathematics celebrates the simplicity, the precision, the purity, and the elegance of mathematics.
Total Talent Portfolio
Author: Jeanne H. Purcell, Joseph S. Renzulli
A component of the Schoolwide Enrichment Model, this book presents a systematic vehicle, the Total Talent Portfolio, for gathering, recording, and acting on the best information about students. Portfolios assist teachers as they analyze each student's unique talent profile and decide which types of enrichment and acceleration options will be most likely to develop each young person's talents and abilities. Sample portfolios are included as well as suggestions for developing your own.
Dancing Past the Dark
Author: Nancy Evans Bush
The tinge of centuries colors the way we hear today’s near-death experiences and what we make of them. Why should some individuals tell of blissful heights of spiritual experience while others believe themselves at the depths, lost in the stars or consigned to hell? (Behind the scenes, every listener wonders: “And could that happen to me?”) Dancing Past the Dark: Distressing Near-Death Experiences, the first comprehensive exploration of disturbing NDEs and how people interpret them, is packed with solid information and first-person narratives that, although marked by dismaying and even terrifying features, turn out to have something vital to say about life itself. Sweeping from research findings to a review of the cultural evolution of hell through a thoughtful analysis of how individuals interpret and ascribe meaning to their near-death experiences, the author, a longtime researcher of these NDEs, brings study data and years of personal insights to the questions that swirl around the topic, providing a wealth of viewpoints and ways of thinking about the subject that will be new to many readers. “Engagingly written,” as one reviewer says, the book’s breadth makes this a landmark in the near-death literature, must reading for anyone curious about NDEs, especially readers wondering how to make sense of such an experience and caregivers in critical care, pastoral, therapeutic, and end-of-life settings. PMH Atwater says, “Dancing Past the Dark is what we have all been waiting for. ...This book is masterful—a must for any experiencer of a near-death state (no matter what kind), or a spiritual transformation, religious conversion, Baptism of the Holy Spirit, mystical and shamanic breakthroughs, or any type of encounter with the numinous. Narratives are one thing, the story experiencers tell, but understanding that story, finding meaning, is all important!"
Author: John Kao
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Not long ago, Americans could rightfully feel confident in our preeminence in the world economy. The United States set the pace as the world's leading innovator: from the personal computer to the internet, from Wall Street to Hollywood, from the decoding of the genome to the emergence of Web 2.0, we led the way and the future was ours. So how is it, bestselling author and leading expert on innovation John Kao asks, that today Finland is the world's most competitive economy? That U.S. students rank twenty-fourth in the world in math literacy and twenty-sixth in problem-solving ability? That in 2005 and 2006 combined, in a reverse brain drain, 30,000 highly trained professionals left the United States to return to their native India? Even as the United States has lost standing in the world community because of the war in Iraq, Kao warns, the country is losing its edge in economic leadership as well. The future of our prosperity, and of our national security, is at serious risk. But it doesn't have to be this way. Based on his in-depth experience advising many of the world's leading companies and studying cutting-edge innovation "best practices" in the most dynamic hot spots of innovation both in the United States and around the world, Kao argues that the United States still has the capability not only to regain our competitive edge, but to take a bold step out ahead of the global community and secure a leadership role in the twenty-first century. We must, though, take serious and concerted action fast. First offering a stunning, troubling portrait of just how serious is the erosion in recent years of U.S. competitiveness in innovation, Kao then takes readers on a fascinating tour of the leading innovation centers, such as those in Singapore, Denmark, and Finland, which are trumping us in their more focused and creative approaches to fueling innovation. He then lays out a groundbreaking plan for a national innovation strategy that would empower the United States to actually innovate the process of innovation: to marshal our vast resources of talent and infrastructure in the particular ways that his studies of innovation have shown lead to transformative results. Innovation Nation is vital reading for all those Americans who are troubled by the great challenges the United States faces in the ever-more-competitive economy of our twenty-first-century world.
A lively contemporaneous travelogue, following in the famous footsteps of Rebecca West's masterpiece Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: a Journey through Yugoslavia, which depicts the present day Balkans in all its cultural glory.