Description : A Student’s Guide to the Study, Practice, and Tools of Modern Mathematics provides an accessible introduction to the world of mathematics. It offers tips on how to study and write mathematics as well as how to use various mathematical tools, from LaTeX and Beamer to Mathematica® and MapleTM to MATLAB® and R. Along with a color insert, the text includes exercises and challenges to stimulate creativity and improve problem solving abilities. The first section of the book covers issues pertaining to studying mathematics. The authors explain how to write mathematical proofs and papers, how to perform mathematical research, and how to give mathematical presentations. The second section focuses on the use of mathematical tools for mathematical typesetting, generating data, finding patterns, and much more. The text describes how to compose a LaTeX file, give a presentation using Beamer, create mathematical diagrams, use computer algebra systems, and display ideas on a web page. The authors cover both popular commercial software programs and free and open source software, such as Linux and R. Showing how to use technology to understand mathematics, this guide supports students on their way to becoming professional mathematicians. For beginning mathematics students, it helps them study for tests and write papers. As time progresses, the book aids them in performing advanced activities, such as computer programming, typesetting, and research.
Description : "A Study Guide for William Keepers Maxwell Jr.'s ""So Long, See You Tomorrow"", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs."
Description : The British Study Edition of the Urantia Papers is based on the standard SRT text, but uses the metric system and adds a critical apparatus of textual variants and study notes.
Description : An updated edition of the best-selling book for teacher success in the classroom Designed for new and experienced teachers alike, this thoroughly revised and updated edition offers a value-packed, practical source of ready-to-use tips and strategies for meeting the challenges teachers face everyday while organizing and managing a classroom. The third edition includes entirely new sections on teaching English language learners, inquiry-based learning, building positive teacher-student relationships, wrapping up the school year, and much more. The book also features many new forms, pre-written letters, checklists, and reproducibles, along with bonus forms and reproducibles that are available for free download from the web. Includes tools and techniques proven to help teachers succeed in the classroom Contains new sections on teaching English language learners, teacher-student relationships, inquiry-based learning, and more Many handy reproducible forms, handouts, and checklists Includes access to free downloadable bonus material on the web, including pre-written letters, reproducible forms, and worksheets
Description : Feeling initially aimless and out of place in rural Nepal where she accompanied her anthropologist husband for a year of fieldwork, Katharine Bjork Guneratne turned to writing to make sense of her sojourn in the shadow of the Himalaya. The resulting book is both an acute portrait of a village and an intimate account of her struggles to adapt to a different way of life. Like the best cultural travel narratives, In the Circle of the Dance draws on the author's experiences to illuminate both exterior and interior worlds. Bjork's book is in many ways a primer on the realities of fieldwork, from setting up house to participating in the work of the village women to finding ways to communicate across cultural divides. It describes how this outsider achieved a gradual and provisional inclusion in the community, an inclusion represented by her participation in a traditional women's circle dance. The book also depicts the effects of modernization and tourism on a society that remained closed to the West well into this century, while offering comparative insights about wider South Asian cultures. The author's lyrical, frequently moving descriptions of everyday life guide her readers through the stages of her cultural apprenticeship. In the end, as Bjork joins the circle dance, she is a stranger to the community still, but a familiar and welcome one.
Description : Fairies in Colored Pencil is the perfect resource for both beginning and advanced artists, inspiring detailed fairy artwork for the fantasy enthusiast in us all. Artists of all ages are mesmerized by the allure and mystery of fairies. Lovers of fairy tales and fantasy often imagine what an actual fairy would look like, and the possibilities are endless. Fairies in Colored Pencil teaches artists a variety of drawing and colored pencil techniques to help bring their fantasy creations to life. After a short introduction to colored pencil techniques, Fairies in Colored Pencil provides a sketchbook of various kinds of fairies, as well as an assortment of physical characteristics, including wing types. Step-by-step projects then help guide artists, first with creating individual fairies in graphite and colored pencil and then progressing to full artwork that includes fantasy settings and backgrounds. Approachable and inexpensive, colored pencil allows beginning artists to create vibrant, unique artwork and experiment with color and technique. For beginning to intermediate artists, color mixing and blending is introduced and explained, as well as shading and perspective. Additionally, artists will find templates that can be photocopied or scanned to use over and over again! Fairies in Colored Pencil is the perfect resource for both beginning and advanced artists, inspiring detailed fairy artwork for the fantasy enthusiast in us all.
Description : This book was created to help ambitious, highly motivated kids maximize their SAT math scores. Do you crave a higher score? Are you willing to do a little hard work to achieve it? Good. I knew I liked you. Read this book from beginning to end, with a pencil in hand and a calculator and Blue Book by your side. When you're done, you'll be able to approach the SAT with confidence—very few questions will surprise you, and even fewer will be able to withstand your withering attacks. Stand tall, intrepid student. Destiny awaits. Inside you'll find: Essential test-taking strategies Difference-making techniques The math you need to know Challenging diagnostic drills Solutions worked out by hand Question-by-question breakdowns of the tests in the Official SAT Study Guide Candy (not really)
Description : The only how–to guide to community design written from the design professional′s perspective. In this groundbreaking guide to the increasingly important discipline of community design, a leading international expert draws upon his own experiences and those of colleagues around the world to provide proven tools and techniques for bringing community members into the design process successfully and productively. The first and only how–to guide on community design developed for design professionals, Community Participation Methods in Design and Planning features: ∗ Fifteen case studies chronicling community design projects around the world ∗ Coverage of educational facilities, housing, and urban and rural environments ∗ Design Games–a proven, culture–neutral approach to educating participants in their design options and the consequences of their choices ∗ Proven techniques for fostering community participation in the design process ∗ Checklists, worksheets, questionnaires, and other valuable tools Community Participation Methods in Design and Planning is an indispensable working resource for urban designers and planners, architects, and landscape architects. It is also an excellent resource for students of those disciplines.