Using the fun, interactive world of Minecraft and key concepts in STEAM, two teachers developed the Minecraft and STEAM series to be used in and out of the classroom. In Minecraft and STEAM, students discover that Minecraft isn't just a game, it's a tool that can be used to learn about real-world science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Patterns and Numbers in Minecraft: Math focuses on math but includes other STEAM concepts in the sidebars. Includes table of contents, glossary, index, sources for further reading, and an extension activity.
In this inspiring and informative nonfiction title, readers will learn the ways that people start from almost nothing to become millionaires and billionaires. Through examples of hard work and smart financial decisions, readers gain an understanding of how to invest money responsibly in stocks, commodities, bonds, and mutual funds while also learning the various ways that people have been successful in entrepreneurships. Informational text, fascinating facts, and a glossary of useful terms work in conjunction with vibrant images and inspirational examples to engage readers from cover to cover.
In the Dark! Find the lights in the scary night. What do sheep count to fall to sleep? Enjoy a silly story about when the lights go out… dancing. Learn how bats can fly at night and how they drink water in flight. Stories by Maggie Murphy, Amy S. Hansen, Noelle Poulet, Alison Pearce Stevens, Ph.D., Marianne Mitchell, and Marileta Robinson.
This important title helps young readers build the skills to make smart choices when spending and saving their money. Realistic examples provide an understanding of the outcomes of spending using different means such as cash or credit. Readers will learn about the benefits of saving money, the various ways to do it, and how a bank manages money. Essential concepts such as credit reports and cost of living are introduced.
The basic concepts of financial literacy are explored in this important book for young people. Relevant and accessible terms and real-world examples teach readers about financial responsibility and how to think critically about their wants and needs. Financial planning strategies are discussed and opportunities to practice activities, such as budgeting and record keeping, are provided.
Building the skills now to make smart money decisions throughout your lifetime is a sure way to secure your financial future. This inspiring guide encourages young readers to be financially literate for life and to look past today to their financial futures. Readers will learn that financial decisions can have a long-term impact on their lives and that it's important to learn how to manage risks and debt. Using the tips and concepts they have learned, readers will be given the opportunity to practice financial planning for the future.
Readers learn about making, saving, and borrowing money in this illuminating guide for young people on how to manage the money they earn. Helpful examples get readers thinking about how they plan to earn income in the future. Clear text helps them understand relevant concepts such as income tax, interest, and the positive and negative effects of making investments and borrowing money for large purchases.
This title explores some of the amazing careers available in the field of mathematics—and they're not just limited to the classroom! From helping athletes gain a competitive edge to helping eradicate hunger around the world, readers may be surprised to learn what exciting careers math can lead to.
The eighth book in the popular Sir Cumference series, SIR CUMFERENCE AND THE OFF-THE-CHARTS DESSERT introduces readers to different methods of collecting data. Sir Cumference and Lady Di of Ameter are in a pickle. The castle cook is sick and the Harvest Faire is coming up—who will make the special dessert for this annual event? Two bakers in town, Pia of Chartres and Bart Graf, are up to the task. But after sampling Pia’s delicious pies and Bart’s scrumptious cookies, Sir Cumference and Lady Di just can’t choose! They come up with a solution: hold a contest and let the townspeople choose the dessert to be served at the faire. When Pia and Bart’s methods of tracking their votes fail, they each realize they need to come up with a better system. Pia places a colored candy around the edges of a pie dough and Bart stacks his cookie molds—each color candy or mold shape represents a different kind of pie or cookie. Thus, the pie chart and bar graph are born! But when the contest ends in a tie, Pia and Bart concoct a hybrid recipe that everyone enjoys.
When Steward Edmund Rounds and Sir Cumference notice that there are strangers camped nearby, Rounds II decides to investigate despite being involved with the task of learning how to make accurate counts of the castle's stores of food, supplies, and weaponry. When he reports back that an enemy is lying in wait, everyone moves quickly to defend the castle. But wait! Will Rounds II be able to figure out how many bows and arrows they have to create an appropriate battle plan? Using rounding techniques to figure out the totals more quickly, Rounds II is just in time to help stave off a potentially disastrous attack
While riding through the forests of Angleland, cousins Per and Radius realize they are lost and are desperate for a map to guide them home. Soon they come across a mysterious house in the hills. Inside they find a map to a treasure belonging to Xaxon Yellowbearyd, the fiercest Viking warrior of his time. Per and Radius must decode the strange numbered grid on the map, while trying to steer clear of the pack of bungling bandits who are on their tail. Will they find the treasure in time?
Join Sir Cumference and the gang for more wordplay, puns, and problem solving in the clever math adventure about place-value and counting by tens. Sir Cumference and Lady Di planned a surprise birthday party for King Arthur, but they didn’t expect so many guests to show up. How many lunches will they need? And with more guests arriving by the minute, what about dinner? Sir Cumference and Lady Di count guests by tens, hundreds, and even thousands to help young readers learn place-value. Fans will love this new installment of the Sir Cumference series that makes math fun and accessible for all.
See how people collect data as part of their jobs! Collecting data is very important for weather predictions, the U.S. government census, emergency rescue workers, and more! This title teaches readers about multidigit number data collection, introducing concepts like approximation and estimation. Vibrant images, practical examples, and clear mathematical charts make data collection seem familiar and simple. This book will leave readers feeling prepared to improve their own data collection and STEM skills.
An elementary introduction to the physics involved in the sport of baseball, including scientific concepts such as momentum and trajectory, and actions such as pitching and batting.
Introduces readers to the basic features of calendars and clocks, such as dates and numerals. Readers will learn how to use these features to track time and keep organized. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, labeled diagrams, a quiz and answer key, a phonetic glossary, an index, sources for further research, and an introduction to the author.
Introduces readers to the basic features of a graph, such as legends, labels, and scales. Readers will learn how to use these features to read bar graphs, line graphs, and many other kinds of graphs. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, labeled diagrams, a quiz and answer key, a phonetic glossary, an index, sources for further research, and an introduction to the author.
Introduces readers to basic measurement tools, such as rulers and thermometers. Readers will learn how to use these tools to make different kinds of measurements. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, labeled diagrams, a quiz and answer key, a phonetic glossary, an index, sources for further research, and an introduction to the author.
Introduces readers to the basic features of a recipe, such as ingredient lists and the importance of following directions in order. Readers will learn how to measure liquids and solids and follow steps chronologically. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, labeled diagrams, a quiz and answer key, a phonetic glossary, an index, sources for further research, and an introduction to the author.
Students will read about two family vacations to Hawaii and China while taking a “trip” of their own into the world of multiplication! This math reader provides real-life problem-solving opportunities that make learning multiplication fun and easy while seamlessly integrating STEM topics. This full-color book teaches students operations and algebraic reasoning, introducing them to vocabulary terms and STEM concepts like electromagnetism, friction, force, drag, thrust, and gravity. Captivating images, practice problems, and mathematical charts and diagrams help develop students’ math and reading skills. The DOK-leveled Math Talk section includes questions that facilitate mathematical discourse and activities that students can respond to at home or school. Let’s Explore Math sidebars and the extensive Problem Solving section provide ample opportunities for students to practice what they have learned. Text features such as a glossary, index, and a table of contents increase understanding and build critical literacy skills. Learning multiplication is fun and easy with this engaging grade 3 math reader!
NASA wants to send humans to Mars within the next 25 years, but before that can happen, they must plan and prepare. This math reader will engage students as they read about STEM topics, building both their literacy skills and math content knowledge. With a focus on NASA’s Mission to Mars, students will learn problem solving through the use of real-world examples. Captivating images, practice problems, and mathematical charts and diagrams help develop students’ problem solving skills. Text features such as a glossary, index, and a table of contents increase understanding and build critical literacy skills. The DOK-leveled Math Talk section facilitates mathematical discourse and higher order thinking skills with questions that students can respond to at school or home. The extensive Problem Solving section and Let’s Explore Math sidebars provide numerous opportunities for students to practice what they have learned. Learning how to problem solve is fun and easy with this engaging grade 3 math reader!
Learn to convert units of measurement as you take a tour of the Eiffel Tower, and see why it is an engineering marvel like no other! This nonfiction title is filled with fun facts and interesting information about the Eiffel Tower that will keep students engaged from start to finish. By integrating math and literacy skills, this math reader makes learning mathematics simple, relevant, and fun, and the real-world examples of problem solving allow students to explore the concepts in meaningful ways. With an accessible glossary, vibrant images, clear mathematical diagrams, and easy-to-read text, this book will engage readers and show them how to apply mathematics to their daily lives. Additional text features include a table of contents, index, captions, bold print, and an answer key to help build academic vocabulary and increase understanding. The challenging Problem Solving section and Let's Explore Math sidebars provide plenty of opportunities for students to practice their developing mathematics skills. Learning to convert units of measurement is fun and easy with this engaging grade 4 math reader!
Capital resources are used every day! These are tools that make it easier for us to do things. They are a part of our economy. The economy helps us get the things that we want and need. Colorful images, supporting text, a glossary, table of contents, and index all work together to help readers better understand the content and be fully engaged from cover to cover.
Are you good at predicting? Have you ever made a scientific prediction? This dynamic science e-book will help third-grade students learn all about scientific predictions and the steps that scientists take to make good predictions. With a hands-on “Think Like a Scientist” lab activity that is aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards, this is a perfect tool to develop students’ scientific practices and support STEM Education. Including a glossary and index, the helpful text features in this easy-to-read informational text support the development of content-area literacy while vibrant images keep readers engaged from cover to cover.
This engaging title tells the story of children who start a business to help people care for their pets. As the business grows, the children use bar, circle, and line graphs as visual representations of their business. These mathematical charts and diagrams help readers understand how to best improve a business. This story not only shows children how useful clear graphs can be outside of the classroom, but encourages them to see if they can start their own responsible businesses! Through this title's fun story, vibrant images, clear mathematical diagrams, easy-to-read text, and simple practice problems, readers will be engaged and encouraged to improve their graphing and STEM skills.
Learn all about angles with this exciting book about basketball! Examples taken from the lively sport keep readers engaged and help them better understand geometry and STEM themes. Readers will learn about different types of angles and their qualities, familiarizing themselves with acute angles, obtuse angles, right angles, and straight angles. All of these angles have a vertex, rays, and an angle degree that children can determine with a protractor. This title encourages children to apply mathematics to other topics by teaching them about both sports and angles in one entertaining book! Vibrant images, easy-to-read text, engaging practice problems, and an accessible glossary work together to make learning about angles easy and exciting!