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.
Scale models are usually built as accurate miniatures of real objects such as vehicles, buildings, and even people. This awesome introduction to model making explains the mathematics of scale, and the difference between building from a kit and building from scratch. Tips on painting, scoring, cementing, and weathering help build fine-motor skills. Young readers are encouraged to build patience, concentration, perseverance, and problem-solving.
Practice solving equations and inequalities while learning about land animals from all over the world! Readers will learn interesting facts about earth's land animals, discovering how zoologists use variables to solve equations and inequalities and answer questions about these animals. Fun examples allow children to become familiar with functional equations, equivalent equations, inequalities, and algebraic expression. Featuring eye-catching images, exciting practice problems, easy-to-read text, STEM themes, clear mathematical charts and diagrams, and an accessible glossary and index, this title will engage students and simplify advanced mathematical concepts!
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 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.
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.
This books describes the process used to develop transportation methods and describes the ways each STEAM field is involved in the process.
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.
Imagine printing a human heart with the click of a button. Sound impossible? Scientists and doctors are getting closer to transplanting human body parts made from 3-D printers. Read how doctors are using 3-D printers to change lives as you add and subtract fractions. By integrating math and literacy skills, this math reader focuses on STEM topics and makes learning fractions simple, relevant, and fun. Let's Explore Math sidebars, the extensive Problem Solving section, and the clear mathematical charts and diagrams provide numerous opportunities for students to practice what they have learned. The DOK-leveled Math Talk section includes questions that facilitate mathematical discourse and activities that students can respond to at school or home. With intriguing full-color images, the book includes text features such as a glossary, index, captions, and a table of contents to increase understanding and build academic vocabulary. The real-world examples of problem solving allow students to explore STEM concepts in meaningful ways. Practice adding and subtracting fractions with this engaging grade 4 math reader!
Understanding geometry is very important when designing a backyard! Designers have to know how to measure the perimeter and area of design spaces. This vibrant title teaches readers about landscape architecture and design while encouraging them to practice their geometric measurements, like perimeter, area, diameter, radius, and angles. With the help of interesting images, easy-to-read text, related practice problems, STEM topics, and clear mathematical diagrams, this title makes geometry fun and simple, allowing readers to use their mathematical skills creatively!
Learn how designers work with two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes, measuring their surface area, volume, diameter, and radius, to create great package designs! Students will learn about familiar package designs while practicing their own measurement and STEM skills. With familiar images, easy-to-read text, simple practice problems, and clear mathematical diagrams, this title will leave readers more confident in their measurement skills while showing them how mathematics affects them and the products that they use every day!
Practice measuring surface area and volume while following the story of a family as they pack and move into a new house! Understanding how to measure two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes by radius, diameter, surface area, and volume can make packing a much easier, more efficient process! This title encourages readers to practice their measurement skills and shows them how they can put these skills to use outside of the classroom. With the help of familiar images, easy-to-read text, simple practice problems, and mathematical diagrams, readers will be able to improve their developing mathematical and STEM skills in a practical, useful way!
Write, simplify, and evaluate algebraic expressions to explore how quickly germs can spread! This informative title teaches children all about germs and how they spread, encouraging healthy habits, while allowing them to practice algebraic expression, exponential form, and distributive property. With eye-catching images, easy-to-read text, related practice problems, clear mathematical diagrams, STEM themes, and an accessible glossary and index, this book gives readers the necessary tools to feel comfortable writing, simplifying, and evaluating expressions!
Learn how scientists use algebraic expressions to explore the growth of amoebas, euglenas, and bacteria! This informative title challenges readers to master new mathematical concepts like algebraic expression and exponential form. After learning about the microscopic creatures that scientists study, readers can complete related practice problems to familiarize themselves with algebraic expressions. Featuring easy-to-read text, related practice problems, mathematical diagrams, STEM themes, and a glossary and index, this book gives readers the necessary tools to feel comfortable writing, simplifying, and evaluating expressions!
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.
Read along as three children become crime scene investigators when pieces of their favorite playground equipment begin to disappear! The children collect data and analyze their findings, eventually catching the culprit! This exciting example of data analysis and STEM themes will keep readers engaged and show them how useful data analysis can be! With vivid images, easy-to-read text, related practice problems, mathematical charts, and an exciting story, this title makes data analysis exciting and simple for readers to use in the classroom and on their own!
Learn all about calculating volume at the aquarium! Aquarium workers have to understand volume to design the best tanks for marine animals. Volume helps them determine how much water to put in a tank and how much food to feed the animals. Readers will learn about this and more, all while practicing volume calculation and mathematical formulas in a practical and fun way! With the help of eye-catching images, easy-to-read text, simple practice problems, clear mathematical charts, and an engaging story, this text will leave readers entertained and confident in their cubic measurement and STEM skills.
Learn how builders use perimeter and area to build towns and cities! Perimeter and area are important measurements that help builders design homes, parks, and more! This charming title teaches children how cities are built, while giving them great examples to practice calculating perimeter and area, improving their mathematical skills through STEM themes. With easy-to-read text, engaging practice problems, clear mathematical diagrams, and an accessible glossary, this title gives readers everything they need to make these calculations with ease. By the end of this book, readers will feel very familiar with perimeter, area, and grid patterns.
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!
Learn how important data analysis is to crime scene investigations! Investigators examine data from fingerprints, blood samples, DNA samples, and lie detector tests to analyze and interpret crime scenes. This exciting title provides readers with engaging examples of data analysis and probability. Through eye-catching images, easy-to-read text, simple practice problems, and clear mathematical charts and diagrams, this title will leave readers more confident in their data analysis and STEM skills, all while showing them how the things they learn are used outside of the classroom in very important ways!
Great sports players understand angles! Readers are introduced to geometry in this exciting title that uses easy-to-read text, STEM topics, eye-catching photos, and engaging practice questions to teach children about basic geometrical concepts, including angles, lines of symmetry, perpendicular lines, and a vertex. Featuring challenging mathematical problems, a glossary, and useful index, this title will give readers all the tools they need to learn the winning angles!
Learn how estimation and approximation theory can be helpful when natural disasters strike! This informative title tells the stories of Hurricane Katrina, tornadoes and thunderstorms in Oklahoma, and a tsunami in Indonesia. All of these natural disasters were very dangerous and devastating, but estimations and predictions saved lives! This title teaches readers about the properties of natural disasters, while reminding them how vital mathematics can be! Children can explore the math behind these natural disasters through practice problems. These practical examples, along with vibrant images, clear mathematical diagrams, easy-to-read text, STEM themes, and an accessible glossary, will keep readers engaged and will re-enforce the importance of mathematics.
Using examples from some of the most popular Olympic sports, this captivating title will have readers excited and eager to learn all they can about telling time and timing accuracy! Vivid photos and a colorful timeline combine with easy-to-read text, STEM topics, and mathematical charts and graphs to give readers an inside look into sports technology while providing opportunities to practice time measurement. With the accessible glossary, index, and step-by-step instructions, readers will have all the tools they need!
Practice measurement while learning about marine ecology and life in the ocean layers! There are so many animals living in the vast oceans of our planet! Not only does this title teach readers how to measure marine life by grams, feet, inches, and other similar units of measurement, but it teaches them how to measure ocean water using Celsius and Fahrenheit. Using familiar and unfamiliar units of measurement in an unfamiliar territory challenges readers to expand their measurement and STEM skills. Exciting images, simple practice problems, easy-to-read text, clear mathematical charts and diagrams, and an accessible glossary all help children advance their mathematical skills.
Practice multiplication, division, and fractions while learning all about bread! Readers can apply multiplication, division, numbers and operations, and STEM skills throughout this book with the help of practice problems. With an accessible glossary, vibrant images, clear mathematical diagrams, a historic timeline, and easy-to-read text, this book will engage readers and show them how to apply mathematics to their daily lives--even to what they eat!