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.
Practice time measurement by timing races! Racing is all about having the fastest time, so accurate time measurement is very important for athletes! Young readers will learn all about how athletes measure racing times and will practice their mathematical and STEM skills. The Spanish-translated text, vibrant images, fun practice problems, and helpful mathematical charts in this title make time measurement seem exciting and simple!
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!
Practice measurement, unit conversion, and algebraic thinking while learning all about sharks in this Spanish-translated nonfiction e-book! From dwarf dogfish to whale sharks, Spanish readers will be fascinated by these marine creatures as they improve their mathematical and STEM skills. Measurements and various units for length, weight, speed, and even the amount of liquid consumed by a whale shark, are concepts addressed in this easy-to-read informational text. With exciting images, simple practice problems, clear mathematical charts and diagrams, and text features such as a glossary and index, this e-book will leave readers more confident in their measurement skills, encouraging them to measure things in their daily lives as well!
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!
Take a trip to the fire station to learn how firefighters use measurement to put out fires! This engaging, Spanish-translated title takes young readers through the history of firefighting and the development of fire engines, teaching them how firefighters have measured extinguishing water throughout the years. Firefighters used to carry three-gallon buckets of water to toss on a fire! Some old water tanks held 90 gallons of water! These fun facts, paired with related practice problems, help readers learn more about measurement, volume, perimeter, and STEM topics.
Learn about natural measurements that people used in the past! Before people used inches, meters, pounds, and hours for measurement, they used body parts, the sun, stones, and seeds to measure weight, length, time, and more! Learn how to use a sun dial! This exciting, Spanish-translated title will engage readers as they improve their measurement and STEM skills, solving fun practice problems.