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.
From time of day to reading calendars, time concepts are part of daily life. Children will love this colorful and easy-to-understand introduction to the concepts of time. Amazing full-color images and useful, instructional text guides ensures readers understand the material.
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!
This entertaining book takes the problem out of understanding beginner word problems. Readers will learn how to develop a step-by-step plan or strategy to solve basic word problems. This title uses real-life situations to model the problem-solving process for readers to teach skills such as identifying key information to determine which math operation is required, using drawings and models to see the problem, and carrying out the plan and communicating answers.
Bugs! See the work of an artist who makes giant sculptures of some of the world's smallest creatures. Enjoy a creepy crawly counting poem. Learn about an insect eating caterpillar and get answers to questions such as "why can't bugs talk?" Stories by Jennifer Mattox, Mary Meinking, Charlotte, Gunnufson, and Highlights for Children.
In Patterns in Fall, emergent readers learn about a variety of patterns they might see during the fall season. Carefully crafted text uses high-frequency words, repetitive sentence patterns, and strong visual references to support emergent readers, ensuring reading success by making sure they aren’t facing too many challenges at once. Patterns in Fall includes tools for teachers as well as introductory nonfiction features such as labels, a table of contents, words to know, and an index.
Deserts are full of surprises! An amazing array of animals calls this driest place on Earth their home. Through rhythm and rhyme, children meet a new animal on every page. They won’t be able to resist getting in on all the action as animal parents teach their babies how to live in this unusual place - camels kneel, armadillos dig, dingoes sniff, and jerboas jump. Cut paper collages capture the subtle beauty of the desert and also "hide" more animals for young eyes to find. Additional information, a world map, and tips from the author give parents and teachers all they need to make learning fun. One part song, one part story, and one part sheer delight!
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.
A helpful guide for understanding the mathematical concepts and real-world applications of algebra, including classroom tips, common terms such as coefficients, and exercises to encourage hands-on practice.
A helpful guide for understanding the mathematical concepts and real-world applications of graphs and diagrams, including classroom tips, common terms such as variables, and exercises to encourage hands-on practice.
A helpful guide for understanding the mathematical concepts and real-world applications of measurements, including classroom tips, common terms such as volume, and exercises to encourage hands-on practice.
Translated in Spanish, this exciting e-book shows readers how important volume is to flying a hot air balloon properly. Explore the history of the hot air balloon and learn how these eye-catching balloons fly! For hot air balloons to fly properly, passengers have to calculate the volume of the basket to see which balloon will be able to carry them. With vibrant images, easy-to-read informational text, clear mathematical diagrams, and text features such as a glossary and index, this Spanish-translated e-book will engage readers while simplifying important mathematical formulas and STEM themes.
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!
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 Scratch computer code, such as scripts and blocks. Readers will learn how to create their own games and projects using Scratch computer code. 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.
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 all about calculating volume at the aquarium and measuring weight and length in this Spanish-translated nonfiction e-book! Aquarium designers need to understand volume in order to make 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 easy-to-read informational text, clear mathematical charts, text features such as a glossary and index, and an engaging story, readers will build confidence in their cubic measurement and STEM skills.
Learn how important data analysis is to crime scene investigations in this Spanish-translated nonfiction e-book! Investigators examine data from fingerprints, blood samples, DNA samples, and lie detector tests to analyze and interpret crime scenes. This exciting Spanish-translated digital book provides readers with engaging examples of data analysis and probability. Through eye-catching images, easy-to-read informational text, clear mathematical charts and diagrams, and text features including a glossary and index, this e-book will leave Spanish 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!
This fun Spanish-translated e-book takes readers along on the journey of three children, who become crime scene investigators after pieces of their favorite playground equipment begin to disappear. The children collect data and analyze their findings, eventually catching the culprit! This digital book allows readers to connect data analysis and STEM concepts to the real world, keeping them engaged and showing them how useful data analysis can be. With vivid images, easy-to-read informational text, mathematical charts, and text features including a glossary and index, this Spanish-translated title makes data analysis exciting and simple for readers to use in the classroom and on their own!
Learn about different animals that live in the city, collecting data and making predictions about each of them! This entertaining e-book, translated in Spanish, follows the story of a fourth-grade class field trip to a park where students study and investigate different animals such as mallard ducks, sparrows, rabbits, dragonflies, and more. Children will be encouraged to build analytical habits as they are engaged with simple practice problems relating to ecology and mathematics. With STEM themes, clear mathematical charts and diagrams, easy-to-read informational text, vivid images, and text features such as a glossary and index, this Spanish-translated nonfiction e-book will encourage readers to collect data and make predictions about animals and many other topics on their own!
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!
Explore estimation and geophysical predictions by learning about seismologists, volcanologists, and meteorologists in this digital resource! This exciting Spanish-translated nonfiction e-book showcases the importance of predicting and preparing for disasters in order to save lives. Volcanologists test gases on a volcano to predict eruptions! Meteorologists use Doppler radars to predict tornadoes! These data collectors use estimation in order to do this. Spanish readers can use sample problems to practice estimation with the help of easy-to-read informational text, clear mathematical charts and diagrams, and text features such as a glossary and index. This e-book encourages children to improve their problem solving and STEM skills.