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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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!
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 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.
This exciting title 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 text, simple practice problems, and clear mathematical diagrams, this title will engage readers while simplifying important mathematical formulas and STEM themes.
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!
Learn all about graphing in this informative title! This book helps readers understand how to graph a clear visual representation of data, encouraging mathematical and STEM skills. See strong examples of bar graphs, circle graphs, and line graphs, learning the best way to present data using these tools. Full of vibrant images, easy-to-read text, clear mathematical diagrams, and simple practice problems, this title will help readers improve their graphing skills, creating their best graphs yet!
See how budgets, percentages, and fractions come into play while looking for a birthday present! This charming title will help readers understand percentages and STEM themes, encouraging them to create a budget and use percentages to calculate sale prices of various items. Helpful mathematical charts, engaging practice problems, and easy-to-read text make calculating percentages simple! The skills that readers learn in this book will be useful for a lifetime!
Find the answers to all kinds of questions using mathematical equations! This title teaches readers that they can use their understanding of variables, expressions, and equations to answer questions about anything from food to space! Create an equation to calculate how much pizza two boys eat! Create an equation to calculate how many baby teeth a growing child has left! Mathematical equations can provide the answers to so many questions. This book shows readers how practical and useful their mathematical and STEM skills can be, encouraging them to look for math everywhere! With vibrant images, easy-to-read text, and simple practice problems, this title will make equations fun and easy!
Learn how to create algebraic equations while traveling through our solar system! Introduce students to variables, expressions, and equations in this exciting title about the night skies. This book challenges students to learn more advanced mathematical and STEM skills, using exciting astronomy examples to keep readers engaged. Readers will practice familiar mathematical skills, like addition and subtraction, in a new way by forming equations! With eye-catching photos, easy-to-read text, and clear practice problems, this title makes mathematical concepts that could be seen as intimidating seem simple and fun instead!
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!
Practice graphing while cleaning up the school! In this engaging title, a summer storm leaves the school in a mess, so students work to clean it up. Young readers can practice their graphing and STEM skills by creating graphs of the items collected to determine what needs to be recycled. This book improves graphing skills and encourages students to help their schools in any time of need! With vibrant images, simple examples, clear charts, and helpful mathematical diagrams, this book will make children confident in their graphing skills.
Use information about the Main Street animal shelter to practice graphing! This title introduces young readers to bar graphs, pictographs, and related early STEM concepts. Vivid, familiar images, clear tallies, and simple mathematical diagrams help children understand graphs and encourage them to create their own!
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.