Kids Don’t Want to Fail uses empirical evidence to refute the widely accepted hypothesis that the black-white achievement gap in secondary schools is due to a cultural resistance to schooling in the black community. The author finds that inadequate elementary school preparation—not negative attitude—accounts for black students’ underperformance.
Handbook of Discrete and Combinatorial Mathematics provides a comprehensive reference volume for mathematicians, computer scientists, engineers, as well as students and reference librarians. The material is presented so that key information can be located and used quickly and easily. Each chapter includes a glossary. Individual topics are covered in sections and subsections within chapters, each of which is organized into clearly identifiable parts: definitions, facts, and examples. Examples are provided to illustrate some of the key definitions, facts, and algorithms. Some curious and entertaining facts and puzzles are also included. Readers will also find an extensive collection of biographies. This second edition is a major revision. It includes extensive additions and updates. Since the first edition appeared in 1999, many new discoveries have been made and new areas have grown in importance, which are covered in this edition.
Ideal for students mastering a growing content-area vocabulary in social studies, science, and mathematics multisyllabic Greek- and Latin-based words help students unlock the meanings of literally thousands of words.
Even though women consistently receive better grades in math and science, men excel on math aptitude tests and are greatly overrepresented in the so-called hard sciences. The Mathematics of Sex explores why males are overrepresented in mathematically intensive professions such as physics, computer science, chemistry, mathematics, and engineering. Bringing together for the first time important research from such diverse fields as endocrinology, economics, sociology, education, genetics, and psychology, the authors show that two factors - the parenting choices women (but not men) have to make, and the tendency of bright women to choose people-oriented fields like medicine - largely account for the under-representation of women in the hard sciences. Further, research shows that biology itself - differences in hormones or brain organization - does not fully account for the problem. Compressing an enormous amount of information - over 400 studies - into a readable, engaging accountsuitable for parents, educators, and policymakers, this book advances the debate about women in science unlike any other book before it.
If your child is struggling with social science, then this book is for you; the short book includes over 100 activities. This subject comes from the book “Fourth Grade Social Science (For Home School or Extra Practice)”; it more thoroughly covers more fourth grade topics to help your child get a better understanding of fourth grade math. If you purchased that book, or plan to purchase that book, do not purchase this, as the problems are the same.
Topical listing of tests available to psychologists, educators, and human resource personnel. Intended to describe tests, not to review or evaluate. Entries give such information as test title, author, intended population, mode of administering the test, purpose, features, timing, scoring, cost, availability, and publisher. Miscellaneous indexes.
Spectrum(R) Critical Thinking for Math for fifth grade provides practice in applying math to the real world. Skills covered include: -equations -measurement -place value -fractions -multiplication and division This Spectrum Critical Thinking for Math workbook aligns to current state standards. Help your child learn how to apply math skills in everyday situations with Spectrum Critical Thinking for Math. This workbook includes problem-solving instructions, math reasoning questions, and word problems to strengthen critical thinking while guiding children to demonstrate understanding of the concepts that support their answers. This workbook also features an answer key and a testing section. Sup...