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Number Knowledge provides high quality support for numeracy teaching and learning in the classroom. Each book has been designed to supplement the classroom programme after a concept has been introduced. The visually appealing activities will help engage and motivate students to develop the related number knowledge.
Using SOLO Taxonomy to Think Like a Scientist combines SOLO with current theories on how students learn and effective pedagogies. It shows how to develop curious minds in science by accessing learning through the science capabilities, collaboration, citizenship and community. It provides a strong model for what it takes to build students’ citizen-centric scientific curiosity when working for a social good.
The third book in this highly popular Maths Problem Solving series has just been released. It contains task cards and solution cards that contribute to the development of the ability to solve problems and make decisions based on reasoning in many areas of life. The cards are ideal for independent tasks, teacher-guided activities for students with high ability and those who enjoy a challenge.
Focus on Physics provides an integrated approach so students will gain an in-depth understanding of the nature of light, colour, reflection and energy, as well as becoming familiar with the concepts and terminology of electricity. The differentiated activities present an achievable pathway towards this understanding as students move from the basics to tasks that require ever-greater expertise.
For the second year in a row, Invercargill Middle School is a finalist in the Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards. Our congratulations go to deputy principal, teacher and author, Katie Pennicott and the school for this huge accomplishment. The exciting news is we have just released Katie’s maths book in the Accelerate Progress series which sets out a well-established reading and mathematics programme that supports students to advance faster in these core curriculum areas.
The Language of Personal Expression encourages students to express their own thoughts and feelings on a range of topics, from the deeply personal to the broadest global issues. It offers examples of text that include comprehension questions on content, purpose and audience along with activities analysing the written, visual and oral language features of the text.
Students require a broad range of numeracy skills to succeed in science. Like literacy, numeracy is a skill that improves with practice and students are more likely to recognise its relevance in the context of their science learning. Advancing Numeracy in Science makes the link between these two key curriculum areas explicit.
Understanding Feelings is all about equipping young people with the self-esteem, resilience and strategies they need to cope with the stresses of our increasingly complex and demanding world. Its straightforward information and authentic activities prompt students to explore their own responses to many of the issues young people face.
Algebra for Everyone has been created to provide the informed, practical support both teachers and students need to get algebra learning off to a strong start. Book 1, establishing the foundations of learning, is a resource that can be used to introduce and review basic algebra before moving on to the more advanced algebra covered in Book 2.
Reflecting the great diversity of cultures in the region, Poetry in Multicultural Oceania is enriched with a multitude of Aboriginal Australian, Māori, Pasifika, Asian and other voices in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. This book builds from each poem with a range of activities to develop students’ understanding of the poems themselves and students’ own multicultural contexts.