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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.
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.
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.
As online writing continues to grow in demand and gain more readers than the printed word, students need to hone their skills specific to this form of writing. Web Wise Writing is the tool to reach for, as it takes students through the process of writing for a variety of important digital platforms, including blogs, websites and email at different levels of formality.
The highly popular and innovative Essential Planner has been written for New Zealand primary and intermediate teachers. Packed with over 250 pages including a spacious weekly planning diary, monthly and yearly overviews, 100+ pages of practical teaching ideas, weekly tips using SOLO Taxonomy for the classroom plus many handy templates for professional practice. Be organised and order your copy today!
The Building Strong Mathematicians series reinforces number and algebra learning for Stages 7–8. Each section begins with a concept explanation page for the teacher or students to use. Following it are independent practice pages and activities that include learning intentions and helpful hints plus a fun twist to get students building their knowledge of the concept in a variety of ways.
The Number Knowledge series, covering Stages 1 to 8, provides high-quality support for numeracy teaching and learning in primary school. 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.