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Challenging Highly Gifted Learners focuses on many of the issues involved in assessing and challenging highly gifted learners. A thorough discussion of the ceiling problems encountered on common assessments is included, as well as strategies for teachers and parents in planning appropriate education.
Human history has often been described as a progressive relinquishment from environmental constraints. Now, it seems, we have come full circle. The ecological irrationalities associated with industrial societies have a lengthy history, and our purpose in the proposed book is not to catalogue this litany of wrongs. Rather, this book is about political responses to global environmental crisis at a crucial turning point in history, by focusing on the political discourses surrounding the tar sands in Alberta, Canada.
Two friends wish to meet for breakfast twice a month throughout the year. In how many ways can they choose those two days so that they never meet on consecutive days?You want to measure 30 seconds and you have two pieces of string, each of which burns for 40 seconds. How can you accomplish this without bending, folding, or cutting the strings?A positive whole number is divisible by 3 and also by 5. When the number is divided by 7, the remainder is 5. What is the smallest number that could work?These are but a few of this book's assembly of the most challenging puzzles imaginable - and they require no background in higher math, just good thinking skills. Terry Stickels, a well-known puzzle-maker, has compiled 101 of some of the best and most entertaining problems ever published. All of the challenges, which range from probability puzzles to dice games, have two things in common: each offers the "Aha!" moment of discovery that puzzle-solvers love, and they're all fun. Complete solutions for all puzzles explain every detail.
The last two decades have seen significant innovation both in classroom teaching and in the public presentation of mathematics. Much of this has centered on the use of games, puzzles and investigations designed to capture interest, challenge the intellect and encourage a more robust understanding of mathematical ideas and processes. ICMI Study 16 was commissioned to review these developments and describe experiences around the globe in different contexts, systematize the area, examine the effectiveness of the use of challenges and set the stage for future study and development. A prestigious group of international researchers, with collective experience with national and international contests, classroom and general contests and in finding a place for mathematics in the public arena, contributed to this effort. The result, Challenging Mathematics In and Beyond the Classroom, deals with challenges for both gifted as regular students, and with building public interest in appreciation of mathematics.
At the turn of the twentieth century, a concatenation of diverse social movements arose unexpectedly in Latin America, culminating in massive anti-free market demonstrations. These events ushered in governments in Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Venezuela that advocated socialization and planning, challenging the consensus over neoliberal hegemony and the weakness of movements to oppose it. Eduardo Silva offers the first comprehensive comparative account of these extraordinary events, arguing that the shift was influenced by favorable political associational space, a reformist orientation to demands, economic crisis, and mechanisms that facilitated horizontal linkages among a wide variety of social movement organizations. His analysis applies Karl Polanyi's theory of the double movement of market society to these events, predicting the dawning of an era more supportive of government intervention in the economy and society.
This edited volume challenges popular notions of sex, gender and biology and features international, trans-disciplinary research. The book begins with an exploration of supposedly 'natural' sexual differences, then looks at research in evolutionary biology and examines topics such as gender stereotypes in humans. The first chapters explore important questions: What are the fundamental sex differences? How do genes and hormones influence an individual's sex? Subsequent chapters concern topics including: sex stereotypes in the field of sexual conflict, how the focus on genes in evolutionary biology disregards other means of inheritance, and the development of Darwin's theory of sex differences. The last three chapters look at humans, discussing: an interdisciplinary approach to the evolution of sex differences in body height, biological versus social constructive perspectives on the gendering of voices and nature-culture arguments in the current political debate on paternity leave in Norway.
Designed for high school students and teachers with an interest in mathematical problem-solving, this volume offers a wealth of nonroutine problems in geometry that stimulate students to explore unfamiliar or little-known aspects of mathematics.Included are nearly 200 problems dealing with congruence and parallelism, the Pythagorean theorem, circles, area relationships, Ptolemy and the cyclic quadrilateral, collinearity and concurrency, and many other subjects. Within each topic, the problems are arranged in approximate order of difficulty. Detailed solutions (as well as hints) are provided for all problems, and specific answers for most.Invaluable as a supplement to a basic geometry textbook, this volume offers both further explorations on specific topics and practice in developing problem-solving techniques.
He's used to getting exactly what he wants!Women fall head-over-heels for a glimpse of playboy extraordinaire Grant Bradley's charming smile, but all this commitment-phobe doctor can see is confetti fluttering in their starry eyes! Nurse Joni Thompson, with her "just for fun" rule, is a breath of fresh air. But with chemistry this hot surely the best part of making rules...is breaking them?
Boldly and eloquently contributing to the argument against the prison system in the United States, these provocative essays offer an ideological and practical framework for empowering prisoners instead of incarcerating them. Experts and activists who have worked within and against the prison system join forces here to call attention to the debilitating effects of a punishment-driven society and offer clear-eyed alternatives that emphasize working directly with prisoners and their communities. Edited by Stephen John Hartnett, the volume offers rhetorical and political analyses of police culture, the so-called drug war, media coverage of crime stories, and the public-school-to-prison pipeline. The collection also includes case studies of successful prison arts and education programs in Michigan, California, Missouri, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania that provide creative and intellectual resources typically denied to citizens living behind bars. Writings and artwork created by prisoners in such programs richly enhance the volume. Contributors are Buzz Alexander, Rose Braz, Travis L. Dixon, Garrett Albert Duncan, Stephen John Hartnett, Julilly Kohler-Hausmann, Daniel Mark Larson, Erica R. Meiners, Janie Paul, Lori Pompa, Jonathan Shailor, Robin Sohnen, and Myesha Williams.
Challenging the Stigma of Mental Illness offers practical strategies for addressing the harmful effects of stigma attached to mental illness. It considers both major forms of stigma: public stigma, which is prejudice and discrimination endorsed by the general population; and self-stigma, the loss of self-esteem and efficacy that occurs when an individual internalizes prejudice and discrimination. Invaluable guide for professionals and volunteers working in any capacity to challenge discrimination against mental illnessContains practical worksheets and intervention guidelines to facilitate the implementation of specific anti-stigma approachesAuthors are highly experienced and respected experts in the field of mental illness stigma research
When the Daily Mirror called The Chalon Heads "one of the best-crafted, best-plotted, and most convincing British thrillers for decades," you knew it had to be good. David Brock and Kathy Kolla are summoned to Cabot's, a venerable dealer in rare stamps on the Strand, and at first they expect a simple case of theft and a pleasant digression from the usual sort of murderous wrongdoing they encounter in the Serious Crime Branch of Scotland Yard. But the case they confront is twistier and far more unsettling than they could have imagined.An unsavory figure from Brock's past, slippery East-Ender Sammy Starling, aka Sammy China, is in deep trouble and asking for Brock's help. It seems Sammy's young wife has been kidnapped; but the strange part is that the ransom notes are decorated with rare and valuable Chalon Head stamps of the young Queen Victoria-to whom Sammy's wife bears an uncanny resemblance. Sammy is convinced a corrupt cop he once helped put in jail is behind the kidnapping. But Sammy has made a living from fraud and deceit: why should Brock and Kolla trust anything he says?
The Host of Martha Stewart's "Living Today" on Martha Stewart Living Radio (Sirius 112/XM 157)brings you this insightful look at how a colorful Mexican game of chance inspired him to succeed in life. "The Chalupa Rules" combines his family's timeless proverbs,traditional Spanish sayings, and powerful imagery to create a blueprint for success. Mario grew up facing tremendous challenges that included poverty and living in a government-sponsored home. With his handcrafted rules-of-life Mario went on to become the first full-time, Mexican-American news anchor in New York City's English television. An award-winning playwright and Emmy-Nominated news anchor/reporter, Mario shares his insights into how your own cultural background can provide the inspiration to reach the American Dream. Part autobiography, part instructional manual, The Chalupa Rules offers readers of diverse cultural backgrounds a universal message of success and fulfillment in the career of your choice. Mario Bosquez, nominated for a James Beard Award for Excellent in Broadcasting, lived the Chalupa Rules and shows us all how we can do the same.
Intended for the music student, the professional musician, and the music lover,Chamber Music: An Essential Historycovers repertoire from the Renaissance to the present, crossing genres to include string quartets, piano trios, clarinet quintets, and other groupings. Mark A. Radice gives a thorough overview and history of this long-established and beloved genre, typically performed by groups of a size to fit into spaces such as homes or churches and tending originally toward the string and wind instruments rather than percussion. Radice begins with chamber music's earliest expressions in the seventeenth century, discusses its most common elements in terms of instruments and compositional style, and then investigates how those elements play out across several centuries of composers- among them Mozart, Bach, Haydn, and Brahms- and national interpretations of chamber music. WhileChamber Music: An Essential Historyis intended largely as a textbook, it will also find an audience as a companion volume for musicologists and fans of classical music, who may be interested in the background to a familiar and important genre.
This volume features selections from the famous musicologist's acclaimed Essays in Musical Analysis. The contents comprise some of Donald F. Tovey's most important essays, including those on Bach's "Goldberg" Variations and The Art of Fugue as well as considerations of key works by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin, and Brahms. Tovey's Essays in Musical Analysis rank among the English language's most acclaimed works of musical criticism. Praised for their acuteness, common sense, clarity, and wit, they offer entertaining and instructive reading for anyone interested in the classical music repertoire.
In a private-school conspiracy novel, 16-year-old Jason Weatherby knows exactly why he's at the Lambert School for the Gifted. And it's not for his brains. His dad is an influential state senator. It's this same connection that lands him a spot on the secretive Chamber of Five, the elite group of students who run the school with a shadow government, tapping into the same lines of powers as their parents. When he's asked to physically assault and ruin the reputation of another student as part of his initiation, Jason sees firsthand the depravity of the Chamber--and decides to work from the inside to take it down. But Jason taps into a conspiracy--and school secrets--far more insidious than he could ever have imagined. From award-winning author Michael Harmon comes a taut, thrillingly paced novel about the perils of privilege. Can one bold student set things right?From the Hardcover edition.
Still trying to save his younger brother Elijah from the powers of darkness, Zach must debate his faith with an expert atheist, while Elijah undergoes his own tests in the sinister Chamber, which tempts him to deny God and follow the evil Shadow Man.
From two masters of dark fantasy comes a chilling tale of magic and possession, set in-and beneath-fabulous Venice, a city slowly being swallowed by the very waters that have made it one of the wonders of the world. Geena Hodge is an American archaeologist working to salvage Venice's past from the encroaching Adriatic Sea. When she and her lover, Nico, discover the lost library of Petrarch under the Piazza San Marco, they rejoice not only at the historical significance of the find but at the opportu...
When one of her company falls ill on a return journey to Tyndal, Prioress Eleanor accepts lodging at a nearby manor. Master Stevyns' wife is having an affair with the groom while a local widow acts more the lady of the manor than the lady herself. His eldest son and spouse are obsessed with sin and heaven while his youngest son, bound for the Church, unexpectedly returns with more interest in lute playing than the priesthood. It is no surprise when someone's throat is cut, but the sheriff does all he can to avoid offending the family rather than seeking the real killer. When he arrests a servant, she herself is stabbed before she can either prove innocence or be taken off for hanging. Will Eleanor discover the dark secrets that have led to this string of killings before the murderer strikes again?
Literally born into the splendor and wealth of Marshall Field's when her mother gives birth in the fine dress section of the store, Claire Organ is fated to have a taste for the finer things in life. But raised in the Great Depression by her single mom and "aunties," she learns the virtues of self-reliance and hard work, as well as the details of refinement and style. When a handsome fighter pilot overlooks her shabby background and woos her, it looks as if Claire has found her ticket to the good life. Married and pregnant, she heads off to New York to wait for her husband's return. But life as a secluded, pregnant socialite isn't all it's cracked up to be. Drawn to the glamour and idealism of the Roosevelt administration, Claire uses her charm and connections to secure a position as an aid to a senior White House official. The appeal of her new life grows even stronger as she develops an intense love for a forbidden man. Only a little murder, multiple marriages, political ambitions, and bankruptcy stand between Claire and her future, and like a true chameleon she continue to evolve and adapt, planning for the day she can show her true colors.
The first few stories are about an elite spy team who can shape change. The rest of the stories are about other shape changers. All are funny and well worth the price of admission.
Beginning with "Canticle," this varied new collection often returns to the idea of poem as hymn, ethereal and haunting, as Komunyakaa reveals glimpses of memory, myth, and violence. With contemplations that spring up along walks or memories conjured by the rhythms of New York, Komunyakaa pays tribute more than ever before to those who came before him.
STONY MAN Their orders come direct from the Oval Office-and only when the situation is desperate enough to call for swift, hands-on measures. Stony Man's cybernetics team and tactical commandos are put into action to remove threats against America with surgical precision. Now it's crisis time, and the situation is big-a Level-10 security clearance, For the President Only. And for Stony Man, it's one shot, no second chances....CHAMELEONA brilliant new development in portable stealth technology, Chameleon is a state-of-the-art jamming device that blocks all kinds of magnetic frequencies, making it the ultimate death shield in the right hands. But in the wrong hands, it would mean the obliteration of America's defense and communications systems-and open season on its citizens. When Chameleon is stolen by a traitor who provides a fiery demonstration of its doomsday power, Stony Man must retrieve it at any cost. If Chameleon is deployed...shutting it down is not an option.
Of the 128 known species of chameleon, fifty-three are found in the endangered rain forests of Madagascar, where Kathy and Tara Darling traveled to study and photograph three special chameleon species: parsonii, the world's biggest chameleons; minima, the smallest; and pardalis, the most colorful.
The one and only chameleon is world renowned for its ability to change its skin color rapidly (throughout movement of pigment cells) and for the outrageous length of its tongue (more than one and a half times its body length!). Relatives of agamids and iguanas, chameleons are insect-eating, tree climbing reptiles that have highly specialized needs. Written by a team of experienced herp experts, Chameleons intends to instruct keepers on how to best care for their chameleons and covers the four most commonly kept species: Jackson's chameleon with its prized triceratops horns on its head, panther chameleon with its spectacular coloration, veiled chameleon with its unusual casque on its head, and the rather large Parson's chameleon. The book subsequently is divided into four parts, each including an introduction and natural history, captive care, and reproduction of the species. Part I, Jackson's Chameleon was written by Sean McKeown; Part II, Panther Chameleon by Gary Ferguson, James B. Murphy, Achille Raselimanana, and Jean-Baptiste Ramanamanjato; Part III, Veiled Chameleon and Part IV, Parson's Chameleon by Kenneth Kalisch. References and index included.
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