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Problem Solving Comprehension

Author : Arthur Whimbey
ISBN : 9781135706173
Genre : Education
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This popular book shows students how to increase their power to analyze problems and to comprehend what they read. First, it outlines and illustrates the method that good problem solvers use in attacking complex ideas. Then, it provides practice in applying these methods to a variety of comprehension and reasoning questions. Books on the improvement of thinking processes have tended to be complicated and less than useful, but the authors of this renowned text emphasize a simple but effective approach. The "Whimbey Method" of teaching problem solving is now recognized as an invaluable means of teaching people to think. Problems are followed by their solutions, presented in easy-to-follow steps. This feature permits students to work without supervision, outside the classroom. As students work through the book they will see a steady improvement in their analytical thinking skills, and will develop confidence in their ability to solve problems--on tests; in academic courses; and in any occupations that involve analyzing, untangling, or comprehending knotty ideas. By helping students to become better problem solvers, this book can assist students in achieving higher scores on tests commonly used for college and job selection, such as: * Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) * Graduate Record Examination (GRE) * ACT Work Keys * Terra Nova * Law School Admission Test (LSAT) * Wonderlic Personnel Test * United States Employment Service General Aptitude Test Battery * Civil Service Examination New in the 6th edition: A totally new chapter--"Meeting Academic and Workplace Standards: How This Book Can Help"--describes changes in the educational system in the past 20 years and shows how the techniques taught in this book relate to the new educational standards and tests. Changes throughout the book reflect current educational and social realities: the names of some characters have been changed to represent more accurately the cross-section of students attending today's schools; dates in some problems have been changed; in other problems the technology referred to has been updated.

Problem Solving In The Mathematics Curriculum

Author : Alan H. Schoenfeld
ISBN : STANFORD:36105032769460
Genre : Mathematics teachers
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Language Connections

Author : Toby Fulwiler
ISBN : UOM:39015055625118
Genre : Education
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Interdisciplinary Curriculum

Author : Heidi Hayes Jacobs
ISBN : 174101252X
Genre : Curriculum planning
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Demystifies curriculum integration describing a variety of curriculum integration options ranging from concurrent teaching of related subjects to fusion of curriculum focus to residential study focusing on daily living, from two-week units to year-long courses.

Thinking With Diagrams

Author : Alan F. Blackwell
ISBN : 9789401735247
Genre : Computers
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This book provides an introductory overview of the rapid growth in interdisciplinary research into Thinking with Diagrams. Diagrammatic representations are becoming more common in everyday human experience, yet they offer unique challenges to cognitive science research. Neither linguistic nor perceptual theories are sufficient to completely explain their advantages and applications. These research challenges may be part of the reason why so many diagrams are badly designed or badly used. This is ironic when the user interfaces of computer software and the worldwide web are becoming so completely dominated by graphical and diagrammatic representations. This book includes chapters commissioned from leading researchers in the major disciplines involved in diagrams research. They review the philosophical status of diagrams, the cognitive processes involved in their application, and a range of specialist fields in which diagrams are central, including education, architectural design and visual programming languages. The result is immediately relevant to researchers in cognitive science and artificial intelligence, as well as in applied technology areas such as human-computer interaction and information design.

Resources In Education

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ISBN : PSU:000068697976
Genre : Education
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Writing Across The Curriculum

Author : Susan H. McLeod
ISBN : 0803946007
Genre : Education
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"Now there is another excellent resource for those academicians seeking to nurture writing across the curriculum programs on their campuses: Susan H. McLeod and Margot Soven's detailed guide Writing Across the Curriculum. Indeed, even those directors whose programs are underway will find both interesting ways to expand their efforts and sound advice about pitfalls to avoid. . . . All readers will find user-friendly advice for program development in each chapter. . . . Deserves a place on the shelves of most writing across the curriculum program directors and college administrators." --The Modern Language Journal "In achieving its aims this book is very successful. . . . One reason for its success is that it is indeed a book, a sort of collaboratively written monograph, rather than a loose collection of separate essays. The editors have succeeded in inducing an impressive roster of knowledgeable authorities in the field to write chapters that together make up a coherent 'how to do it' volume, a volume that speaks with one clear, authoritative voice to the needs of university leaders. . . . The first three chapters offer very practical guidance for launching a WAC program successfully. . . . Everything that a school needs to develop a mature and successful WAC program is detailed in this relatively brief volume. . . . One reason the volume is so successful is that the chapters are so consistent." --Composition Chronicle "This book is . . . an indispensable tool for new WAC directors/creators; however, the collection delivers more than its title promises, providing not only a 'guide to developing programs' but also a wealth of information and some important reminders for seasoned WAC directors. . . . They have created a collection that includes a coherent philosophy of WAC, one based on respect for the expertise of faculty in disciplines other than English. . . . Barbara Walvoord's excellent essay, 'Getting Started' (arguably the most important piece in the collection, certainly the most often cited by the editors and other writers), describes a conversation-based philosophy of WAC with which many other writers in the collection clearly agree. . . . This collection brims over with practical help on a wide range of problems confronting any WAC administrator. . . . This collection includes several pieces to refresh old news and more familiar pieces to remind us that the challenges WAC programs face often create the best possibilities for program innovation and educational reform." --WPA: Writing Program Administration How can institutions develop and sustain writing across the curriculum (WAC) programs? This volume, written for faculty and administrators alike, answers that question. Chapters written by some of the foremost WAC directors and consultants in the country discuss how to get started, how to run WAC workshops, what role administrators can play, and how WAC can be integrated into the university curriculum. Also, there are pertinent chapters on developing permanent institutional support for WAC. Writing Across the Curriculum gives details about resources successful WAC programs need--coordinators, faculty who participate in workshops and seminars, support systems such as peer tutoring or writing centers, and models of institution-specific curricular elements. The book assumes that WAC directors are learners, as well as facilitators of learning, as they expand the definition of "good" writing through discussion with others throughout the disciplines.

Thinking Skills Instruction

Author : Marcia Heiman
ISBN : CORNELL:31924003792581
Genre : Education
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Learning From Textbooks

Author : Bruce K. Britton
ISBN : 9781136469688
Genre : Education
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It is surprising that there is so little research on textbooks, given their centrality to teaching and learning in elementary and secondary schools. Textbooks have become a focus of political and cultural controversy, advocating a multicultural curriculum that has sparked some vigorous protests. Research is absent in this debate; therefore, questions of legitimate knowledge, the role of textbooks, textbook design, policy selection issues, and economic issues concerning the marketplace are not part of the current debate. Without insights of research on considerate text, mentioning, illustrations and so forth, the current controversy will result in publishers responding to demands for more content not less; thus, textbooks will become compendia of information that on the surface satisfy everyone. This volume demonstrates how research on important issues relative to textbook design can advance our knowledge about what makes textbooks effective learning tools, and thus inform policymakers, publishers, and those involved in textbook selection. Representing pure and applied approaches, researchers present papers on the quality of writing, the role of questions, the role of pictures and illustrations, and the role of auxiliary materials in the design of effective textbooks. The chapters provide insight into research and its application to textbook design and improvement -- stimulating others to follow this lead.


Author : Jon Barwise
ISBN : 1881526119
Genre : Mathematics
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Hyperproof is a system for learning the principles of analytical reasoning and proof construction, consisting of a text and a Macintosh software program. Unlike traditional treatments of first-order logic, Hyperproof combines graphical and sentential information, presenting a set of logical rules for integrating these different forms of information. This strategy allows students to focus on the information content of proofs, rather than the syntactic structure of sentences. Using Hyperproof the student learns to construct proofs of both consequence and nonconsequence using an intuitive proof system that extends the standard set of sentential rules to incorporate information represented graphically. Hyperproof is compatible with various natural-deduction-style proof systems, including the system used in the authors' Language of First-Order Logic.

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