Mindset Mathematics: Visualizing and Investigating Big Ideas, Grade 8

Mindset Mathematics: Visualizing and Investigating Big Ideas, Grade 8

Engage students in mathematics using growth mindset techniques The most challenging parts of teaching mathematics are engaging students and helping them understand the connections between mathematics concepts. In this volume, you'll find a collection of low floor, high ceiling tasks that will help you do just that, by looking at the big ideas at the eighth-grade level through visualization, play, and investigation. During their work with tens of thousands of teachers, authors Jo Boaler, Jen Munson, and Cathy Williams heard the same message—that they want to incorporate more brain science into their math instruction, but they need guidance in the techniques that work best to get across the concepts they needed to teach. So the authors designed Mindset Mathematics around the principle of active student engagement, with tasks that reflect the latest brain science on learning. Open, creative, and visual math tasks have been shown to improve student test scores, and more importantly change their relationship with mathematics and start believing in their own potential. The tasks in Mindset Mathematics reflect the lessons from brain science that: There is no such thing as a math person - anyone can learn mathematics to high levels. Mistakes, struggle and challenge are the most important times for brain growth. Speed is unimportant in mathematics. Mathematics is a visual and beautiful subject, and our brains want to think visually about mathematics. With engaging questions, open-ended tasks, and four-color visuals that will help kids get excited about mathematics, Mindset Mathematics is organized around nine big ideas which emphasize the connections within the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and can be used with any current curriculum.

Innovative Methods in Media and Communication Research

Innovative Methods in Media and Communication Research

This collection reflects the need for suitable methods to answer emerging questions that result from the ever-changing media environment. As media technologies and infrastructures become inseparably interwoven with social constellations, scholars from varying disciplines increasingly investigate their characteristics, functioning, relevance and impact – facing new methodological challenges as well as opportunities. Innovative Methods in Media and Communication Research engages with the substantial need to rethink established methods to research acute changes in the media environment. The book gathers chapters dedicated to the multifacetedness and liveliness of emerging methods – from lifelogging and ethnography to digital methods and visualization – while embedding them in the rich history of interdisciplinary empirical research. Innovation here is a call for widening and rethinking research methods to stimulate a sophisticated debate on and exploration of contemporary methodological approaches for scholars at various levels of academic life. Accompanied by introductory sections of prominent scholars, the majority of empirical studies gathered in this volume are accomplished through early-career scholars who strive to advance cutting-edge and in parts even provocative approaches for the study of media and communication. The book's four sections on Materiality, Technology, Experience and Visualization are introduced by Saskia Sassen, Noortje Marres, Sarah Pink and Lev Manovich.

The Minard System

The Complete Statistical Graphics of Charles-Joseph Minard

The Minard System

If you have any interest in information graphics, maps, or history, you know of the seminal flow map of Napoleon's 1812 march into Russia by Charles-Joseph Minard, made famous by Edward Tufte, and considered to be one of the most magnificent data graphics ever produced. The Minard System explores the nineteenth-century civil engineer's career and the story behind this masterpiece of multivariate data, as well as sixty of Minard's other statistical graphics reflecting social and economic changes of the Industrial Revolution in Europe and around the world. These stunning drawings are from the collection of the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris and have never before been published in their entirety.

Charting the Next Pandemic

Modeling Infectious Disease Spreading in the Data Science Age

Charting the Next Pandemic

This book provides an introduction to the computational and complex systems modeling of the global spreading of infectious diseases. The latest developments in the area of contagion processes modeling are discussed, and readers are exposed to real world examples of data-model integration impacting the decision-making process. Recent advances in computational science and the increasing availability of real-world data are making it possible to develop realistic scenarios and real-time forecasts of the global spreading of emerging health threats. The first part of the book guides the reader through sophisticated complex systems modeling techniques with a non-technical and visual approach, explaining and illustrating the construction of the modern framework used to project the spread of pandemics and epidemics. Models can be used to transform data to knowledge that is intuitively communicated by powerful infographics and for this reason, the second part of the book focuses on a set of charts that illustrate possible scenarios of future pandemics. The visual atlas contained allows the reader to identify commonalities and patterns in emerging health threats, as well as explore the wide range of models and data that can be used by policy makers to anticipate trends, evaluate risks and eventually manage future events. Charting the Next Pandemic puts the reader in the position to explore different pandemic scenarios and to understand the potential impact of available containment and prevention strategies. This book emphasizes the importance of a global perspective in the assessment of emerging health threats and captures the possible evolution of the next pandemic, while at the same time providing the intelligence needed to fight it. The text will appeal to a wide range of audiences with diverse technical backgrounds.

History of Information Graphics

History of Information Graphics

A l'ère du "big data" et de la diffusion numérique, alors que les informations voyagent plus vite et plus loin et que les médias se disputent une part volatile de l'attention des internautes, l'infographie est propulsée sur le devant de la scène. A la fois nuancée et claire, l'infographie sait traduire des idées abstraites, des statistiques complexes et des découvertes inouïes sous une forme synthétique, percutante et souvent très esthétique. Cartographes, designers, programmeurs, statisticiens, scientifiques et journalistes réunissent leur expertise pour rendre visuel le savoir complexe. Pourtant cette approche n'est pas nouvelle - ses traces se décèlent à travers les siècles. Ce recueil ambitieux explore la riche histoire de la forme infographique en retraçant l'évolution de la visualisation des données, du Moyen Age à l'ère du numérique. Conçu sous la direction de Sandra Rendgen, il offre un panorama spectaculaire et systématique de la communication graphique à travers quelque 400 exemples qui relèvent de l'astronomie, la cartographie, la zoologie, la technologie et autres disciplines. Une sélection qui s'étend aussi à travers les pays, les époques et les techniques - où les manuscrits médiévaux côtoient les impressions en couleur, les rouleaux de parchemin rencontrent les atlas de prestige et les diagrammes peints à la main voisinent avec les infocartes digitales. Parmi les chefs d'oeuvre présentés, on trouve la fameuse carte du monde de Martin Waldseemüller, les représentations cartographiques célestes d'Andreas Cellarius et les méticuleuses études zoologiques de Ernst Haeckel, ainsi qu'une multitude de trésors inconnus. L'introduction de l'auteure et les légendes détaillées éclairent le contexte historique et culturel des oeuvres, tandis que quatre experts de l'infographie - David Rumsey, Michael Friendly, Michael Stoll et Scott Klein - offrent en autant de chapitres un aperçu des collections historiques uniques qu'ils ont chacun constituées.

Cartographic Perspectives

Bulletin of the North American Cartographic Information Society

Cartographic Perspectives


LAtitudes

An Angeleno's Atlas

LAtitudes

LA is a seemingly endless combination of unique geography, communities, and cultures that calls for a literary vision of its complex landscape of humanity and geography inspired by Rebecca Solnits Infinite City

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