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Supporting Early Mathematical Development


Title : Supporting Early Mathematical Development
Author : Caroline McGrath
Publisher: Routledge
Total pages: 264 pages
ISBN: 1136998446

Supporting Early Mathematical Development is an essential text for current Early Years practitioners and students, offering an excellent blend of theory and practice that will enable you to provide successful mathematical education for children from birth to eight years old. Charting the delivery of mathematical development in Playgroups, Children's Centres, Nurseries and Primary Schools, it forges links between current practice and fundamental Early Years principles and makes suggestions for creating effective pedagogies in maths teaching. Promoting mathematical development through play-based learning, this book presents: a wealth of practical multi-sensory teaching strategies instructional methodologies activity ideas incorporating play, books, songs, cookery and the outdoors examples of children's work advice on translating theory into practice questions for reflective practice. Throughout the book, Caroline McGrath breaks down the complexity of teaching and learning mathematics into simple steps and guides readers through possible gaps in their knowledge, bringing fresh enthusiasm to teaching mathematics. This is an invaluable resource for practitioners and trainee teachers wishing to strengthen their mathematical teaching and professional practice, or for students on a wide range of Early Years courses.


Supporting Numeracy


Title : Supporting Numeracy
Author : Ashley Compton,Helen Fielding,Mike Scott
Publisher: SAGE
Total pages: 128 pages
ISBN: 1446265722

Numeracy is a core subject in schools, and this book will provide those supporting children in this subject area with tried and tested strategies for working with students, as well as the tools to improve their own subject knowledge. Advice is given on how to: " provide an overview of key maths topics; " introduce students to key issues surrounding the teaching of numeracy; " support learners who find it difficult to understand concepts, and stretch those who have grasped them easily; " show how numeracy links with other areas of the curriculum, and with everyday life. Each chapter covers a different aspect of mathematics, highlighting key teaching points and common misconceptions. Case studies from teaching assistants bring the topics alive, and there are tasks for the reader to try out, which will them develop their own understanding. This book is essential for reading for all teaching assistants and support staff in early years and primary settings. It is particularly useful for those studying for a Foundation Degree.


Regularization, Optimization, Kernels, and Support Vector Machines


Title : Regularization, Optimization, Kernels, and Support Vector Machines
Author : Johan A.K. Suykens,Marco Signoretto,Andreas Argyriou
Publisher: CRC Press
Total pages: 525 pages
ISBN: 1482241404

Regularization, Optimization, Kernels, and Support Vector Machines offers a snapshot of the current state of the art of large-scale machine learning, providing a single multidisciplinary source for the latest research and advances in regularization, sparsity, compressed sensing, convex and large-scale optimization, kernel methods, and support vector machines. Consisting of 21 chapters authored by leading researchers in machine learning, this comprehensive reference: Covers the relationship between support vector machines (SVMs) and the Lasso Discusses multi-layer SVMs Explores nonparametric feature selection, basis pursuit methods, and robust compressive sensing Describes graph-based regularization methods for single- and multi-task learning Considers regularized methods for dictionary learning and portfolio selection Addresses non-negative matrix factorization Examines low-rank matrix and tensor-based models Presents advanced kernel methods for batch and online machine learning, system identification, domain adaptation, and image processing Tackles large-scale algorithms including conditional gradient methods, (non-convex) proximal techniques, and stochastic gradient descent Regularization, Optimization, Kernels, and Support Vector Machines is ideal for researchers in machine learning, pattern recognition, data mining, signal processing, statistical learning, and related areas.


International Perspectives on Interpreting, Selected proceedings of the Supporting Deaf People online conferences 2001 - 2005


Title : International Perspectives on Interpreting, Selected proceedings of the Supporting Deaf People online conferences 2001 - 2005
Author : N.A
Publisher: Direct Learn Services Ltd.
Total pages: 129 pages
ISBN: 0955142407


The Library's Role in Supporting Financial Literacy for Patrons


Title : The Library's Role in Supporting Financial Literacy for Patrons
Author : Carol Smallwood
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total pages: 358 pages
ISBN: 1442265930

Library Roles in Achieving Financial Literacy among its Patrons is a collection of articles from 25 librarians in different parts of the U.S. and Canada, each contributing 3,000-4,000 words: concise chapters with sidebars, bullets, and headers; there is an introduction. Contributors were selected for the creative potential in their topics, those that can be used in various types of libraries and that demonstrate a command of financial literacy and are able to communicate what they know to aiding users solve their financial information problems. The collection has three sections. The first provides an overview of financial literacy: what it means generally, what needs exist among library patrons, and what approaches have been tried to date. The second section deals with resources that are available in libraries, or should be made available. These include collections, skill sets in librarians, program opportunities and others. The third section is a series of case studies that demonstrate successes and best practices.


Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning at the Workplace


Title : Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning at the Workplace
Author : Sean P. Goggins,Isa Jahnke,Volker Wulf
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total pages: 333 pages
ISBN: 1461417406

This book is an edited volume of case studies exploring the uptake and use of computer supported collaborative learning in work settings. This book fills a significant gap in the literature. A number of existing works provide empirical research on collaborative work practices (Lave & Wenger, 1987; Davenport, 2005), the sharing of information at work (Brown & Duguid, 2000), and the development of communities of practice in workplace settings (Wenger, 1998). Others examine the munificent variation of information and communication technology use in the work place, including studies of informal social networks, formal information distribution and other socio-technical combinations found in work settings (Gibson & Cohen, 2003). Another significant thread of prior work is focused on computer supported collaborative learning, much of it investigating the application of computer support for learning in the context of traditional educational institutions, like public schools, private schools, colleges and tutoring organizations. Exciting new theories of how knowledge is constructed by groups (Stahl, 2006), how teachers contribute to collaborative learning (reference to another book in the series) and the application of socio-technical scripts for learning is explicated in book length works on CSCL. Book length empirical work on CSCW is widespread, and CSCL book length works are beginning to emerge with greater frequency. We distinguish CSCL at Work from prior books written under the aegis of training and development, or human resources more broadly. The book aims to fill a void between existing works in CSCW and CSCL, and will open with a chapter characterizing the emerging application of collaborative learning theories and practices to workplace learning. CSCL and CSCW research each make distinct and important contributions to the construction of collaborative workplace learning.


Scripting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning


Title : Scripting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning
Author : Frank Fischer,Ingo Kollar,Heinz Mandl,Jörg M. Haake
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total pages: 344 pages
ISBN: 038736949X

Theoretically, the term "script" appears to be rather ill-defined. This book clarifies the use of the term "script" in education. It approaches the term from at least three perspectives: cognitive psychology perspective, computer science perspective, and an educational perspective. The book provides learners with scripts that support them both in communication/coordination and in higher-order learning.


The Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) Conference 2013, Volume 1


Title : The Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) Conference 2013, Volume 1
Author : ISLS
Publisher: Lulu.com
Total pages: N.A pages
ISBN: 1483406695


Proceedings of Computer Support for Collaborative Learning '97 (cscl '97)


Title : Proceedings of Computer Support for Collaborative Learning '97 (cscl '97)
Author : Rogers Hall,Naomi Miyake,Noel Enyedy
Publisher: CRC Press
Total pages: 328 pages
ISBN: 9780805832624


Political Support in Canada


Title : Political Support in Canada
Author : Richard Arthur Preston,E. Donald Briggs,Allan Kornberg,Harold D. Clarke
Publisher: Duke University Press
Total pages: 463 pages
ISBN: 9780822305460

All governments require popular support, and in democracies this support must be maintained by noncoercive means. This book analyzes the question of political support in Canada, a country in which the maintenance of the integrity of the political community has been and continues to be, in the words of the editors, "the single most salient aspect of the country's political life." The nature of popular support is first considered in broad, theoretical terms, then from the standpoint of those agents most responsible for maintaining support in Canadian democracy, then as influenced by particular issues and policies, and finally as it affects and is affected by the separatist movement in Quebec.


Unit, Direct Support and General Support Maintenance Manual: Diesel Engine, Model 6068TF151, 6 Cylinder 6.8 Liter (NSN:2815-01-462-3596) (EIC:N/A)


Title : Unit, Direct Support and General Support Maintenance Manual: Diesel Engine, Model 6068TF151, 6 Cylinder 6.8 Liter (NSN:2815-01-462-3596) (EIC:N/A)
Author : N.A
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Total pages: N.A pages
ISBN: 1428911855


Direct support and general support maintenance manual


Title : Direct support and general support maintenance manual
Author : United States. Dept. of the Army
Publisher:
Total pages: N.A pages
ISBN:


Intermediate (field) (direct and General Support) and Depot Level Maintenance Manual


Title : Intermediate (field) (direct and General Support) and Depot Level Maintenance Manual
Author : N.A
Publisher:
Total pages: N.A pages
ISBN:


Crime analysis system support


Title : Crime analysis system support
Author : International Association of Chiefs of Police,Samson K. Chang,United States. National Criminal Justice Information and Statistics Service
Publisher:
Total pages: 194 pages
ISBN:


Visual Support for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders


Title : Visual Support for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Author : Vera Bernard-Opitz,Anne Häussler
Publisher: AAPC Publishing
Total pages: 228 pages
ISBN: 9781934575826

Combining their years of experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum, both here and around the world, authors Vera Bernard-Opitz and Anne Häußler bring teachers and other professionals practical ideas and teaching methods for offering visual supports to students with autism spectrum disorders and other visual learners. With hundreds of colorful illustrations and step-by-step directions, this book lays the foundation for how to structure teaching environments, as well as offers countless examples of activities for students, ranging from basic skills, to reading and math, to social behavior.


Decision Support for Natural Disasters and Intentional Threats to Water Security


Title : Decision Support for Natural Disasters and Intentional Threats to Water Security
Author : Tissa Illangasekare,Katarina Mahutova,John J. Barich
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total pages: 251 pages
ISBN: 9048127130

The NATO Advanced Research Workshop, “Decision Support for Natural Disasters and Intentional Threats to Water Security” was the result of close collaboration between environmental, security, water resource, and health officials in the United States and Croatia. The premise of the Workshop is that multiple, disparate threats to water security exist, and that shared decision support structures provide effective means for avoiding and responding to potential or actual situations. The Workshop was co-directed by Professors Tissa Illangasekare of the Colorado School of Mines, and Dragutin Geres of Hrvatske vode. The Workshop was organized into a series of case studies, presentation of management tools, or a combination of the two. Presentations were further organized as to (1) Natural Occurrences, (2) Anthropogenic Causes, and (3) Decision Support Tools. Delegates from eleven countries assembled to explore these topics at the Hotel Dubrovnik President in Dubrovnik from April 22–25, 2007. A total of thirty delegates from NATO, Partner, Mediterranean Dialog, or other countries were in attendance. The final program included technical sessions using a presentation and dialog format, a field trip, and networking sessions. There were twenty five technical presentations supported by seventeen formal papers (many updated in late-2008 and 2009), and these form the basis for these proceedings. xi ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The co-directors and organizers of this Advanced Research Workshop a- nowledge the NATO Science Programme for major financial support and for providing detailed guidance on how best to organize and execute a meeting of this nature.


Supporting the Elderly Through Service Learning


Title : Supporting the Elderly Through Service Learning
Author : Marcia Amidon Lusted
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
Total pages: 80 pages
ISBN: 1477779582

Loads of learning takes place in the classroom, but it is by no means the only place for students to gain knowledge and experience. This innovative resource introduces service learning and why it can be such a helpful tool for students, the elderly, and the larger community. Successful service learning projects are described throughout the book, which highlight how they work as well as the benefits of getting to know the often overlooked senior population within our communities. Forthright discussions of the challenges and benefits highlight why service-learning projects can be a satisfying, fun, and memorable way to learn.


Supporting Congressional Oversight


Title : Supporting Congressional Oversight
Author : Michael J. Curro,Bryon Gordon,Carol Peace Robins
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Total pages: 312 pages
ISBN: 9780756713591

As the U.S. enters a new cent., the 107th Cong. and the new admin. face an array of challenges and opportunities to enhance the performance and accountability of the Fed. gov't. and to position our country for the future. The GAO's recently issued Performance and Accountability Series describes those challenges. This report provides a framework for considering the budgetary implications of certain program reform options discussed in past GAO work but not yet addressed or enacted. This report is not a complete summary of possible options, but it does provide specific examples that demonstrate the programmatic and fiscal oversight needed as we enter the new millennium. Charts and tables.