Books · Emerging Trends · Math · Teaching

How To Teach Mathematics

Title: How To Teach Mathematics

Author:  Steven G. Krantz
English | 2015 | ISBN: 1470425521 | 146 pages
How to Teach Mathematics, 3 edition

This third edition is a lively and provocative tract on how to teach mathematics in today’s new world of online learning tools and innovative teaching devices. The author guides the reader through the joys and pitfalls of interacting with modern undergraduates–telling you very explicitly what to do and what not to do. This third edition has been streamlined from the second edition, but still includes the nuts and bolts of good teaching, discussing material related to new developments in teaching methodology and technique, as well as adding an entire new chapter on online teaching methods.

Explaining and Exploring Mathematics: Teaching 11- to 18-year-olds for understanding and enjoyment

Title: Explaining and Exploring Mathematics

Author: Christian Puritz

English | 2017 | ISBN: 1138680192, 1138680214 | 226 pages

Explaining and Exploring Mathematics is designed to help you teach key mathematical concepts in a fun and engaging way by developing the confidence that is vital for teachers. This practical guide focuses on improving students mathematical understanding, rather than just training them for exams. Covering many aspects of the secondary mathematics curriculum for ages 11-18, it explains how to build on students current knowledge to help them make sense of new concepts and avoid common misconceptions.
Focusing on two main principles to improve students understanding: spotting patterns and extending them to something new, and relating the topic being taught to something that the pupils already understand, this book helps you to explore mathematics with your class and establish a successful teacher-student relationship.

Structured into a series of lessons, Explaining and Exploring Mathematics is packed full of practical advice and examples of the best way to answer frequently asked questions such as:

  • Do two minuses really make a plus?
  • Why doesnt 3a + 4b equal 7ab?
  • How do you get the area of a circle?
  • Why do the angles of a triangle add up to 180°?
  • How can you integrate 1/x and calculate the value of e?

This book will be essential reading for all trainee and practising teachers who want to make mathematics relevant and engaging for their students.

Title: Algebra Teacher’s Activity Kit

Authors: Judit A. Muschla, Gary Rober Muschla and Erin Muschla-Berry

English | 2015 | ISBN: 1119045746 | 336 pages

atestactHelp your students succeed with classroom-ready, standards-based activities. The Algebra Teacher’s Activities Kit: 150 Activities That Support Algebra in the Common Core Math Standards helps you bring the standards into your algebra classroom with a range of engaging activities that reinforce fundamental algebra skills. This newly updated second edition is formatted for easy implementation, with teaching notes and answers followed by reproducibles for activities covering the algebra standards for grades 6 through 12. Coverage includes whole numbers, variables, equations, inequalities, graphing, polynomials, factoring, logarithmic functions, statistics, and more, and gives you the material you need to reach students of various abilities and learning styles. Many of these activities are self-correcting, adding interest for students and saving you time.

This book provides dozens of activities that

  • Engage students and get them excited about math
  • Directly address each Common Core algebra standard
  • Are tailored to a diverse range of levels and abilities
  • Reinforce fundamental skills and demonstrate everyday relevance

Algebra lays the groundwork for every math class that comes after it, so it’s crucial that students master the material and gain confidence in their abilities. The Algebra Teacher’s Activities Kit helps you face the challenge, well-armed with effective activities that help students become successful in algebra class and beyond.

Books · Educational Philosophy · Emerging Trends · Environment · Teaching

Learning Spaces

Title: Learning Spaces

Author: Diana G. OblingerLearning Spaces (repost)
English | October 10, 2006 | ISBN-10: 0967285372 | 444 pages

Space, whether physical or virtual, can have a significant impact on learning. Learning Spaces focuses on how learner expectations influence such spaces, the principles and activities that facilitate learning, and the role of technology from the perspective of those who create learning environments: faculty, learning technologists, librarians, and administrators.

Information technology has brought unique capabilities to learning spaces, whether stimulating greater interaction through the use of collaborative tools, videoconferencing with international experts, or opening virtual worlds for exploration. This e-book represents an ongoing exploration as we bring together space, technology, and pedagogy to ensure learner success.

Learning Spaces: Interdisciplinary Applied MathematicsTitle: Learning Spaces: Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics

Authors: Jean-Claude Falmagne, Jean-Paul Doignon

2011 | pages: 434 | ISBN: 3642010385

Learning spaces offer a rigorous mathematical foundation for practical systems of educational technology. Learning spaces generalize partially ordered sets and are special cases of knowledge spaces. The various structures are investigated from the standpoints of combinatorial properties and stochastic processes.

Leaning spaces have become the essential structures to be used in assessing students’ competence of various topics. A practical example is offered by ALEKS, a Web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and learning system in mathematics and other scholarly fields. At the heart of ALEKS is an artificial intelligence engine that assesses each student individually and continously.

The book is of interest to mathematically oriented readers in education, computer science, engineering, and combinatorics at research and graduate levels. Numerous examples and exercises are included, together with an extensive bibliography.

Learning Spaces: Creating Oppurtunities for Knowledge Creation in Academic Life (repost)Title: Learning Spaces: Creating Oppurtunities for Knowledge Creation in Academic Life

Author: Maggi Savin-Baden
Publisher: O p e n University Press 2008 | 184 Pages | ISBN: 0335222307 , 0335222315

The ability to have or to find space in academic life seems to be increasingly difficult since we seem to be consumed by teaching and bidding, overwhelmed by emails and underwhelmed by long arduous meetings. This book explores the concept of learning spaces, the idea that there are diverse forms of spaces within the life and life world of the academic where opportunities to reflect and critique their own unique learning position occur.

Blended · Educational Philosophy · Emerging Trends · Environment · Teaching

The Design of Learning Spaces

 Title: The Design of Learning Spaces

Author: Pamela Woolner
English | 1 July 2010 | ISBN: 1855397749 | 132 PagesThe Design of Learning Spaces [Repost]


Learning can take place anywhere. So does the detail of the physical surroundings provided by schools matter? After many years of minimal investment in school premises, schools in the UK are in the midst of a wave of planning, building and using new schools. This includes all English secondary schools, being renewed through Building Schools for the Future (BSF), as well as schemes for English primaries and programmes of school construction in Scotland and Wales.

Virtual Immersive and 3D Learning Spaces: Emerging Technologies and Trends (repost)

 Title: Virtual Immersive and 3D Learning Spaces: Emerging Technologies and Trends

Author: Shalin Hai-Jew
English | 2010 | ISBN: 1616928255 | 413 pages

Immersive learning has grown in popularity with the development of open-source immersive 3D learning spaces. Those in e-learning have been working to find ways to capitalize on immersive learning through simulations, digital kiosks, live virtual events, live interactivity, instructor-facilitated learning, AI-driven robots, and hyper-realistic experiences. Virtual Immersive and 3D Learning Spaces: Emerging Technologies helps push the conceptual and applied boundaries of virtual immersive learning. Virtual immersive spaces bring with them plenty of promise, of sensory information-rich learning experiences that will enable a much wider range of experiential learning and trainingdelivered to computer desktops, augmented reality spaces, digital installations, and mobile projective devices. This work explains how these spaces may be exploited for effective learning in terms of the technologies, pedagogical strategies, and directions.

Title: Methodological Challenges When Exploring DigitMethodological Challenges When Exploring Digital Learning Spaces in Education by Greta Bjork Gudmundsdottiral Learning Spaces in Education

Author: Greta Bjork Gudmundsdottir
English | 30 May 2014 | ISBN: 9462097356, 9462097364 | 154 Pages

Over the last decade, the practices by which scholarly knowledge is produced – both within and across disciplines – have been substantially influenced by the appearance of digital information resources, communication networks and technology enhanced research tools.

Children and their Environments: Learning, Using and Designing Spaces
Title: Children and their Environments: Learning, Using and Designing Spaces

Author: Christopher Spencer
Cambridge University Press; 1 edition | March 6, 2006 | English | ISBN: 0415498244, 1107405513 | 296 pages

Examining theories of children’s perceptions of space and place, this book explores how these theories are applied to the world of children. Its focus is on children in large real world spaces; places that children live in, explore and learn from. These include classrooms, playgrounds, homes and yards, towns, communities, countryside, natural environments, and the wider world. An international team of authors compares the experiences of children from different cultures and backgrounds by linking research on children’s comprehension and daily lives to recommendations for practice.

Books · Emerging Trends · Gamification · Storytelling · Teaching

Teacher Craft

Title: Teacher Craft

Author: Seann Dikkers
English | June 18, 2015 | ISBN: 1312832568 | 165 Pages

TeacherCraft: How Teachers Learn to Use MineCraft in Their Classrooms

Teacher Craft is about how teachers learn to use new digital media. Teacher learning is central to reform and change across subject areas and age levels, but how much do we really know about how teachers learn to try new lessons in classrooms? Minecraft is currently the game of choice for millions of youth and also for these seventeen teachers who claim it has transformed their classrooms. Its rapid adoption also provides a unique window of opportunity to look inside the recent memory of innovative teachers and unpack how they learned. Why did they pick Minecraft? More importantly, how did they pick Minecraft? Where did they hear about it? Who do they trust for ideas? How do they test new ideas? Can we begin to identify the trajectories of truly innovative teachers? It turns out, we can – and it may not be what you’d expect.

Emerging Trends · ICT · Mobile · Organizations · Teaching

ISTE Digital Learning Pathways

ISTE is now offering courses (pre-order for June 1st 2017) to facilitate digital learning for teachers and students. Currently there are three courses, but more are scheduled. The courses cost about $25 each but group rates are possible.


ISTE and Metiri Group bring you direct personalized professional learning to support the ISTE student standards and digital age learning. When ISTE launched the 2016 ISTE Standards for Students they made a strategic shift from technology standards to learning standards. These new standards are organic, from the field, expert informed, human focused, and aspirational. Serving as a foundational resources for learning and teaching in a digital age the standards promote student agency, choice, and deep learning. To achieve any impact these standards necessitate a foundational knowledge base, research-backed instructional and technology integration strategies, and assessment tools that can inform teacher practice. We strategically partnered to provide you with relevant, just in time, professional learning where at least 80% of the course content can’t be found anywhere else. These rich materials, real-life examples of digital learning, and practical approaches will help any teacher in any school move the needle for their students as they shift from traditional to transformative practices that empower and engage today’s digital learners. Get started… 

Coding · Math · Online · Teaching

Scratch for Mathematics

Scratch for Mathematics
Author: SJ Withers
2017 | English | ASIN: B071V3PCVN | 169 pages

This book describes and explains the arithmetic, mathematics and data components of the Scratch Interactive Development Environment (IDE). These components are little used, but could provide a useful tool for a teacher of mathematics, a primary school teacher, a teacher at Key Stage 3 or home educator looking for new ways to engage a learner. It introduces basic programming skills and an understanding of the mathematics specific code blocks in Scratch. It also provides a way of working with mathematics which is visual and can be engaging. This book also provides examples of the way Scratch can be applied for common arithmetic and mathematics problems such as calculating percentages, testing arithmetic knowledge and applying Pythagoras Theorem amongst others. This book is not a course in mathematics, but it does explain how Scratch can be used as a tool for learning arithmetic and mathematics.

Books · STEM

Sci-Book, Steps to STEM

Title: Sci-Book, Steps to STEM

Author: Aaron Isabelle
English | 2017 | 224 Pages | ISBN : 9463007938

Sci-Book: STEPS to STEM – Student Science Notebook
A “Sci-Book” or “Science Notebook” serves as an essential companion to the science curriculum supplement, STEPS to STEM. As students learn key concepts in the seven “big ideas” in this program (Electricity & Magnetism; Air & Flight; Water & Weather; Plants & Animals; Earth & Space; Matter & Motion; Light & Sound), they record their ideas, plans, and evidence.
There is ample space for students to keep track of their observations and findings, as well as a section to reflect upon the use of “Science and Engineering Practices” as set forth in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Using a science notebook is reflective of the behavior of scientists. One of the pillars of the Nature of Science is that scientists must document their work to publish their research results; it is a necessary part of the scientific enterprise. This is important because STEPS to STEM is a program for young scientists who learn within a community of scientists. Helping students to think and act like scientists is a critical feature of this program. Students learn that they need to keep a written record if they are to successfully share their discoveries and curiosities with their classmates and with the teacher. Teachers should also model writing in science to help instill a sense of purpose and pride in using and maintaining a Sci-Book. Lastly, students’ documentation can serve as a valuable form of authentic assessment; teachers can utilize Sci-Books to monitor the learning process and the development of science skills.

Books · Educational Philosophy · Emerging Trends · Organizations · Research · Teaching

Handbook of Research on Global Issues in Next-Generation Teacher Education

Title: Handbook of Research on Global Issues in Next-Generation Teacher Education

Authors:  Jared Keengwe and Justus G. Mbaeglob
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1466699485 | 446 Pages

Teachers, students of education, administrators, and policy makers will find this publication offers a number of innovative solutions.

There is no question that all aspects of modern life have been imbued with technology. In education, students are becoming increasingly savvy in their use of the myriad technologies and virtual tools and must be taught adequate complimentary skills to be effective in the 21st century workforce. To answer this call, teachers’ education must reflect modern demands by integrating the use of these tools as part of their teaching practices.The addresses this need with precise, comprehensive research and case studies. With strategies and emerging research on the empowerment of tomorrow’s inspirational educational leaders, this handbook of research outlines the challenges, benefits, and opportunities of engaging teachers with the 21st century skills their students require. Teachers, students of education, administrators, and policy makers will find this publication offers a number of innovative solutions.

Wearable Technology and Mobile Innovations for Next-Generation Education

Title: Wearable Technology and Mobile Innovations

Author: Janet Holland
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1522500693 | 388 Pages

Focusing on technical considerations, lessons learned, and real-world examples, this book is ideally designed for instructors, researchers, upper-level students, and policy makers interested in the effectiveness of wearable applications.

Advances in technology continue to alter the ways in which we conduct our lives, from the private sphere to how we interact with others in public. As these innovations become more integrated into modern society, their applications become increasingly relevant in various facets of life. is an authoritative reference source on the development and implementation of wearables within learning and training environments, emphasizing the valuable resources offered by these advances. Focusing on technical considerations, lessons learned, and real-world examples, this book is ideally designed for instructors, researchers, upper-level students, and policy makers interested in the effectiveness of wearable applications.

Title: Art and Technology

Authors: Luisa Menano and Patricia Fidalgo
English | 2017 | ISBN: 9463008616 | 157 Pages 41oHqGW8OTL


The challenge of how to integrate art and technology in education faces educators all around the world. Approaches for addressing this challenge in ways that enhance the learner’s educational experience can be found in different cultures and in different disciplines. Embracing the idea of collaboration among art and technology educators and practitioners, was what Menano and Fidalgo proposed to the authors of the chapters in this book. This book presents ideas that help educators to re-evaluate and re-think how to approach art and technology in the educational setting and offers solutions to develop new experiences for students and communities.

Each chapter presents teaching practices and successful activities that address the challenges facing art and technology education professionals. Along with descriptions of the learners, the settings, the schools and the communities in which they work, the authors share their thoughts and concerns about the changing educational landscape around them. The authors are respected and experienced instructors who are engaged with the use of art and technology and each chapter reflects the authors’ diverse practices, their students at different educational levels, and the different educational and socio-cultural contexts in which the learning and teaching takes place. The authors hope that the varied approaches presented in this book will motivate educators to connect beyond the classroom as well as to embrace new strategies and think more creatively and broadly about educational practices.

Books · Educational Philosophy · Research · Teaching

Challenges and Innovations in Educational Psychology Teaching and Learning

Title: Challenges and Innovations in Educational Psychology Teaching and Learning

Authors: M. Cecil Smith and Nancy DeFrates-Densch
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1681233967 | 460 Pages chall.png


Leading faculty members in educational psychology, who are expert classroom teachers, describe inherent difficulties encountered when teaching different subject matter in educational psychology to diverse populations of students, including undergraduate teacher candidates, psychology and child development majors, and graduate students in education and psychology. Educational psychology addresses subject matter as diverse as child and adolescent development, motivation, learning theories, student assessment, teacher expertise, and research methods and statistics. Drawing from their years of classroom experience, as well as their expertise in designing and conducting educational research, the contributing authors report their successful instructional efforts and innovations designed to increase student learning and knowledge of the discipline.

Books · ICT · STEM · Teaching

What’s Your STEM

Title: What’s Your STEM

Author: Rihab Sawk and Anthony Clark

English | February 7, 2017 | ISBN: 1507200641 | 256 pages
What's Your STEM?: Activities to Discover Your Child's Potential in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

Set your child up for a bright future with this new, interactive activity book that helps kids decide which STEM ”science, technology, engineering, and math” skills they most enjoyand where they most excel!

How do batteries work? How exactly does a bridge stay up? How likely is it that someone shares your birthday?

Kids are curious. And parents can help foster that curiosity and channel it into a passion for science, technology, engineering, and math with Whats Your STEM?

This engaging activity book helps children learn about STEM with a variety of activities. Working together with their parents, they can figure out what interests them now”and how it can lead to a career later on.

In addition to the fifty entertaining and educational experiments, this interactive book includes information on potential STEM career paths.

Families can work together to complete the activities, find out what everyone likes, and learn about jobs in those fields. Whats Your STEM? is a fun, family-friendly way to expand kids horizons and choose their own STEM adventure!