Fractions have a fearful reputation for being impenetrable and irrelevant. Take the Fear Out of Fractions will prove the naysayers wrong. The series offers a treasure trove of activities to develop and strengthen knowledge and skills. It builds confidence with scaffolded activities that give students the practice they need to move forward.
Using SOLO Taxonomy to Think Like a Scientist combines SOLO with current theories on how students learn and effective pedagogies. It shows how to develop curious minds in science by accessing learning through the science capabilities, collaboration, citizenship and community. It provides a strong model for what it takes to build students’ citizen-centric scientific curiosity when working for a social good.
The Language of Personal Expression encourages students to express their own thoughts and feelings on a range of topics, from the deeply personal to the broadest global issues. It offers examples of text that include comprehension questions on content, purpose and audience along with activities analysing the written, visual and oral language features of the text.
Students require a broad range of numeracy skills to succeed in science. Like literacy, numeracy is a skill that improves with practice and students are more likely to recognise its relevance in the context of their science learning. Advancing Numeracy in Science makes the link between these two key curriculum areas explicit.
Understanding Feelings is all about equipping young people with the self-esteem, resilience and strategies they need to cope with the stresses of our increasingly complex and demanding world. Its straightforward information and authentic activities prompt students to explore their own responses to many of the issues young people face.
Story Seekers is designed to lift reluctant readers’ literacy skills through easy-reading, high-interest texts and that can engage learners with a background other than English. Written at a 7-year-old reading level, the chapter books have strong appeal to 10- to 12-year-old readers. The Activity Book has teaching ideas and cross-curricular activities that build on the chapter books.