Essential Questions

Opening Doors to Student Understanding

Author: Jay McTighe,Grant Wiggins

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416615709

Category: Education

Page: 119

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What are "essential questions," and how do they differ from other kinds of questions? What's so great about them? Why should you design and use essential questions in your classroom? Essential questions (EQs) help target standards as you organize curriculum content into coherent units that yield focused and thoughtful learning. In the classroom, EQs are used to stimulate students' discussions and promote a deeper understanding of the content. Whether you are an Understanding by Design (UbD) devotee or are searching for ways to address standards--local or Common Core State Standards--in an engaging way, Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins provide practical guidance on how to design, initiate, and embed inquiry-based teaching and learning in your classroom. Offering dozens of examples, the authors explore the usefulness of EQs in all K-12 content areas, including skill-based areas such as math, PE, language instruction, and arts education. As an important element of their backward design approach to designing curriculum, instruction, and assessment, the authors *Give a comprehensive explanation of why EQs are so important; *Explore seven defining characteristics of EQs; *Distinguish between topical and overarching questions and their uses; *Outline the rationale for using EQs as the focal point in creating units of study; and *Show how to create effective EQs, working from sources including standards, desired understandings, and student misconceptions. Using essential questions can be challenging--for both teachers and students--and this book provides guidance through practical and proven processes, as well as suggested "response strategies" to encourage student engagement. Finally, you will learn how to create a culture of inquiry so that all members of the educational community--students, teachers, and administrators--benefit from the increased rigor and deepened understanding that emerge when essential questions become a guiding force for learners of all ages.

A2 Biology with Stafford

Unit Six: Practical Workbook

Author: MR Stafford Valentine Redden

Publisher: Stafford Valentine Redden

ISBN: 9788191070552

Category:

Page: 92

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The textbook is intended to provide clear, highly readable and easily understood information to the average student. It contains sufficient detail to satisfy the requirements of the New Edexcel Syllabus Specifications without the sometimes unnecessary detail which can cloud out underlying issues. Advanced level Biology Specifications (previously called syllabuses) have been revised since 2008. The first complete examination for this specification was held in May 2010. Every attempt has been made to ensure the relevance of the content to the syllabus specification. The book is intended to be a useful resource for students preparing for the Unit three Biology paper for London Edexcel Examination. The book lists the syllabus specifications and the relevant notes are incorporated below each specification. This ensures that every syllabus specification has been covered. Students would be advised to study the content for each specification and then attempt the past paper Questions for each specification. This will help to reinforce the concepts and content. The book also deals with the How Science Works section of the syllabus.

WJEC AS Biology

Author: Gareth Rowlands

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908682062

Category: Advanced supplementary examinations

Page: 159

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Endorsed by WJEC this is the first textbook available for WJEC AS Level Biology. Written by leading author and senior examiner Gareth Rowlands, this student book reflects the experience of teaching and examining this course since its introduction in 2008.

Collins Maths

Bridging GCSE and A Level Maths

Author: Mark Rowland

Publisher: Collins Educational

ISBN: 9780007410231

Category: Mathematics

Page: 192

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Ensure students are fully prepared for A Level Maths with practice in essential and tricky topics such as algebra. Revisit areas that may not have been studied recently due to modular courses to fill gaps in knowledge and make links. Prepare students for some of the skills required at A Level with a focus on applications of mathematics.

HESI A2 Secrets Study Guide

HESI A2 Test Review for the Health Education Systems, Inc. Admission Assessment Exam

Author: Media Mometrix

Publisher: Mometrix Media LLC

ISBN: 9781609710149

Category: Education

Page: 179

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***Includes Practice Test Questions*** HESI A2 Secrets helps you ace the Health Education Systems, Inc. Admission Assessment Exam, without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive HESI A2 Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. HESI A2 Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to Success, Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself A comprehensive Overview including: Exam Overview, Judgment and Comprehension, Final Test Taking Tips, Final Tips for the Day of the Test; A comprehensive Grammar review including: Nearly and Perfect Synonyms, Prefixes, Positive vs. Negative, Word Strength, Type and Topic, Form a Sentence, Use Replacements, Eliminate Similar Choices, Adjectives Give it Away, Use Logic, The Trap of Familiarity; A comprehensive Mathematics review including: The Easiest Math Review You'll Ever Read, Solving for Variables, How to Read Word Problems, Keeping Probability Simple, Using the Right Formulas, Graphing for Success, Breezing Through Ratios, Understanding Line Plotting, The Logical Approach to the Solving Difficult Problems; A comprehensive Reading Comprehension review including: Skimming, Paragraph Focus, Eliminate Choices, Contextual Clues, Fact/Opinion, Opposites, Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, New Information, Valid Information, Time Management; A comprehensive Grammar review including: Usage, Correct Pronoun Usage In Combinations, Commas, Flow, Nonessential Clauses And Phrases, Independent Clauses, Parenthetical Expressions, Semicolons, Period Replacement, Transitions, Sentence Correction, Use Your Ear, Contextual Clues, and much more...

Proteomics in Domestic Animals: from Farm to Systems Biology

Author: Andre Martinho de Almeida,David Eckersall,Ingrid Miller

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319696823

Category: Science

Page: 489

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Proteomics, like other post-genomics tools, has been growing at a rapid pace and has important applications in numerous fields of science. While its use in animal and veterinary sciences is still limited, there have been considerable advances in this field in recent years, in areas as diverse as physiology, nutrition and food of animal origin processing. This is mainly as a consequence of a wider availability and better understanding of proteomics methodologies by animal and veterinary researchers. This book provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art account of the status of farm-animal proteomics research, focusing on the principles behind proteomics methodologies and its specific applications and offering clear example.

Aqa Biology Synoptic Essays

For the New Exam Starting 2016

Author: Al Waters

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781540426888

Category:

Page: 144

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The only book written for the new (first sitting 2017) AQA Biology exam. This book gives clear, concise and updated advice for every title found in the last 20 years and complete A* essays for 25 of them. On top of this are example paragraphs, key tips and how to organise your essay to get the most marks. This book has evolved over a period of years. I am fortunate to have had a number of truly excellent students (Oxbridge and full UMS). Over the years I have ordered the transcript of all our school's A* papers and collated the essays. Where there were gaps I gave these students the past-paper essay titles and mark schemes and paid them to write 'model essays'. Then, as a trained marker, I edited them all to make sure they were written to an A* standard. A colleague of mine, who has also marked for AQA, then went through them as a third independent determination of their grade. We have used this collection of essays in our school for a number of years with fantastic results. With the advent of the new specification, I have revisited them and made changes to reflect the new content. Topics that are no longer at A-level have been removed and new content added, which has meant a number of particular large changes in the field of Ecology. This has been a surprisingly onerous undertaking, but I am very proud of the result. Someone then suggested to me that I should publish my work and this is the product - an analysis of over 40 titles and 25 A* essays.

Maths Skills for A Level Chemistry

Author: Emma Poole,Dan McGowan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780198428978

Category:

Page: 136

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The maths needed to succeed in A Level Science is harder now than ever before. Suitable for all awarding bodies, this practical handbook addresses all of the maths skills needed for A Level Chemistry. Worked examples, practice questions, 'remember points' and 'stretch yourself' questions give students plenty of practice and build their confidence.

Understanding Machine Learning

From Theory to Algorithms

Author: Shai Shalev-Shwartz,Shai Ben-David

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107057132

Category: Computers

Page: 409

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Introduces machine learning and its algorithmic paradigms, explaining the principles behind automated learning approaches and the considerations underlying their usage.

Maths Skills for Biology a Level

Author: James Penny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781408521182

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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This handbook specifically targets the mathematical elements of A Level Science, whichever specification you're following. Includes plenty of practice questions in different contexts to increase confidence, worked examples and model answers for revision and exam preparation. Plus hints and tips for the exam and how to avoid common errors made in mathematical science questions.

Molecular Biology of the Cell

Author: Bruce Alberts

Publisher: Garland Science

ISBN: 1317563743

Category: Science

Page: 1464

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As the amount of information in biology expands dramatically, it becomes increasingly important for textbooks to distill the vast amount of scientific knowledge into concise principles and enduring concepts.As with previous editions, Molecular Biology of the Cell, Sixth Edition accomplishes this goal with clear writing and beautiful illustrations. The Sixth Edition has been extensively revised and updated with the latest research in the field of cell biology, and it provides an exceptional framework for teaching and learning. The entire illustration program has been greatly enhanced.Protein structures better illustrate structure–function relationships, icons are simpler and more consistent within and between chapters, and micrographs have been refreshed and updated with newer, clearer, or better images. As a new feature, each chapter now contains intriguing openended questions highlighting “What We Don’t Know,” introducing students to challenging areas of future research. Updated end-of-chapter problems reflect new research discussed in the text, and these problems have been expanded to all chapters by adding questions on developmental biology, tissues and stem cells, pathogens, and the immune system.

Aqa Biology as Student Book

Author: Glenn Toole,Susan Toole

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198351764

Category: Biology

Page: 328

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Fully revised and updated for the new linear qualification, written and checked by curriculum and specification experts, this Student Book supports and extends students through the new course while delivering the breadth, depth, and skills needed to succeed in the new A Levels and beyond.

Introduction to Probability

Author: Charles Miller Grinstead,James Laurie Snell

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821894145

Category: Probabilities

Page: 510

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This text is designed for an introductory probability course at the university level for sophomores, juniors, and seniors in mathematics, physical and social sciences, engineering, and computer science. It presents a thorough treatment of ideas and techniques necessary for a firm understanding of the subject. The text is also recommended for use in discrete probability courses. The material is organized so that the discrete and continuous probability discussions are presented in a separate, but parallel, manner. This organization does not emphasize an overly rigorous or formal view of probability and therefore offers some strong pedagogical value. Hence, the discrete discussions can sometimes serve to motivate the more abstract continuous probability discussions. Features: Key ideas are developed in a somewhat leisurely style, providing a variety of interesting applications to probability and showing some nonintuitive ideas. Over 600 exercises provide the opportunity for practicing skills and developing a sound understanding of ideas. Numerous historical comments deal with the development of discrete probability. The text includes many computer programs that illustrate the algorithms or the methods of computation for important problems. The book is a beautiful introduction to probability theory at the beginning level. The book contains a lot of examples and an easy development of theory without any sacrifice of rigor, keeping the abstraction to a minimal level. It is indeed a valuable addition to the study of probability theory. --Zentralblatt MATH

Hidden Markov Processes

Theory and Applications to Biology

Author: M. Vidyasagar

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400850517

Category: Mathematics

Page: 312

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This book explores important aspects of Markov and hidden Markov processes and the applications of these ideas to various problems in computational biology. The book starts from first principles, so that no previous knowledge of probability is necessary. However, the work is rigorous and mathematical, making it useful to engineers and mathematicians, even those not interested in biological applications. A range of exercises is provided, including drills to familiarize the reader with concepts and more advanced problems that require deep thinking about the theory. Biological applications are taken from post-genomic biology, especially genomics and proteomics. The topics examined include standard material such as the Perron-Frobenius theorem, transient and recurrent states, hitting probabilities and hitting times, maximum likelihood estimation, the Viterbi algorithm, and the Baum-Welch algorithm. The book contains discussions of extremely useful topics not usually seen at the basic level, such as ergodicity of Markov processes, Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC), information theory, and large deviation theory for both i.i.d and Markov processes. The book also presents state-of-the-art realization theory for hidden Markov models. Among biological applications, it offers an in-depth look at the BLAST (Basic Local Alignment Search Technique) algorithm, including a comprehensive explanation of the underlying theory. Other applications such as profile hidden Markov models are also explored.