Math books – Mente Encendida Wed, 01 Dec 2021 14:50:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Math books – Mente Encendida 32 32 Christmas books: for the 16th installment, Mary Shaw sends Brady, Brady to find Santa Claus Wed, 01 Dec 2021 13:59:40 +0000

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As the calendar turns to December, plans for the holiday season will intensify and kids will be eagerly awaiting Santa’s visit to their homes on Christmas Eve.


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And, this year , Brady, Brady and Santa Claus Search will go skating during the holiday season.

Mary Shaw, co-creator of the Brady series, Brady with illustrator Chuck Temple, is proud of the work she has been able to do with the children’s book series since the first was released in 2001, but as the 16th cover l shelf this holiday season, this one is special.

Shaw, the wife of former Senators captain and Vancouver Canucks assistant Brad Shaw, always wanted to give Brady, Brady something to celebrate this holiday season, so this one looked perfect.

“I’ve always wanted to make a Christmas book. Every time I walk into a store at Christmas, I always think to myself, ‘We’ve got to have a Christmas book Brady, Brady,’ Shaw said from his Vancouver home as the Canucks take on the Senators on Wednesday at the Canadian Tire Center. . .


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Shaw and Temple published Brady’s first book, Brady in 2001, and they’ve done great work ever since. Shaw started the show because all his son Brady wanted to do at the time was play, watch, and talk hockey, which was good, except he also needed an education to learn from. cast off.

You know, in reading, writing, and arithmetic, Shaw relied heavily on his experiences as a hockey parent.

The first published was Brady, Brady and the big ice rink .

“I wrote the first book because I wanted to remind parents that this is a game,” Shaw said. “I wanted them to play it for fun, to enjoy their teammates, to enjoy going out on the ice. It was a huge message for parents more than for children.

“I couldn’t get him to read. All he cared about was hockey. I just felt like there weren’t many hockey books at the time, so I thought I was going to write books for my son, who only thinks about hockey and to sports, ”she added.


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Since then, it has become a labor of love for Shaw and Temple. They signed a deal with Toronto publisher Scholastic Canada a few years ago and their books have become an important part of that country’s education system.

Book cover for Brady, Brady and Santa Search
Book cover for Brady, Brady and Santa Search Photo by Scholastic Canada /Postmedia

Teachers are always looking for something interesting and fun for their classrooms and Brady, Brady brings in several things. He’s cute, he’s smart, he always has a smile on his face, he’s a kid who loves adventures, and at the end of the day he always does whatever it takes to teach kids to learn to treat people.

Shaw used his experiences along a busy hockey course to keep Brady away from the arena. During the eight years she spent in St. Louis while Brad was with the Blues, Shaw wrote a few baseball books due to the Cardinals’ emergence from Major-League Baseball.


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When the family of five _ including daughters Taylore and Caroline _ arrived in Columbus, the home of the Ohio State Buckeyes of college football, it seemed fair to take the pen. Brady, Brady and Cranky Kicker.

This is the thing about Brady, Brady he is a child for all seasons who loves all sports.

It was three boys playing hockey across the street in Columbus who helped Shaw create the title for Brady , Brady and the search for Santa Claus . The premise is that Brady, Brady forgot to write Santa Claus in a rush before Christmas, thinks he sees him in the stands at his game and then goes hunting to find him with his teammates.

“It was supposed to come out last Christmas, but because of COVID-19 it has been postponed. I was upset because I always wanted to put out a Christmas book, but it worked better for it to come out this year, ”Shaw said.


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The good news is you can’t find Brady, Brady on a Kindle or download it to the iPad as the books are printed in hard and soft covers. It keeps kids away from electronics, even if only for a few moments.

“You go to restaurants and you see kids playing on their iPhones,” Shaw said. “The three little guys across the street, every Christmas and birthday, I gave them books. I said, ‘No, I’m not giving you any computer games or toys, you’ve had enough, here’s a book’.

The real Brady has grown up, but at 29 he enjoys the game and plays abroad in Austria this season. Hockey has allowed the University of Vermont graduate to see the world and he will continue to play as long as there is a chance.

And, yes, he’s had a lot of teammates on his travels who read the books and said, “Are you Brady, Brady? “

The great thing about Brady, Brady is that he never gets old and that’s why kids like him.

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NAPPA Awards selected children’s books that will make a great gift Tue, 30 Nov 2021 17:23:56 +0000

The color of your skin

This creative tale celebrates diversity by taking readers through a conversation between children about the wide color palette that is life. $ 16.95, 4-8 years old,

BYJU’s magic exercise books with Disney kits

This kit mixes physical and digital tools to create a learning adventure. Develop fundamental math, language, and reading skills alongside your favorite Disney characters. $ 199, 3-8 years,

BYJU's magic exercise books with Disney kits

Mindfulness Pack for Children

Develop your emotional intelligence with this interactive gift set. Includes guided mindfulness exercises, affirmations, and a whimsical book to start the day on a positive note. $ 40, ages 2 to 10,

Mindfulness Pack for Children

Discovery: rocks and precious stones

From sparkling gems to molten lava, this introduction to the world of rocks and gems is a must-read for any future geologist. Includes six stone and gemstone samples to start your collection. $ 17.99, ages 6 and up,


For you

A poetic tribute to parents and their journey through the ups and downs of life. Emphasize the gratitude of children to their loving parents. $ 16.95, 4-8 years old,


A smart girl’s guide: race and inclusion

Gain racial ease, normalize the conversation around race, challenge prejudices, and take positive action individually and collectively. $ 12.99, ages 10 and up,

Smart Girls Guide-Race-Inclusion

OwlCrate Jr

A book subscription box containing a recently published hardcover novel, letter from the author, additional activity, game, or book, and an assortment of fun freebies related to each month’s theme. $ 29.99, ages 8-12,

OwlCrate Jr

Cooper’s story

A Malamute-Great Dane puppy finds his forever home and purpose as he helps Burke get in and out of his wheelchair. $ 16.99, ages 8-12,

Cooper's story

Soul Riders: Darkness is Falling

Enter the final installment of the fantasy trilogy based on the popular online game. Follow four friends as they discover their magical powers and learn that every girl can be a hero. $ 8.99, ages 9 and up,

Soul Rider Darkness Falling

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Christmas 2021 books: Bob Mortimer, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Annie Leibovitz and more Sun, 28 Nov 2021 05:00:02 +0000 There is, like Morrissey before he became persona non grata, once sung, more in life than in books, you know. But, as he always added, not much more.

This is especially true at Christmas when a good book can save you the misery of another pair of socks under the Christmas tree. And you don’t really need that 15th Toblerone bar, do you?

So give as you want to receive and buy something that will last for your loved ones. Literally.

Here are our suggestions for books that would adorn any Christmas day, from fiction to food writing and trendy football.


The Fall of Sarah Moss

Picador, £ 13.99

Yes, it’s a containment novel. But this thin book overcomes any qualms on the subject thanks to the liveliness of the writing and the depth of the feelings that it exploits. The Fell tells the story of Alice breaking the Covid quarantine and walking on a hill and the consequences of that simple decision. A perfect remedy for Boxing Day blues.

Judas 62 by Charles Cumming

HarperCollins, £ 14.99

You don’t have to be the new John Le Carré to write a good spy novel. And Scottish-born author Charles Cumming knows how to write a good spy novel. Judas 62, his follow-up to Box 88, jumps between Soviet Russia in the 1990s and Dubai in 2020.

READ MORE: The 50 Best Books To Give This Christmas: Susan Swarbrick On Thrillers, Crime And The Coffee Table Tomes

The Haunting Season, Ghostly Tales for Long Winter Nights by various authors

Sphere, £ 12.99

This collection of eight original stories from contemporary authors offers a new twist to familiar spooky pleasures. Bookended by Bridget Collins, a chess-themed haunted house, A Study in Black and White and Elizabeth Macneal’s Monster, a delirious Neo-Victorian take on fossils, death and sexuality, this is a perfect read for a winter night. Optional spark plug.

White pages and other stories by Bernard MacLaverty

Cap Jonathan, £ 14.99


Can we just accept that Bernard MacLaverty is one of the greats now? In this latest collection of short stories, the Glasgow-based North Irish writer reminds us of his reach and power.


The Woman Head by Clare Finney & Lizzy Seabrook

Hoxton mini press, £ 28


Part cookbook and call to arms, Clare Finney’s interviews with 31 women in the UK food industry discuss the gender imbalance in the industry and the difference between being a chef and being a cook. Photographer Lizzy Seabrook adds tantalizing visuals.

A Cheesemaker’s Compendium of British and Irish Cheeses by Ned Palmer

Profile Books, £ 14.99


It is a very dangerous book. Read cheesemaker Ned Palmer’s descriptions of the 158 British cheeses there and you’ll want to buy them all. Lanarkshire’s Corra Linn (“a mellow, melt-in-the-mouth texture with hints of honeycomb and caramel”) sounds particularly good. Claire Littlejohn’s illustrations are also very tasty.


And far from Bob Mortimer

Gallery books, £ 20


Bob Mortimer further cements his status as a national treasure with this memoir full of funny lines, surreal images and an Alan Bennett-style line of regret translated into a Middlesborough childhood. He traces his rise to comic glory through a childhood marked by the death of his father. And then there’s the story of his heart surgery in 2015. You’ll like it even more at the end (if that’s even possible).

Revolving plates: music, men, motherhood and me by Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Crown, £ 16.99


Not quite what you might expect. Yes, Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s autobiography is full of joie de vivre, children and sparkling balls. But it also deals with preeclampsia, the sexism of the music business, issues of sexual consent, and the horror of controlling relationships. As a result, you encourage her all the harder when things start to go right.

READ MORE: From the archive: Sophie Ellis-Bextor speaks with The Herald Magazine


The World By Color by James Fox

Allen Lane, £ 25

Taking everything (in alphabetical order) from Aboriginal Australians to Zoroastrianism, James Bond and JMW Turner, James Fox’s tale of color and how we think about it is a vast investigation of artistic, scientific and historical history. cultural.

Ask a Historian by Greg Jenner

W&N, £ 16.99

Greg Jenner’s new book sees him answering questions posed to him by members of the public. Questions such as: “Who invented mathematics? “” Why do Greek statues have small penises? And “Did Anne Boleyn have three nipples” (she didn’t). The result is a lot of fun.

Greek myths of Charlotte Higgins

Cap Jonathan, £ 20


Starting with Athena, Charlotte Higgins puts women at the forefront in this latest account of Greek myths. A beautifully crafted book, with accompanying designs by Chris Ofili giving it an added sparkle.

The Book of Modern Classics of the Penguin by Henry Eliot

Private books, £ 30

Showcasing all titles published under the legend Penguin Modern Classics between 1961 and the present day, this entertaining big book is the perfect gift for the bibliophile in your life. Go through this and your reading list for 2022 will be well and truly sorted.


Architecture by Barnabas Calder

Pelican, £ 20

“This book is about how fossil fuels made the world a much better place for humans”, is how Barnabas Calder begins this provocative and illuminating tale of architectural history “from prehistoric times to emergency climate “. Calder is the perfect guide around some of humanity’s most significant accomplishments, but never shies away from asking tough questions.

Living by the Ocean by Phaidon Editors

Phaidon, £ 29.95


Pornographic property mostly from remote locations. To be fair, there are a few Scottish properties in Living by the Ocean (the Tinhouse on Skye and the Clifftop House in Portpatrick), but you might prefer to dream of living in an ocean house in the Maldives fit for a James villain. Jump .

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Chatsworth, Arcadia Now by John-Paul Stonard

Private books, £ 50

Say what you like about the British upper classes (and there is a lot to say), but they knew how to build a house. Chatsworth, Arcadia Now is a brick from a book devoted to the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devon in Derbyshire. A study of the house and its contents, photographer Victoria Hely-Hutchinson’s images take into account its broad perspectives and small details, often adorned with jewels, while art historian John-Paul Stonard puts everything in context


Annie Leibovitz’s Wonderland

Phaidon, £ 69.95


A collection of fashion photographs by Leibovitz, this magnificent compilation is exactly what you would expect from his work: lavish dream visions, often extravagantly staged, with a secondary order of privileged access to the wealthy, powerful and to the beautiful. Here is Katy Perry dressed in the 10s in Paris and Lady Gaga wearing nothing but a pair of high heels and Gucci glasses. Luxury pornography, maybe, but you can’t deny the glamor of it.


Captivate! Fashion photography from the 90s by Claudia Schiffer

Prestel, £ 49.99


Color, excess, fame, exclamation points. Claudia Schiffer offers her insider perspective on the fashion industry in the 1990s and the rise of modeling. Top notch eye candy.

NUNO: Visionary Japanese Textiles edited by Naomi Pollock

Thames and Hudson, £ 50


Do you remember those tactile books you bought for your children? As you scrolled through the pages of NUNO, you would sort of wish that this was the adult equivalent. Still, images are a decent substitute in this gorgeous catalog from innovative Japanese textile studio NUNO.

Vogue Paris 100 years by Sylvie Lecallier

Thames and Hudson, £ 45


Celebration of the centenary of the French edition of the fashion magazine with photographs Man Ray and Mario Testino, appearances by Catherine Deneuve and Audrey Hepburn and fashion brands like Chanel and Dior.


The Howling Sky by Charles Foster

Petit Toller, £ 15


Behind one of the year’s covers (courtesy artist Jonathan Pomroy), Charles Foster recounts his obsession with swifts. They fly and soar through the pages of this little book, nature’s gift for the eyes and the heart.

The Art of Wild Swimming: Scotland by Anna Deacon and Vicky Allan

Black and white edition, £ 14.99


Herald Magazine wild swimmer Vicky Allan joins photographer Anna Deacon in celebrating the great leap into the great outdoors. Both a directory of the best places to swim in Scotland and an evocative hymn to the pleasures they offer.

British Boutique Hotels by Gina Jackson

Hoxton mini press, £ 20


Travel blogger Gina Jackson’s recommendations for the best hotels in the country, from the Scottish Highlands to Cornwall, will get you straight to Tripadviser.


An Editor’s Burial, Journalism from The New Yorker edited by David Brendel

Pushkin Press, £ 10.99

“Inspirations for The French Dispatch by Wes Anderson,” he proclaims on the cover, but you don’t have to love that creme brulee from a movie to enjoy this collection of journalism from New Yorker magazine, featuring featured some of the leading journalists associated with the publication writing primarily about France.


The Golden Treasury of Scottish Verse edited by Kathleen Jamie, Don Paterson and Peter Mackay

Canongate, £ 30


Boasting some 500 pages (and over 1,000 years) of Scottish poetry, this compilation should keep you busy in the New Year. It starts with James Hogg and ends with Allan Ramsey and between everyone from Lord Byron to Mary, the Queen of Scots makes an appearance. A glory of one thing.

READ MORE: The 50 Best Books To Give This Christmas: Susan Swarbrick On Thrillers, Crime And The Coffee Table Tomes


The Immortals of Arrigo Sacchi

Backpage Press, £ 9.99


One for the hipster football in your life. Arrigo Sacchi’s own account of his time at the helm of the legendary Milan team in the late 1980s and of the players who played under him, including Ruud Gullit, Marco van Basten and Frank Rijkaard.

Tackling Europe’s racist colonial past must go beyond history books – Fri, 26 Nov 2021 14:40:37 +0000

Teaching colonialism is a first step in tackling structural racism in Europe, but inequalities will only be eradicated if taken into account in education as a whole, experts say.

“Colonialism, slavery and the Holocaust are rooted in our history and have profound consequences for today’s society”, reads the EU action plan against racism.

According to some, this is the first recognition at EU level of the existence of structural racism on the continent and of its roots in Europe’s colonial past.

“The action plan against racism is in fact the first European policy document in which we go to the causes, where we do not just talk about this short period in the history of Nazism”, said Ilke Adam, professor of political science at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. .

The plan, which sets out a number of measures to tackle racism at an individual and societal level, was adopted in September 2020, following the murder of George Floyd in the United States by a Minneapolis police officer.

Floyd’s death sparked a wave of protests which have spread to several European capitals, denouncing racism on the continent.

Many have also criticized their own country’s underappreciated colonial past.

In Belgium, for example, demonstrators disfigured statues of King Leopold II, who was guilty of violence, killings and other atrocities committed in Congo, then a Belgian colony, in the 19th century.

“History teaches us what should be duplicated, but also what should not be duplicated.” Juliana Wahlgren, acting director of the European Network Against Racism (ENAR), told EURACTIV.

“And I think education is the best platform to solve this problem,” she added.

School curricula in Europe often omit crucial pages in the history of the continent. For example, a 2019 UN working group report showed that the curricula of primary and secondary schools in Belgium did not “adequately reflect the history of colonization as well as the history and contributions of people of African descent”.

The report found that one in four high school graduates were unaware that the Congo was a former Belgian colony and that it was often teachers’ initiative to fight colonialism in the classroom.

Following last year’s protests, the European Parliament adopted a resolution who called on member states to incorporate a “global perspective” on colonialism and slavery into school curricula.

However, changing the curricula should not “only bring the colonial past back to the history books, but also bring more examples of authors, experts in all areas of the curriculum – being biology , be in math, “Wahlgren said.

Bringing in people who do not have a “Eurocentric approach” is also essential, she added.

Research has shown that diversity among school staff is low in Europe. A European Commission report found that teachers with an immigrant background represent only 2-4% in some Member States, while around 8% of EU residents were born outside the bloc and 10% of young people have at least one parent Born abroad.

However, the growing diversity of classes does not guarantee that structural racism is effectively combated.

“For example in Belgium, where you can still commit to revisiting some classes and bringing more diversity to our programs, and try to solve that problem, while celebrating Black Peter at the end of the year,” Wahlgren said.

She was referring to the controversial character accompanying Saint Nicholas and played by a white actor with blackface makeup and exaggerated red lips.

In addition, schools themselves can strengthen stereotypes and discrimination. For example, children of African descent are more often oriented towards vocational and technical training than towards university education.

“So we can do as much education as we want. If the structure doesn’t change either, that won’t help, ”Adam told EURACTIV.

Although the EU Action Plan against Racism shows political commitment against structural racism, denial within European society is hampering progress.

“What is difficult in the European context is that you can have the best of the law and the policies, but the level of resistance is very high, not only from the institutions, but also from the people in society “said Wahlgren.

Resistance to colonialism and slavery on the continent is also due to the reluctance of Europeans to accept that they “don’t have such a great story”, according to Adam.

Yet change is happening and it was already underway before the events of last year.

“The minorities themselves are now second generation, highly educated citizens, and are also starting to want to co-write the history of Europe,” she said.

[Edited by Benjamin Fox]

What happens next in the books Thu, 25 Nov 2021 23:50:00 +0000

that of David Goyer Foundation adapts Isaac Asimov’s classic sci-fi short stories and novels for Apple TV +, and Foundation season 2 is likely to draw inspiration from its story “The Mayors”. For decades, Asimov’s sci-fi classic was generally considered impossible to adapt. The story spans an entire millennium, there aren’t many repeating characters, and Asimov’s tales are more concept-driven than character-driven. But the success of Game Of Thrones launched a new era of long-term, big-budget sci-fi and fantasy, especially on streaming services; and therefore Asimov Foundation has become a reality for Apple TV +.


Naturally, Goyer was forced to adapt the stories from the books. “I revere the books, I think fans of the books will see that we have embraced the general ideas and themes of the books and the characters,“Goyer explained in an interview.”It’s kind of a remix. But for the show to work, it has to appeal to people who haven’t read the books, it has to appeal to people who aren’t even sci-fi fans, and I think the key is to root everything in. emotion … and take Asimov’s themes and find ways to reflect them in the characters.“Goyer has also broadened the scope of Foundation, because in the books, the whole Galactic Empire literally crumbles off the page, but it turned the emperors into characters in their own right, establishing the idea of ​​a “genetic dynasty” of emperors struggling against change .

Related: Foundation Season 1 Ending Explained: The 6 Biggest Questions Answered

Foundation season 1 adapted two of Asimov’s stories, “The Encyclopedists” – published in the May 1942 issue of Breathtaking science fiction—and a sort of extended prologue that Asimov wrote nearly a decade later, “The Psychohistorians”. But season 2 is likely to draw inspiration from another story, “The Mayors,” which tells the continuing story of the Foundation.

What happens in the news of the foundation of Isaac Asimov “Mayors”

Salvor Hardin Terminus Foundation

It is important to remember Foundation has changed the books considerably, especially with regard to Salvor Hardin. The story picks up decades after Salvor was appointed mayor of Terminus, and he’s been navigating dangerous political waters for some time, with the Foundation providing scientific gifts to neighboring galactic powers. Communications between the Outer Rim and the Galactic Empire have been cut, allowing four major worlds to rise, each drawing on the Foundation’s scientific knowledge, with Hardin carefully distributing his knowledge to maintain the balance of power. The inhabitants of this world increasingly see science as a religion – centered on the Foundation – and Salvor Hardin encourages this in order to keep the Foundation safe. The best and brightest of all the inhabitants of this world come to Terminus to learn, most of them become priests of science, and the best of them stay.

But maintaining this system is a difficult task, and the second Seldon crisis sees it challenged both internally and externally. Anacreon’s rulers hatch a plan to conquer the Foundation, angered that its power is not in their control. Meanwhile, a new political party arises on Terminus, with one arguing that the Foundation should become a full-fledged military power out of fear of the Anacreons. Salvor Hardin intelligently navigates the crisis, revealing that the faith of the masses means that he is now the one with the real power; although the Anacreons regard their king as a god, no science will work without the blessing of the Foundation, and Hardin is able to cripple an entire world. A new balance of power is established, in which the Foundation has established itself as the dominant power all around the outer rim. Once the crisis is over, a screening of Hari Seldon appears in the Vault to congratulate the Foundation and prepare its citizens for the next tasks.

What “the mayors” means for season 2 of the Foundation

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Foundation Season 1 firmly established the Anacreons as a dominant power in the galaxy, with a rocket from the Engines of the Invictus persuading the Empire that the space sector is dangerous and should be left alone. It is probable Foundation Season 2 will build on that idea, with the Anacreons, Thespins, and other races thriving unbeknownst to the Empire. There have already been hints that science has come to be regarded as magic, with Hari Seldon in particular being treated as a prophet due to his mastery of psychohistory. It was even represented visually, with Goyer describing the mathematics Seldon mastered as “the language of angels.“It is therefore quite possible that a jump in time reveals a future very similar to that seen in” The Mayors “.

Related: The Science Of The Foundation’s Psychohistory Makes No Sense

There will of course be substantial differences. Foundation‘s Salvor Hardin is nothing like the character in Asimov’s books; indeed, she is not even mayor, having left Terminus for more than a century in order to find her mother, Gaal Dornick. For his part, Gaal does not appear in Asimov’s books after “The Psychohistorians”. Goyer used a cryogenic suspension to keep it going, an idea Asimov never used. During this time, FoundationThe s continued focus on the events of the Empire means that the story will be larger than anything Asimov has written. Foundation Season 1 left the genetic dynasty in tatters when it was discovered that the Emperor’s genetic samples had been tarnished. No doubt this shocking twist will be kept a secret from the masses, but it certainly introduces new instability to the heart of the Empire.

The interesting question is whether Foundation will incorporate stories from some of Asimov’s later novels. It’s hard to say, because thematically they are totally different from “The Mayors”, which means that integrating them would be difficult even for the talented writers of Foundation. It would therefore be more judicious to Foundation Season 2 will be entirely spin off from “The Mayors”, exploring the transformation of science into religion, the collapse of the Empire, and the mysterious roles that the television versions of Salvor Hardin and Gaal Dornick will play in making or potentially destroying . Hari Seldon’s best-worked plans. “The Mayors” presents a disturbing moment in which Salvor Hardin reveals that the slightest deviation could make a massive difference by the end of the millennium, and Goyer’s versions of Salvor and Gaal are most certainly likely to bring about quite a bit of change.

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10 of our favorite math picture books for kids Wed, 24 Nov 2021 20:01:17 +0000

You don’t have to wait until kindergarten to teach kids math. Getting started can be as easy as integrating it into story time.

1. “ten little toes“(0-3 years)
By Caroline Jayne Church

“Ten tiny toes” by Caroline Jayne Church

Head, shoulders and 10 little toes. As you read, count the number of toes on the baby’s feet together.

2. “Ten little ladybugs“(Age 1-2)
Written by Melanie Gerth and illustrated by Laura Huliska-Beith

Cover of the book

“Ten Little Ladybugs” written by Melanie Gerth and illustrated by Laura Huliska-Beith

You can easily turn this counting book into a song. Repeating the scenario will have your children singing along as you count down from 10 to one.

3. “Count on Clifford“(2 years and over)
By Norman Bridwell

Norman Bridwell's book

Norman Bridwell’s “Count on Clifford”

With big numbers on the pages, kids can count from one to 10 with their favorite big red dog, Clifford, as he celebrates a birthday party.

4. “Count Me In: A parade of Mexican folk art acts in English and Spanish“(2-6 years)
Written by Cynthia Weill and illustrated with ceramics by the Aguilar sisters: Guillermina, Josefina, Irene and Concepción

"Count Me In: A parade of Mexican folk art acts in English and Spanish" (2-6 years) Written by Cynthia Weill and illustrated with ceramics by the Aguilar sisters: Guillermina, Josefina, Irene and Concepción

“Count Me In: A Parade of Mexican Folk Art Numbers in English and Spanish”, written by Cynthia Weill and illustrated with ceramics by the Aguilar sisters: Guillermina, Josefina, Irene and Concepción

Join an Oaxacan parade to practice counting English and Spanish from 1 to 10.

Composite image of close-ups of a series of crafts including lottery loom, bead loom, loom, loom and folded newspaper loom.

5. “Opuestos: Opposites of Mexican folk art in English and Spanish“(2-6 years)
Written by Cynthia Weill, with Oaxacan wood carvings by Quirino and Martín Santiago

"Opuestos: Opposites of Mexican folk art in English and Spanish" (2-6 years) Written by Cynthia Weill, with Oaxacan wood carvings by Quirino and Martín Santiago

“Opuestos: Mexican Folk Art Opposites in English and Spanish”, written by Cynthia Weill, with Oaxacan wood carvings by Quirino and Martín Santiago

Learn the English and Spanish words for common opposites (like arriba y abajo for top and bottom) using intricately carved and painted wooden animal sculptures made by talented Oaxacan artisans.

6. “Round Is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes“(3-5 years)
Written by Roseanne Greenfield Thong and illustrated by John Parra

"Round Is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes" (3-5 years) Written by Roseanne Thong and illustrated by John Parra

“Round Is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes” written by Roseanne Greenfield Thong and illustrated by John Parra

Discover the Spanish shapes and names of all kinds of items.

7. “Lia & Luís: who has more?“(3-6 years)
Written by Ana Crespo and illustrated by Giovana Medeiros

Cover of "Lia & Luis: who has more?" by Ana Crespo.  It features illustrations of two small children eating snacks.

“Lia & Luis: who has more?” written by Ana Crespo and illustrated by Giovana Medeiros.

Learn how a little girl named Lia uses smart math tools to show her brother how much they both really have using measure and comparison.

Photo of a mother and her adorable baby boy doing laundry at home

8. “Not a bean“(3-7 years)
Written by Claudia Guadalupe Martínez and illustrated by Laura González

    Book cover by "Not a bean" written by Claudia Guadalupe Martínez and illustrated by Laura González with an illustration of a boy kneeling on the ground as he points to a Mexican jumping bean.

“Not a Bean” written by Claudia Guadalupe Martínez and illustrated by Laura González

Take a trip to the desert to see how a Mexican Hopping Bean moves throughout the day and help kids review the count from 1 to 10.

9. “Too many Tamales“”Qué montón de tamales!“(4-8 years)

"Too many Tamales" (4-8 years old) Written by Gary Soto and illustrated by Ed Martinez.  Translated by F. Isabel Campoy and Alma Flor Ada

“Too Many Tamales”, written by Gary Soto and illustrated by Ed Martinez. Translated by F. Isabel Campoy and Alma Flor Ada

After a tamal-making session with her mother goes awry, María tries to solve a masa-shrouded mystery. This book is available in English and Spanish.

ten. “How big is a million?“(5-6 years)
Written by Anna Milbourne and illustrated by Serena Riglietti

Book cover

How Big is a Million? ” written by Anna Milbourne and illustrated by Serena Riglietti

Pipkin goes in search of the size of a million. During his trip, he meets a new friend and counts more and more.

Wayne, NJ, school board receives complaints about gender identification books Tue, 23 Nov 2021 23:12:44 +0000

WAYNE – A single copy of a best-selling graphic novel, repeatedly called “porn” by some angry township parents, has dominated a considerable portion of recent education board meetings.

Thusday, “Homosexual gender“was re-listed several times, along with six other book titles that were the subject of an official complaint from three parents that evening.

All selections were considered LGBTQ in their subject matter, as they focus on gender identity issues.

According to school officials, “Gender Queer” topped the list of official book complaints filed.

Despite months of continuous referral at public meetings, there had been only three complaints filed on Thursday.

The only copy of the district book, written by a non-binary author, is available at Wayne Hills High School.

Superintendent Mark Toback said the books would remain in place, pending a formal assessment of each complaint by a committee.

(Gender Queer, Maia Kobabe via Amazon)

“The book is pornographic and inappropriate on the shelves of our school library”,

“Books on library shelves are not taught in classrooms. They are in a place where they can be searched for by those in need, ”said parent and Wayne alumnus Jacob Van Lunen during the public comment portion.

“When some children in a community think that an attack on a book is an attack on who they are as a person, I think we should listen to them. “

“Everyone here wants the best for children,” he added.

“The book is pornographic and inappropriate on the shelves of our school library,” another township parent, Shayna Kiguelman, said of the graphic novel’s memoir. “I would feel the same if the book were pictures of heterosexual sex.”

“‘Gender Queer’, if you’ve done your research, is not of porn quality so please stop calling it porn. It is not porn. It has been taken to court.” Education Council member Stacey Scher said in her response after the evening’s public comments.

“It’s not my decision – it’s not my decision, it’s the US courts that say it’s not pornography,” Scher briefly interrupted by a screaming woman.

She added the book (which is a bestseller on Amazon) also remained available at the Wayne Public Library.

Another township resident, Brittany Coral, brought a selection of photocopied pages from the graphic novel to hand out.

She brought the documents to the podium with her, where she said the township teachers ‘union was attacking residents’ personal beliefs.

In June, at a previous board meeting, Coral said that “the classroom has turned into a propaganda playground,” as reported previously by

Books under surveillance

Other headlines aimed at young readers covered by the three complaints received last week were: “my princess boy, “” Sparkling boy, “”When Kayla was Kyle,“”From stars in the sky to fish in the sea,” and “Introducing Teddy: A Sweet Story of Gender and Friendship. “

Who are you ? : A child’s guide to gender identity“was another title challenged by a parent, along with” Gender Queer, “Toback confirmed at the meeting.

“LGBTQAI is not a theory, folks, it is a reality. So don’t get up here and call it a theory, ”Scher said at the same meeting on Thursday.

The author of “Gender Queer”, Maia Kobabe, uses the pronouns “ey / em / eirs”. These are considered neoprouns, the decorations have developed from the 20th century (or sometimes from the 19th century) to the present day.

“LGBTQAI is not a theory, folks, it is a reality. So don’t come up here and call it a theory.

The book has been banned in at least one school district in Florida and has also been challenged in schools in Ohio, Texas and Washington DC, according to Kobabe in an October opinion piece for the Washington Post.

An Illinois school board that recently heard of challenges to the book saw its reunion attend members of a local Proud Boys chapter, such as reported by the Chicago Sun-Times.

Kobabe said when asked at what age to read the book is recommended: “I would usually answer in high school and above, but the truth is that the readers I mainly wrote it for were my own parents and my extended family. When I first came out as a non-binary, I kept getting responses like, “We love you, we support you, but we have no idea what you are doing. speak. “

Transgender refers to people who do not fully identify with the sex assigned to them at birth. The term is not indicative of sexual orientation, such as gay or straight or bisexual.

Not all non-binary people identify as trans and not all trans people identify as non-binary, according to Educational resources for trans students.

“I haven’t heard any concerns about the data just reported – 30% of eighth graders are proficient.”

Unfinished, interrupted learning

During the same Meet Wayne’s deputy superintendent of schools, Donna Reichman, on Thursday outlined the district’s ongoing plans for “unfinished learning” as the COVID-19 pandemic caused an “unprecedented disruption” in education from March 2020.

“Mathematics results, nationwide, estimated that students are lagging behind… and subject mastery is only estimated at 50%,” Reichman said. “It was an unfortunate result of the pandemic, with students not having this direct instruction and not learning at home. “

She said the district was “very confident” in the plans it has put in place to deal with the learning loss.

“I haven’t heard any concerns about the data just reported – 30% of eighth graders are proficient – that’s it,” said Stana Vasilic, a native of Wayne Township now living in Woodland Park, at the public meeting on Thursday.

“Everyone wants to be heard, no one is listening.

Vasilic said she attended the session after hearing a lot about the recent heated board meetings, largely dominated by the issue of enrichment papers that highlight topics related to gender identity.

Public school board meetings across the country have recently been inundated with polarizing issues over curriculum issues, as districts grapple with nearly two years of lost learning amid the public health crisis.

“It’s got pretty hot here as always,” Education Council member Michael Bubba said Thursday. “Everyone wants to be heard, no one is listening.

The entire Wayne Township Board of Education Thursday meeting was posted on the district’s Youtube channel.

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Importance of NCERT Class 6 Math Books AFN News Sat, 20 Nov 2021 09:51:46 +0000
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Each class studying at the CBSE border receives the books from NCERT. The Math NCERT Book is the official course book for students studying on the CBSE Board of Directors. The NCERT book is written by CBSE professionals with proper care and a detailed understanding of the topic. NCERT books are designed to make it easier for students to understand and understand the concepts. NCERT books have always proven to be a great help in helping students develop their fundamentals.

Structured theory: The NCERT books have very elaborate and structured theories. It is of great benefit to the students to know how the theory is structured, as the flow of information makes it easier for the students to understand the topics. The pictorial representations that I have given in the NCERT books are of great help for the students as they facilitate the understanding of the theory which is given by words. The NCERT book is perfectly balanced between written theory and pictorial representation. This is important because if there were too many pictorial representations students would not derive the theory from it or if there was too much written theory they might not be able to understand it without an appropriate pictorial representation.

Easier questions: The questions in the NCERT books are straightforward and only require the formula to be applied to resolve those questions. This helps the students to apply the theory they have learned without any problem. It develops knowledge on how to apply the theory they have learned in practical problems. If they had had difficult questions from the beginning of the chapter, then they might not have been able to resolve those questions and their understanding of the topic would have been hampered. At the start, these simple questions asked at the end of the CRT help students develop confidence in solving math problems. The easy question helps them to effectively apply theory to problems, once they have mastered the application of the theory they can then move on to the miscellaneous or some of the more difficult questions that are present in the last part of the question. chapter. .

Confidence building: Take the example of a student who has just learned a theory and is asked a question that is difficult to answer immediately. Obviously the student will not be able to solve it and this would demotivate him to solve other questions. NCERT prevents just that with the easiest questions, at first NCERT piques the interest of the students and gives them confidence that they can even solve the math problems that are there in the book. The difficult questions in the last part of the chapter give them an introduction to how questions can be twisted and how they developed a better understanding of the topic to resolve these questions, also an important part of the NCERT book is that there is a section called miscellaneous at the end which includes some very difficult questions. Blends are often labeled as optional not because the questions aren’t important. This is because in the event that a student is not able to solve various questions, his confidence does not weaken and it stays. It helps keep the student interested in math.

Deep understanding: Structured theory and pictures help students understand the concepts from the book and develop a deep understanding of why the concepts are relevant and what exactly the concepts want to convey. The problems solved after each of the concepts and the theory explained in the book show how the concept can be applied to problems. The questions answered are of great help to the students. The collective combination of detailed theory, graphical representation of their theory, and problem solving helps students deepen their understanding of the subject. Because of this characteristic of NCERT books, many students, even preparing for competitions, often return to reference books to understand the concepts and strengthen their foundation.

Structured flow of topics: Take a good look at the NCERT book index and the curriculum is properly structured and the order in which the topics are taught is very systematic. to learn any subject, a student must have completed the prerequisites necessary to understand the subject. The NCERT book makes this learning process very smooth because the book first covers the prerequisites for learning the next topic before moving on to this one. This helps the students to maintain a flow of learning and does not cause abrupt change in the subjects as they relate to each other. In the absence of such a flow, students can get confused and even find the material very difficult to understand as math is often seen as a subject that is not for everyone. In this case, an unstructured book can make matters worse, and as a result students may not want to learn math at all.

A subject difficult to understand and even difficult to practice. NCERT books provide students with a better understanding of the subject and a deeper understanding of it. The large number of questions contained in the NCERT book gives students the opportunity to solve many questions and master the subject. The NCERT Math Book is very important for students because it will help them develop confidence in math and encourage them to study this subject and even enjoy it. The NCERT book certainly makes a difficult and complex subject very enjoyable and makes the learning process efficient. The NCERT Math Book is a boon for students who are starting to learn math. Even students who are not studying on the CBSE Board of Directors should refer to the Class 6 Mathematics NCERT Books. This will help them acquire math skills by erasing their basic knowledge on this subject.

The 7 best books for those who want to know more about Spain Thu, 18 Nov 2021 15:58:22 +0000
The 7 best books on Spain

ATTRACTING around 83.7 million tourists a year, Spain is one of the most visited countries in the world, famous for its sunshine, food and culture and inspiring many books.

And while many who have traveled to Spain know about its history and traditions, what are the best books for those who want to learn more about this beautiful country?

Euro Weekly News has compiled a list of the top seven books on Spain, covering everything from culture to history for those who want to find out more.

1. The ornament of the world: how Muslims, Jews and Christians created a culture of tolerance in medieval Spain

For those who want to learn more about Spain’s blend of cultures and religions over the years, The ornament of the world by Maria Rosa Menocal offers a look at how several religions have lived side by side in Spain for hundreds of years.

The result of this cultural mixture gave Europe the first translations of Plato and Aristotle, songs of love and poetry, architecture and technology.

2. Spain by Jan Morris

A classic for good reason, Jan Morris´s Spain has attracted readers since its first publication in 1964.

In this book, the travel writer explores the culture, history and people of Spain, delving into its background.

3. The history of the Moors in Spain: a history of the Moorish empire in Europe; their conquest, book of laws and code of rites

Written by historian Stanley Lane-Poole, The history of the Moors in Spain is one of the books explores how the Moors came to and conquered Spain, staying for around 800 years.

Their influence brought commerce, laws, beautiful new architecture, astronomy and mathematics to Spain and can still be seen in many mosques and buildings around the country.

4. The only way is the west: a once in a lifetime walking adventure 500 miles on the Camino de Santiago in Spain

The Camino de Santiago is one of Spain’s most famous attractions, with around 300,000 people making the pilgrimage per year.

In The only way is the west, writer Bradley Chermside shares his experience of walking the path while searching for love, bringing his take on the world famous attraction.

5. Fodor’s Essentials in Spain

For those planning their trips to Spain a good travel guide is essential and Fodor´s Most of Spain has everything you need for a trip across the country, from museum recommendations to the best hotels.

Covering the whole country, Essential Spain also offers guides to the most famous cities in the country.

6. The house that Jack bought

For anyone considering buying a house in Spain, The house that Jack built by Jack Waldie is essential reading, focusing on the ups and downs of the UK move.

The book follows the Scotsman’s move to rural Spain where he works to befriend local residents.

7. The Basques: Captivating guide to the history of the Basque Country, from prehistory to Roman domination and from the Middle Ages to the present day

Spain has many interesting cities and regions, and the Basque Country is perhaps one of its richest regions for its unique history.

In fact, a genetic study conducted by the University of Uppsala in Sweden in 2015 found that the Basques established themselves as an ethnic group during the Neolithic era, between 12,000 and 4,500 years ago.

the basques looks at this region with a prehistorically distinct genetic heritage from that of their Spanish or French neighbors.

In conclusion

As one of the most interesting countries in the world, Spain has attracted many writers keen to describe its history, culture and landscapes. The Euro Weekly News list can help you find the right books to learn more about Spain, whether it’s the Moors, trips through Spain or its culture.

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Thank you for taking the time to read this article, be sure to come back to the Euro Weekly News website for all your up-to-date local and international news and remember, you can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

These 5 Great Easy-To-Read Money Books Will Change The Way You Think About Investing Wed, 17 Nov 2021 16:12:00 +0000 Maybe you automatically funnel payroll deductions into your 401 (k) account. Either you tried crypto or, God forbid, bought a stock or two even on Robinhood.

But tweets, articles from Google searches, and Instagram screenshots of stock charts aren’t enough to make you a good investor; We must go further. And going further means reading books.

There are many great books on investing, much less on personal finance. But not all of them are suitable for the novice investor.

I’ve picked out four that every new investor should read on investing and a must-read on personal finance. They’re all easy to read, too.

“The Little Book of Common Sense Investing” by John Bogle

Most of the media and Wall Street call Warren Buffett the most influential investor of the last century. But as Buffett’s star and performance fade, the legacy of John Bogle, index fund pioneer and founder of Vanguard (which now manages more than $ 7 trillion), overtakes his. Even Buffett admitted that Bogle’s creation was beyond his own: he recommends investing in index funds and asks his heirs to invest 90% of their money in them as well.

This compact volume Bogle’s decades of investment wisdom distills into just over 200 pages. This sounds the main notes of the philosophy of this investment giant: picking winning stocks or actively managed mutual funds is folly; Instead, buy the most diversified index funds, keep costs to a minimum, and let the double miracle of regular investing and capitalization do the rest.

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“Winning the Loser’s Game” by Charles D. Ellis

The eighth edition of this investment classic, originally published in 1985, arrived earlier this year, and its author sat down for a question-and-answer session with MarketWatch. Ellis was a follower of Bogle (he served on the board of Vanguard and co-chaired the Yale investment committee with the late David Swensen) and he presents the case for low cost index funds from an angle. different: not only can individuals not win the loser’s game of beating the market; even professionals cannot.

So-called mediocre index funds beat 75% of all funds. And investors ultimately become winners by not losing.

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‘Extraordinary Popular Delusions’ and the Madness of Crowds’ by Charles Mackay and’ Manias, Panics and Crashes’ by Charles P. Kindleberger

These two investment classics together tell some of the greatest fads in modern market history, from Tulipmania to the South Sea Bubble (which nearly ruined one of the great minds in human history). , Sir Isaac Newton) to the stock market crash of 1929 and beyond.

Mackay’s Account is historic while Kindleberger, a former professor at MIT, is more analytical, although the book is quite readable. Kindleberger explains how crises develop, as lending slackens and speculation soars, and the anecdotes in both books should provide sufficient warning about the current excesses in everything.

But since many investors don’t have the imagination to connect the dots, I suspect they won’t. “Popular delusions start so early, spread so widely, and have lasted so long,” Mackay wrote, “that… fifty volumes would barely suffice to detail their history. “

These two, however, will do more than get the job done.

Morgan Housel’s “The Psychology of Money”

When I was looking for good personal finance books, however, I felt like Diogenes was wandering the streets of Athens with a candle trying to find an honest man. (Spoiler alert: he’s still looking.)

What is there is often promotional and poorly written. Whether it’s “getting out of debt” as in “Total money makeover“Or drive used Buicks and keep pinching pennies no matter how rich you get, as in”The millionaire next door,”These Books Push One Big Idea That Will Solve Your Financial Problems. They are like articles in old Money or SmartMoney print magazines bloated into complete books.

Writers like Terry Savage and Liz Pulliam Weston, whom I know and respect, as well as Jane Bryant Quinn have written great books on personal finance. These women were the pioneers of personal finance journalism and you can’t go wrong with everything they’ve written.

But for this book to read, I would recommend “The psychology of moneyBy Morgan Housel. Instead of a chore, this book was a pleasure to read. Housel, a former columnist for The Motley Fool, throws a lot of conventional wisdom out the window and says how you think about money is just as important as what you do with it.

He also says that stupid luck is a big factor in people’s success, that the most important market events are always unpredictable, and the goal of financial planning should be survival. “The ability to stay a long time, without annihilating or being forced to give up, is what makes the biggest difference,” he writes.

Starting early is essential, says Housel, and if you’re a new investor, these books are a great place to start.

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