A Pair of Socks

A Pair of Socks

Does a polka-dotted sock match a striped sock? Young children will learn about matching, an important early math skill, as a lonely striped sock searches the house for its mate. They will may even be inspired to practice this skill in their own sock drawers! Best Children's Science Books 1997 (Science Books and Films)

A New Pair of Socks

A New Pair of Socks

The loss of a child truly is one of the most tragic challenges anyone can encounter in life. If that child chose to take his or her life the emotional turmoil for those left behind can be catastrophic. For those who have experienced the loss as a parent, family member, or friend, this book provides help insight & hope on an unprecedented level. After losing her son to suicide Marianne Weaver chose to dedicate the remainder of her life to help others cope with being directly or indirectly exposed to such a horrific loss. Giving a warm emotional blanket of understanding & a new perspective on how to "take in" all that surrounds you (even if you have never lost a child) the ending delivers such a powerful message that it will change some lives forever. With millions affected it can help each of them, knowing that the healing process progresses differently for everyone. It serves as a catalyst to help others get emotionally back on their feet on either side of the coin with a surprisingly optimistic outlook.

Super Socks

Knit a Pair of Socks with "Winwick Mum"

Super Socks

From choosing yarn and needles to turning heels and making seam-free toes, the illustrated step-by-step instructions in this award-winning* book will help you to will guide you through every part of creating your own beautiful pair of hand-knitted socks. *British Knitting Awards 2016, Favourite Book category

Bamboo Shoots After the Rain

Contemporary Stories by Women Writers of Taiwan

Bamboo Shoots After the Rain

This remarkable anthology introduces the short fiction of fourteen writers, major figures in the literary movements of three generations, who represent a range of class, ethnic, age, and political perspectives.It is filled with "unexpected gems", writes Scarlet Cheng in Belles Lettres, including Lin Hai-yin's story of a woman suffering under a feudal system that dominated Old China; Chiang Hsiao-yun's optimistic solutions to problems of the elderly in the rapidly changing Taiwan of the 1980; and in between, a dozen richly diverse stories of aristocrats, comrades, wices, concubines, children, mothers, sexuality, rape, female initiation, and the tensions between traditional and modern life. "This is not western feminism with an Asian accent", says Bloomsbury Review, "but a description of one culture's reality... The woman protagonists survive both despite and because of their existence in a changing Taiwan." This book includes biographical headnotes, an introduction that addresses the literary movements represented, and an extensive bibliography.

How Many Socks Make a Pair?

Surprisingly Interesting Maths

How Many Socks Make a Pair?

DIV How many socks make a pair? The answer is not always two. And behind this question lies a world of maths that can be surprising, amusing and even beautiful. Using playing cards, a newspaper, the back of an envelope, a Sudoku, some pennies and of course a pair of socks, Rob Eastaway shows how maths can demonstrate its secret beauties in even the most mundane of everyday objects. If you already like maths youÕll discover plenty of new surprises. And if youÕve never picked up a maths book in your life, this one will change your view of the subject forever. /div

The Probability Lifesaver

All the Tools You Need to Understand Chance

The Probability Lifesaver

The essential lifesaver for students who want to master probability For students learning probability, its numerous applications, techniques, and methods can seem intimidating and overwhelming. That's where The Probability Lifesaver steps in. Designed to serve as a complete stand-alone introduction to the subject or as a supplement for a course, this accessible and user-friendly study guide helps students comfortably navigate probability's terrain and achieve positive results. The Probability Lifesaver is based on a successful course that Steven Miller has taught at Brown University, Mount Holyoke College, and Williams College. With a relaxed and informal style, Miller presents the math with thorough reviews of prerequisite materials, worked-out problems of varying difficulty, and proofs. He explores a topic first to build intuition, and only after that does he dive into technical details. Coverage of topics is comprehensive, and materials are repeated for reinforcement—both in the guide and on the book's website. An appendix goes over proof techniques, and video lectures of the course are available online. Students using this book should have some familiarity with algebra and precalculus. The Probability Lifesaver not only enables students to survive probability but also to achieve mastery of the subject for use in future courses. A helpful introduction to probability or a perfect supplement for a course Numerous worked-out examples Lectures based on the chapters are available free online Intuition of problems emphasized first, then technical proofs given Appendixes review proof techniques Relaxed, conversational approach

The Knitter's Book of Socks

The Yarn Lover's Ultimate Guide to Creating Socks That Fit Well, Feel Great, and Last a Lifetime

The Knitter's Book of Socks

A sock is a work of wonder. No other knitted garment has as many structural demands or endures as much wear and tear. The humble sock must defy gravity, suffer the confines of our shoes, and endure being trampled on all day long. All too often, the root cause of a sock's triumph or failure is the yarn itself. In The Knitter’s Book of Socks, Clara Parkes shows you how to knit socks from yarn up, following the sock yarn life cycle from its foundations to its final moments on a proud foot. By understanding a sock's basic needs—elasticity, strength, and moisture management—you’ll learn how to play with these tools like building blocks, confidently combining fiber, twist, ply, pattern, and clever stitch tricks to construct your perfect pair of socks. To help put these principles into practice, The Knitter’s Book of Socks also offers 20 fresh, original patterns from today’s sock-design luminaries, including Cookie A, Cat Bordhi, Ann Budd, Nancy Bush, Anne Hanson, and Melissa Morgan-Oakes. The socks presented here run the gamut from simple knit-and-purl combinations suitable for beginners to innovative designs with lush colorwork, swirling cables, and delicate lace. Understanding the elements of yarn is the first step on every successful sock knitting journey. With this book as your guide, you’ll learn how to make any sock yarn shine and love every pair of socks you knit. From the Hardcover edition.

Mathematics, the Common Core, and RTI

An Integrated Approach to Teaching in Today's Classrooms

Mathematics, the Common Core, and RTI

Don’t let the revolution in math education pass your teachers by! Individually, the Common Core and RTI are formidable enough. Together, they create a “perfect storm” of challenges, with most teachers left wondering where to turn first. Finally, here’s a resource that distills the central elements of the Common Core and RTI into a single, manageable instructional strategy for serving all students. It provides: • Real-world scenarios • Classroom-ready work samples • Content-area applications • Recommended online resources • Guidance on special-needs students, behavioral issues, ELLs, and parent involvement

Activities for Number 2

Mrs. E's Extraordinary Number Activities

Activities for Number 2

Combine math and literacy instruction with these literature-based number activities. Perfect for beginning learners in PreK, K and Grade 1, and includes a literature connection, guided practice and student activity: Read Aloud, Talk About and Kids Create. Developmentally appropriate content combines with practical, manageable lessons for learning success you can count on! An ideal companion to Mrs. E's Extraordinary Alphabet Activities.