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Interested in these or other books on this topic? Try doing a search with the terms  “mathematics” and “teaching.”

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Visible learning for mathematics, grades K-12 : what works best to optimize student learning / John Hattie, Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey, with Linda M. Gojak, Sara Delano Moore, and William Mellman, foreword by Diane J. Briars.

Call Number:QA16 .H38 2017 

Yes, but why? : teaching for understanding in mathematics / Ed Southall.

Call Number:QA11.2 .S687 2017 

Math for real life : teaching practical uses for algebra, geometry and trigonometry / Jim Libby.

Call Number:QA135.6 .L54 2017 

Daily routines to jump-start math class. Middle school : engage students, improve number sense, and practice reasoning / John J. SanGiovanni, Eric Milou.

Call Number:QA135.6 .S2575 2019 

Teaching mathematics using popular culture : strategies for common core instruction from film and television / Elana Reiser.

Call Number:QA11 .R426 2015 

We reason & we prove for ALL mathematics : building students’ critical thinking, Grades 6-12 / Fran Arbaugh [and four others].

Call Number:QA11.2 .A73 2019 

Challenging mathematical tasks : unlocking the potential of all students / Peter Sullivan.

Call Number:QA135.6 .S65 2018 


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Congress 2019 is a meeting of meetings comprised of 73 different scholarly associations holding their own annual conferences, making it the largest academic gathering in Canada.

The latest collection spotlight is up!  Visit UBC Education Library’s Body Talk display featuring children’s books with a human anatomy or physiology theme.

Connections to the BC Curriculum:

An understanding of the human body is essential in its relation to the Personal Awareness & Responsibility Core Competency which states:

“Personal awareness and responsibility include the skills, strategies, and dispositions that help students to stay healthy and active, set goals, monitor progress, regulate emotions, respect their own rights and the rights of others, manage stress, and persevere in difficult situations. Students who demonstrate personal awareness and responsibility demonstrate self-respect and express a sense of personal well-being.

Knowledge of the human body is tied to both physical and health literacy and, according to the BC Physical and Health Education Rationale, “Bringing together components of both physical and health education complements First Peoples perspectives and worldviews that recognize the importance of balancing all components of well-being to maintain a healthy and safe way of life.”


Big Ideas

“Knowing about our bodies and making healthy choices helps us look after ourselves” (Physical and Health Education, Kindergarten-Gr. 1)

“Healthy choices influence our physical, emotional, and mental well-being.” (Physical and Health Education)

“Understanding ourselves and the various aspects of health helps us develop a balanced lifestyle.” (Physical and Health Education, Gr. 4-5)


To find more library resources that explore anatomy and the human body, try the following search terms in the Library catalogue:

“human body”

“human anatomy”

physiology OR “human physiology”

For teaching resources, add search term “study and teaching”

For non-fiction for children and young adults, add the search term “juvenile literature”

For fiction for children and young adults, add the search term “juvenile fiction”

UBC Education Library will be closing at 5 pm on Thursday, April 18.  Please also note our Holiday Hours for April.











Join the UBC Seed Lending Library for a fun, family-friendly Earth Day celebration!

Highlights include:

* Storytime presentation for children

* Free seeds & Seed Lending Library membership (seed donations are also appreciated!)

* Gardening expert on-site & seed saving help

* Button making and upcycled cards activity

* Seed planting activity and giveaway

This is a free event and open to everyone!
Learn about the Seed Lending Library at UBC’s Education and Woodward library branches.

















Off-campus and need help from a librarian?  Use the Ask Us! button located on the navigation bar of most UBC Library webpages to phone, chat or email with a librarian.  Handy for distance users!

A selection of makerspace kits are available to be booked in advance so that students may plan to use them during their practicum visits. Students may reserve Ozobots and Microbits by following the instructions below. Note that there are 2 identical microbit kits for loan. Reservations are available between January and the end of June 2019.

Our new “Poetry for All” Collection Spotlight is up.  Stop by and sign out a book of poetry!

Included in the Spotlight is a section on the works of Dr. Carl Leggo.  Dr. Leggo was a poet and professor in the Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of British Columbia.  He recently passed away in March.  A selection of his books, and books that his works have appeared in, have been included in the Collection Spotlight.

Did you know April is National Poetry Month?

Connecting poetry to the BC curriculum:

“Through their study of language and texts, students have opportunities to develop a lifelong love of reading, writing, and learning and an appreciation for the power, beauty, joy, and artistry of language and texts” (from ELA curriculum rationale)

“Students are expected to…appreciate the power, beauty, and artistry of language and texts and their impact on personal, social, and cultural life” (from ELA curriculum rationale)

Big Ideas:
“Language and story can be a source of creativity and joy.”
“Playing with language helps us discover how language works.”

Students are expected to know:

  • Different forms of stories and texts, including poems
  • Literary and poetic devices
  • How to think critically, creatively, and reflectively about a range of texts, including poems

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