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Curriculum-Based Measurement

Mark R. Shinn, ed.

From the Acknowledgments page:  “This book contains chapters that represent additions to knowledge and practice regarding the use of Curriculum-Based Measurement in a Problem-Solving Model.”

The Guilford Press, 1998  
6” x 9” hard cover, 315 pages
ISBN 1-57230-257-7

Old Books, New and Pre-Owned

From time to time, Oxton House acquires old books with educational value that may not be easily available elsewhere.  We are pleased to offer them for sale through this site.  Each one is pictured and described below.  The descriptions try to convey an accurate idea of the book’s condition, as well as of its contents.  

The Sea-Beach at Ebb-Tide

by Augusta Foote Arnold

Adapted from the back cover:  
This classic handbook, respected for over 50 years for its unusually broad coverage and wealth of illustration, is intended for the interested amateur with little or no background in marine biology.  It will enable you to find and identify hundreds of the most conspicuous and important vegetal and lower animal species that crowd the shorelines of the coasts of North America.

Dover Publications, 1968
(first published by The Century Company in 1901)
5.3” x 8.5” paperback, 502 pages


This pre-owned book is in very good condition for its age.  It is from Dr. Fischer’s personal collection; her name is written in ink inside the front cover.  The binding is tight and the pages are unmarked.  The spine is a bit faded from light exposure, and the page tops show a little dust shading from years of shelf storage.

$9.95 and free shipping  (cont. U.S.)


The Mathematics of the Elementary Grades
William P. Berlinghoff & Robert M. Washburn
Ardsley House Publishers, 1990

     Written as a college text for preparing future elementary teachers, this book is a valuable resource for an in-depth understanding of all major topics of elementary school math.  Its approach reflects the spirit of the NCTM Standards and the Standards for Mathematical Practice of the Common Core.  Many examples from actual elementary school books show how concepts are typically reflected at various grade levels.

Contents

  1. Problem Solving
  2. Basic Logic
  3. Sets, Relations, and Functions
  4. The Whole Numbers
  5. Writing Whole Numbers
  6. Algorithms for the Whole Numbers
  7. Number Theory
  8. The Integers
  9. The Rational Numbers
10. Computing & Estimating with
      Rational Numbers
11. Basic Concepts of Geometry
12. Measurement, Congruence, & Parallelism
13. The Real and Complex Numbers
14. Probability and Statistics

602 pages, 7.5” x 9”, hardbound
Before going out of print in 2008, this book sold for $59.95.  We have a few new copies available for
$18.95 and free shipping  (cont. U.S.).

Mathematics, the Art of Reason
William P. Berlinghoff
D. C. Heath & Co., 1968

This book was one of the very first college liberal-arts math texts. Designed as a “first and last” course for non-science majors, this compact book provides an in-depth look at mathematics as a major field of human endeavor that is at least as much an art as it is a science.  It balances readable overviews with careful details, illustrating both the beauty and the rigor of mathematical thought.


Contents

    I. On the Nature of Mathematics
   II. The Foundations of Mathematics
  III. Sets, Relations and Functions
  IV. Algebraic Structures
   V. Quantity
  VI. Form
 VII. Quantity and Form―An Alliance
VIII. The Mathematics of Uncertainty
  IX. Kinds of Infinity
Appendix: A Very Brief History
                      of Mathematics

260 pages, 6” x 9”, cloth bound, with dust jacket and  Instructor’s Guide booklet.  These are new copies, available while they last for $8.95 and free shipping  (cont. U.S.).


Curriculum-Based Measurement:
Assessing Special Children
edited by Mark R. Shinn

From the back cover:

“[This book] is a concise and convenient guide to curriculum-based measurement that demonstrates why it is a valuable assessment tool and how it can be effectively utilized by school professionals.”

The Guilford Press, 1989.  6” x 9” soft cover, 256 pages

This pre-owned copy is in excellent condition.  The pages are clean and unmarked, and the binding is tight.  The cover shows some minor signs of shelf wear, but it is also clean and unmarked.

  $8.95 and free shipping  (cont. U.S.)

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The Academic Achievement Challenge
by Jeanne S. Chall

From the flyleaf:

“From the late Jeanne S. Chall, a leading figure in American education, the book reviews and evaluates the many educational reforms and innovations that have been proposed and employed over the past century.  Systematically analyzing a vast body of qualitative and quantitative research, Dr. Chall compares achievement rates that result from traditional, teacher-centered approaches with those resulting from progressive, student-centered methods.”

This pre-owned book is from Dr. Fischer’s personal collection.  It is in excellent condition.  There is some sidelining in pencil. The pages are clean and the binding is firm.

The Guilford Press, 2000, first printing
6” x 9” hard cover, 222 pages

$9.95 and free shipping (cont. U.S.)

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Developmental Variation and Learning Disorders

by Melvin D. Levine, M.D.

From the Preface:
“I have written [this book] to help those who are helping school children who are not succeeding.  This book strives to meet that goal by drawing together a vast and decidedly fragmented body of theoretical and scientific knowledge against a backdrop of clinical realism.”

Educators Publishing Service, 1987
7” x 10” hard cover, 640 pages


This pre-owned book is from Dr. Fischer’s personal collection.  It is in excellent condition.  The pages are clean and unmarked, and the binding is firm.

$12.95 and free shipping (cont. U.S.)

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Understanding by Design

by Grant Wiggins & Jay McTigue

From the Foreword:
“Wiggins and McTigue offer us a framework for teacher planning quite different from the one we know all too well…. They propose six facets of understanding and show what each facet suggests about assessment.  Finally, they consider the implications for organization of the curriculum and for instruction.”

ASCD and Prentice-Hall, 1998
8” x 10” soft cover, 209 pages


This pre-owned book is in very good condition.  Its cover shows only minor signs of handling and shelf wear.  The binding is tight, and the pages are clean and unmarked.  

$8.95 and free shipping  (cont. U.S.)


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This pre-owned book is in excellent condition. . The pages are clean and unmarked, and the binding is firm.  The spine is slightly skewed from being tilted during shelf storage.

 $8.95 and free shipping  (cont. U.S.)

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Preventing and Remediating Reading Difficulties
edited by Barbara R. Foorman, Ph.D.

From the Introduction: “The chapters in this book resulted from a symposium sponsored by The Dyslexia Institute [in 2002]….  The theme of the symposium was ‘Ingredients of effective preventions and interventions for children at-risk of reading difficulties or with identified reading disabilities.  Researchers in neuroscience, psychology, educational psychology and special education… presented empirical evidence of the components of effective interventions.”

York Press 2003, 6” x 9” soft cover, 496 pages


This book is from Dr. Fischer’s personal library; her name and address are written in ink inside the front cover.  Its appearance suffers from light cross-outs of her name on the top and side page edges, as shown .  The pages are otherwise unmarked and the binding is firm.  

$11.95 and free shipping  (cont. U.S.)


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