Wikijunior:New Book of the Quarter/2007-2nd Quarter Vote

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Voting for the Wikijunior New Book of the Quarter is open from now until April 1st, 2007 00:01 UTC. The winning New Book of the Quarter will become the next Wikijunior project and will influence the future direction of Wikijunior.

Voting Rules[edit]

Nomination

  • Wikijunior projects will be at first proposed on New Title Suggestions to organize the proposal.
  • Anyone can make a proposal and add a nomination.
  • Once the project has been described to the satisfaction of the nominators, it can be added as an option to the voting page.

Voting

  • Only registered Wikibooks users, who are logged in and have a minimum of 20 edits, are eligible to vote. (checked by contribution history)
  • A voter can vote in support of as many nominated titles as he or she likes by editing the appropriate sections and inserting on a new line # ~~~~.
    This adds a new numbered list item with your username and the time your vote was casted.
  • Lengthy comments and discussions should take place on the New Title Suggestions page. A short comment giving a simple reason for voting is acceptable.

Evaluation

  • Votes will be evaluated on the first day of each subsequent month.
  • The winning project is the nomination with the most valid support votes and a minimum of 5 votes. Opposing votes are discarded. (see w:Approval voting).
  • In case of a tie, the older projects will be selected (by project proposal history).
  • Each project that receives any valid support votes will be automatically nominated for the following month.
  • Winning projects will be added to the list of "approved" Wikijunior projects and the new project will be formally started.


Nominated Wikijunior Book Projects[edit]

Adaptations[edit]

This book will cover amazing adaptations that allow animals to survive in their own way.
(New Title Suggestion Last Quarter)
Votes:

  1. Klingoncowboy4 02:48, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

Comments:

Alphabet[edit]

A version of the traditional alphabet primer.
(Renominated with 3 votes in the 1st Quarter)
Votes:

  1. Klingoncowboy4 18:30, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
  2. Xania Flag of Poland 2.svgtalk 18:59, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

Comments:

Biomes[edit]

Give children an understanding of the variety of environments on Earth.
(New Title Suggestion Last Quarter)
Votes:

  1. Klingoncowboy4 02:48, 6 January 2007 (UTC)
  2. Kfasimpaur 23:31, 24 September 2007 (UTC)

Comments:
I have a fair amount of existing content on this subject that I would be willing to contribute. Kfasimpaur 23:31, 24 September 2007 (UTC)

Electricity[edit]

To explain the physics, history, applications, components, and modern significance of electricity and related subjects.
(New Title Suggestion Last Quarter)
Votes:

  1. Klingoncowboy4 02:48, 6 January 2007 (UTC)
  2. Elocina 00:04, 16 January 2007 (UTC)
  3. Kohan 19:18, 31 January 2007 (UTC)
  4. WietsE 18:33, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

Comments:

Elementary Mathematics[edit]

The scope of this series of Wikibooks is to provide an elementary knowledge of mathematics to which children can build upon.
(New Title Suggestion Last Quarter)
Votes:

  1. Herraotic 20:20, 17 February 2007 (UTC)

Comments:

  • To offer a depiction of how these series of books would be structured I will briefly explain a concept here:

We would start from the beginning book aimed at parents or a preparatory school, explaining how to introduce numbers, giving several pages for the child to write the numbers. I think it is important that negative numbers should be immediately introduced though this is tentative. Operators can then be introduced after the child understands what numbers mean, an analogy such as money in a purse can be used and many others. Addition will be first introduced, the most effective algorithm will be used (in the UK most schools use only one, the column method, although I have heard there are many in the USA). Subtraction will soon be used and both the former algorithms will be concentrated on in questions until the child has gained a firm grasp. Multiplication will be introduced after this and many visual perspectives will be used to explain this, due to the lack of children in the UK actually knowing how to mentally do multiplication, a whole chapter will be dedicated to this with mental processes of multiplying certain numbers and a timetable being used (for the written method of multiplication, only one algorithm will be used as for most other operators). Prime numbers will then be introduced and their significance will be explained. After studying these many times, shapes will be introduced (for the sake progression I won't explain this part) then after this graphs and most other basic handling data sections will be explained. All of what was learned will be highlighted in several tests and implemented in all aspects of questions. This is followed by a big section about division (not highlighted). In this relatively small segment which I have touched upon it will probably scatter over 5 books or 20 booklets.

Although I would like for the books to be appropriate for their age I would not want to barrier young children progressing quickly and not to deter adults studying to affirm their knowledge or learn what they might of not. Note: Mathematics series of textbooks. -- Herraotic 19:38, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

Fifth Grade Math[edit]

(Renominated with 4 votes in the 1st Quarter)
Votes:

  1. Klingoncowboy4 18:30, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

Comments:

Fun With Nature[edit]

This project will focus on teaching kids about nature.
(New Title Suggestion Last Quarter)
Votes:

  1. Klingoncowboy4 02:48, 6 January 2007 (UTC)
  2. Xania Flag of Poland 2.svgtalk 12:55, 6 January 2007 (UTC)


Comments:

Human Body[edit]

Wikijunior Human Body would concentrate on the individual organs of the body and their respective organ systems. The questions will be relevant and interesting to kids.
(Renominated with 6 votes in the 1st Quarter)
Votes:

  1. Klingoncowboy4 18:30, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
  2. Herraotic 20:47, 14 January 2007 (UTC)
  3. Elocina 00:02, 16 January 2007 (UTC)
  4. Lilyrr007 18:04, 28 January 2007 (UTC)
  5. Urbane User (Talk) (Contributions) 10:29, 3 February 2007 (UTC)
  6. xixtas talk 03:25, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

Comments:

  • This book belongs to the minority which can essentially suffice to the requests of parents educating their children and to educational institutions serving a free usable textbook for Biology. --Herraotic 20:47, 14 January 2007 (UTC)

Transportation[edit]

This book would describe various modes of transport
(Renominated with 4 votes in the 1st Quarter)
Votes:

  1. Klingoncowboy4 18:30, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
  2. Xania Flag of Poland 2.svgtalk 18:59, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

Comments:

World Religions[edit]

(Renominated with 5 votes in the 1st Quarter)
Votes:

  1. Lilyrr007 18:04, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

Comments:

World War II[edit]

(Renominated with 7 votes in the 1st Quarter)
Votes:

  1. Klingoncowboy4 18:30, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
  2. Xania Flag of Poland 2.svgtalk 18:59, 5 January 2007 (UTC)
  3. Urbane User (Talk) #(Contributions) 18:22, 17 January 2007 (UTC)
  4. WietsE 18:34, 6 February 2007 (UTC)
  5. xixtas talk 03:25, 30 March 2007 (UTC)

Comments: