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2014-07-02 12:32:06

IRMO, S.C., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "There is nothing more important than the safety of our students," said district spokesperson, Mark Bounds. School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties, located on the western side of Columbia, SC, recently announced that it will pilot an extra security measure at Leaphart Elementary School. "When we heard about this new technology, we wanted to test it in one of our schools," Bounds added. The new system provides administrators...

2014-07-02 12:32:01

Free hands-on workshops help educators integrate data-collection technology and digital tools into science curricula BEAVERTON, Ore., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Starting this September, Vernier Software & Technology will offer 38 free, hands-on regional workshops to help science and STEM educators learn various ways to integrate data-collection technology into their curriculum. Each four-hour workshop will be led by an experienced training specialist who will help...

2014-07-02 12:22:27

Unique partnership helping to connect Canadians to nature OTTAWA, July 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, announced the 13 students - seven from the North and six from the South - selected by Parks Canada to participate in this year's Students on Ice expedition. Students on Ice is an award-winning organization providing unique educational opportunities to the Antarctic and the Arctic. Through a three...

2014-07-02 10:46:55

University of Washington If we had a road map to what parental involvement in schools should be, what would it look like? Would it be a straight line, or a complicated maze of cross streets going in every direction? University of Washington researchers studied The Road Map Project, a collaborative effort to dramatically improve student achievement in seven school districts in South Seattle and South King County. In their report after a yearlong study of the initiative, they found that...

2014-07-02 04:21:02

LONDON, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CUBiC Magazine is a new monthly publication to spark children's minds, with each edition containing a mixture of Maths, English and creative thinking. Maths tasks are mostly based on real-world examples - for instance, working out how many buttons to order at a dress factory. We are also pioneering "Ninja Maths" which asks the reader to solve simple algebraic additions and multiplications quickly, and to "feel" the numbers in their...

2014-07-01 23:14:10

ALOHA, a pioneer in mind math programs, is happy to announce that there will be two new education centers in California, one in the Bay area and another one in Southern California. (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 The ALOHA center in Bay area will be located at Sunnyvale and is being headed by Sheetal & Yash Veera. Coming from a teaching background, Sheetal and Yash have always been on the lookout to make a strong impact in their community to shape every child’s future. “According to us,...

2014-07-01 23:12:09

During Field Day at Everest Academy, teams have a chance to demonstrate the growth they have experienced this past year in character development, celebrate their perseverance, and partake in joyous competition all of which are key components of an Everest Academy education Lemont, IL (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 The students at Everest Academy enjoyed a beautiful day along Bell Road on the school’s open land during their annual Field Day. Field Day gave the students an opportunity to show not...

2014-07-01 23:11:37

Ringling College of Art and Design will be presenting the 2014 RING AWARDS on July 23, 2014 at the Academic Center Auditorium at 4:00 p.m. Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 Ringling College of Art and Design will be presenting the 2014 RING AWARDS on July 23, 2014 at the Academic Center Auditorium at 4:00. The Academic Center Auditorium is located on the Ringling College campus. The address is 2700 North Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34234. The event is free and open to the public. The...

2014-07-01 23:11:07

Partnership extends research-based professional development for whole-school improvement focused on needs of ELL students, promising to close achievement gap and improve learning for all students under college and career readiness standards. West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 Learning Sciences International announces its new partnership with Dr. Margarita Calderón, an internationally respected authority on ELL education. Dr. Calderón, a Senior Research Scientist and...

2014-07-01 23:09:57

Epicure Digital is introducing a comprehensive product line to meet USDA and state agencies’ expectations to have compliant menu boards in place when school begins this fall and for their yearly reviews. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 Epicure Digital, a leader in digital and dry erase menu boards for K-12 schools, presents its comprehensive family of MyPlate dry erase menu and digital menu board products at the TASN 2014 Texas School Nutrition Association Annual Conference in...


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Wampus cat (cougar)
2014-01-28 15:10:48

The Wampus cat comes from American folklore as a variation of a fierce cougar. It also is compared to the Ewah of Cherokee mythology. In the myth a woman covers herself with the skin of a cougar and spies on the men of the tribe. While the men are telling sacred stories around a fire, she is caught and turned into a half-woman, half-cat by the tribe’s medicine man. The Wampus cat supposedly still haunts the forests of east Tennessee. Other legends state the Wampus cat is the spirit of...

Algebra
2014-01-02 11:06:39

Algebra, from the Arabic al-jebr, meaning “reunion of broken parts”, is one of the wide-ranging parts of mathematics, combined with number theory, geometry, and analysis. Algebra can basically be considered as doing computations much like that of arithmetic with non-numerical mathematical objects. Initially, these objects were variables that represented either numbers that weren’t yet known or unspecified numbers, permitting one to state and prove properties that are true no matter...

Geometry
2014-01-02 10:21:51

Geometry is a branch of mathematics that is concerned with questions of shape, size, relative position of figures, and the properties of space. A mathematician who works in the geometry field is called a geometer. Geometry arose independently in numerous early cultures as a body of practical knowledge concerning areas, lengths, and volumes, with elements of a formal mathematical science emerging in the West as early as Thales. By the 3rd century BC, geometry was put into an axiomatic form by...

Trigonometry
2014-01-02 10:09:07

Trigonometry, from the Greek trigonon, meaning triangle, and metron, meaning measure, is a branch of mathematics that studies the relationships involving lengths and angles of triangles. The field came about during the 3rd century BC from applications of geometry to astronomical studies. The 3rd century astronomers first noted that the lengths of the sides of a right triangle and the angles between those sides have fixed relationships: that is, if at least the length of one of those sides...

Applied Mathematics
2014-01-02 10:00:11

Applied mathematics is a branch of mathematics that focuses on mathematical methods that are usually used in science, engineering, business, and industry. Therefore, “applied mathematics” is a mathematical science with specialized knowledge. The term “applied mathematics” also explains the professional specialty in which mathematicians work on practical problems; as a profession focused on practical problems, applied mathematics focuses on the formulation and study of mathematical...

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