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2014-09-24 23:10:15

KDS and RBT develop new course, “Making Student Thinking Visible” New York, NY (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 Knowledge Delivery Systems(KDS) and Research for Better Teaching(RBT) have joined forces to create “Making Student Thinking Visible” (MSTV), an in-depth online course. The leading pedagogical practices of Jonathan Saphier, Ed.D. —author of The Skillful Teacher, now in its sixth edition—are brought to life in this interactive professional development course for K-12...

2014-09-24 23:09:48

1-800-LAW-FIRM will award a $10,000 scholarship to the law student who can best communicate how he or she plans to improve the legal system in 1,000 words or more. The last day to enter the essay contest is October 5, 2014. West Bloomfield, MI (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 1-800-LAW-FIRM believes that our legal system is flawed. That is why founder and CEO Ari Kresch wants to help provide the means for change. This year, 1-800-LAW-FIRM will award a $10,000 scholarship to the law student...

2014-09-24 23:09:42

KidsHealth.org Offers Healthy Tips on How to Properly Discipline Kids Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 “Disciplining” children is in the news a lot lately. It’s an important issue for those who care about children and parents. Many parents think the word discipline is all about punishment ― and especially about physical punishment. But discipline really is about helping a child understand what to do ― and learn how to self-regulate. “The word discipline actually means...

2014-09-24 23:09:40

Chevron Grant Provides Access to Cutting-Edge Tools for STEM Education Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 The Fab Foundation today announced the opening of a Digital Fabrication Laboratory (Fab Lab) at California State University Bakersfield’s [CSUB] School of Natural Science, Mathematics and Engineering. The Fab Lab, made possible by a generous grant from Chevron, offers hands-on, project-based learning opportunities to the community, with particular emphasis on STEM education...

2014-09-24 23:07:43

District-wide licensing with Val Verde Unified School District lets over 5,000 students mirror their Chromebook screens to other devices including iPads, Android devices, Windows PCs and Macs San Jose, CA (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 Splashtop Inc., the worldwide leader in platform agnostic cross-device computing and collaboration, today announced new Chromebook support and features to its Splashtop Classroom and Splashtop Mirroring360 education technology solutions. With this announcement,...

2014-09-24 23:07:27

PSAs and website offer resources, tools and information to encourage businessesto consider non-traditional, qualified young adults Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 Yesterday at the 10th Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in New York City, Year Up in partnership with the Ad Council, the Employment Pathways Project, ConPRmetidos, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, New Options Project, and Opportunity Nation launched a national campaign to help employers...

2014-09-24 23:05:54

Web-based application builds a roadmap through college admissions to help boost admission odds, and save time and money San Francisco, California (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 Silicon Valley local resident and parent, George Fan, developed College Kickstart LLC, a new web-based solution that allows rising high school seniors and their families to better navigate college admissions. Designed to make the college application process efficient and cost effective, College Kickstart builds a...

2014-09-24 23:05:52

America First Credit Union Selects Travitor Learning Management Software Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 Travitor, a learning management software company, today announced that America First Credit Union (AFCU), a federally chartered credit union headquartered in Riverdale, Utah, has selected Travitor's Pro Learning Management System (LMS) and will replace its current learning management system. AFCU is the the largest credit union in Utah and the 7th largest in the the U.S.,...

2014-09-24 23:04:43

Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. has received Tier 1 ranking in the 2015 Edition of U.S News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., a leading national law firm, announced today that it has received national Tier recognition in the 2015 Edition of U.S. News-Best Lawyers list of “Best Law Firms”. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. “We are...

2014-09-24 23:03:03

The Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions (ACEhp) today issued a call for comments on its Quality Improvement Education (QIE) Roadmap – designed to closely align the continuous education of health professionals with improving quality of care for patients. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 The Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions (ACEhp) today issued a call for comments on its Quality Improvement Education (QIE) Roadmap – designed to...


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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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  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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