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2014-11-13 23:10:12

Logical Operations, the world’s leading provider of instructor-led courseware, today announces a new tool that will help organizations easily determine which level of training is right for their

2014-11-13 23:09:40

Shmoop wins its third Award of Excellence, highlighting its continuous growth as an education technology resource. Mountain View, California (PRWEB) November

2014-11-13 23:08:49

North America’s Premier Science Essay Competition Expands Grade Levels Wilmington, Del.

2014-11-13 23:07:54

Ongoing Partnership Results in Seamless School Nutrition Management Solutions Rocklin, California (PRWEB) November 13, 2014 Harris School Solutions,

2014-11-13 23:06:59

Together Educate Online and Excelsior College are combining forces to deliver unparalleled expertise through Program Management Partnerships with post-secondary institutions. Chicago,

2014-11-13 23:06:21

Pittcon 2015 Announces award winners from academia and industry for this year's conference and exposition March 8-12, New Orleans.

2014-11-13 23:06:01

The world's experts in immersion and immersive technology convene in Vienna this month for the 4th annual European Immersive Education Summit (EiED 2014) (PRWEB)

2014-11-13 23:05:23

Speak, Read, & Spell is an online platform that enables speech language pathologists and educators to provide speech language therapy in a fun and captivating way, while streamlining the administration

2014-11-13 23:04:15

WVU’s cutting edge research in biometric technology adds voice to enrich their biometric curriculum. New York, New York (PRWEB) November 13, 2014

2014-11-13 23:04:07

Developmentally appropriate programming robot uses blocks to teach coding fundamentals to four- to seven-year-olds Boston, MA (PRWEB) November 13, 2014


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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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