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2014-12-10 08:32:12

2014 Educational and Training Content Trends Survey from DCL, DITA Strategies and Lasselle-Ramsay shows corporate learning groups lag in content maintenance and analytics FRESH MEADOWS,

2014-12-10 08:31:00

Faculty member Levinson teaches courses in film and cultural history WELLESLEY, Mass., Dec.

2014-12-10 08:30:58

Scholastic will provide books and services for Awardees of the Preschool Development Grants and Early Head Start Partnership Grants Announced Today by President Obama NEW YORK, Dec.

2014-12-09 23:12:11

The Kings College Sports Medicine Society participated in two events in the Wilkes-Barre area to benefit the community.

2014-12-09 23:11:24

Looking for holiday gifts that endure? Metcalf & Associates, Inc., recommends the award-winning Innovative Leadership Workbook series and online development program as the foundation for leadership

2014-12-09 23:10:58

Digital entrepreneur Shah brings his editorial management, curriculum strategy and product development skills to the largest U.S.-based provider of learning experience design, course development

2014-12-09 23:10:57

Validating cybersecurity skills is critical not only for companies looking for talent, but for educators looking to improve their programs and the National Cyber League (NCL) is helping.

2014-12-09 23:09:09

The Long Island personal injury law firm of Goldstein and Bashner has compiled a full list of Long Island school contacts for bullying issues.


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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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Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.