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2014-08-28 16:24:54

First 5,000 free books delivered to public elementary schools in 31 states SEATTLE, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Learning the art of goal setting at an early age can be absolutely life changing for a child. That's the driving force behind The 500,000 Children Project, a first-of-its-kind initiative to teach children across America about the importance of goal setting as a tool for success. This unique project brings together educators, students, and sponsors to help schools teach an...

2014-08-28 16:24:42

MORRISTOWN, Tenn., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Walters State Community College today announced that it has teamed with McGraw-Hill Education to offer an all-digital course experience designed to engage and drive the performance of its biology students. As part of the collaboration, students taking biology courses will receive their course resources, including content and assessment, through McGraw-Hill Connect® and LearnSmart®, McGraw-Hill Education's digital teaching and learning...

2014-08-28 16:24:27

Test Mining Now Made Easy With CCSE TORONTO, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Canadian Center of Science and Education, is a for-profit and private organization dedicated to providing service and support to researchers and educators present within Canada and around the globe. The center was established in 2006 and helps to promote and support research development and education, along with providing financial support to international based education projects, researchers, and...

2014-08-28 12:34:30

New online public charter school offers individualized learning approach for Michigan students LANSING, Mich., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Insight School of Michigan (ISMI), a tuition-free online public charter school for students in Michigan, will kick off the 2014-15 school year and its first year of operation on September 2, 2014. ISMI uses the award-winning K¹² curriculum to offer students in grades 6-12 a unique learning experience, and with support from...

2014-08-28 12:34:28

Online public charter school offers individualized learning approach for Michigan students GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michigan Virtual Charter Academy (MVCA), a tuition-free online public charter school for students in Michigan, will kick off the 2014-15 school year and its' fifth year of operation on September 2, 2014. MVCA uses the award-winning K¹² curriculum to offer students in grades K-12 a unique learning experience, and with support from...

2014-08-28 12:34:08

DALLAS, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Voyager Sopris Learning((TM)), provider of a comprehensive suite of evidence-based instruction, assessments, and professional services, announced that Vmath® Third Edition, a targeted math intervention program, is now available for classroom implementation for students in grades 2-8. With the new edition Vmath reflects new math standards and integrates innovative technology components. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100129/CLGROUPLOGO Vmath has...

2014-08-28 12:33:36

Company Makes Regional Investments and Expands Presence in Sao Paulo WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard now supports more than 1 million students and faculty members at over 70 institutions in Brazil, the company announced today. Now registering an impressive 100 percent growth in the country over the past year, the company is expanding its presence in Sao Paulo. Today's announcement helps solidify Blackboard's growing global presence and marks the company's...

2014-08-28 12:33:24

Awards college scholarships for academic achievement and community service DAYTON, Ohio, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Teradata Corp. (NYSE: TDC), the analytic data platforms, marketing applications and services company, announced winners of its 2014 International Scholarships and its National Merit Scholarships. Given through the company's Teradata Cares program of community philanthropy and involvement, these college grants are given in recognition of students' academic achievements and...

2014-08-28 12:30:15

In the news release, New Coalition Aims to Help Prevent Misuse, Abuse and Diversion of ADHD Medications, issued 28-Aug-2014 by Coalition to Prevent ADHD Medication Misuse over PR Newswire, the contact information should read "Kelly Walker, 717-231-5338" rather than "Kelly Walker, 717-231-5538" as incorrectly transmitted by PR Newswire. The complete, corrected release follows: New Coalition Aims to Help Prevent Misuse, Abuse and Diversion of ADHD Medications Coalition to Focus Efforts on...

2014-08-28 12:30:10

Foreseeing the continued need for professionals to implement and manage digital medical records systems, California State University San Marcos has built a successful Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) Certificate program that prepares students to aid in the healthcare industry's transition to the "big data" era. SAN MARCOS, Calif., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and increased public knowledge of the dire consequences of...


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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
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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