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2011-03-22 12:43:18

The way in which teachers and textbooks use language and different metaphors in mathematics education determines how pupils develop their number sense. This is shown in a thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. When school pupils encounter numbers that cannot be conceptualised as quantities in an obvious way, clarity is required in terms of the language used by both teachers and textbooks. One significant risk is that the explanatory models and metaphors used by teachers are...

2010-10-06 06:35:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ProCon.org (www.procon.org) is a popular 501(c)(3) nonprofit research organization whose aim is to provide unbiased research on the country's most debated issues. Its new, free resource, www.wtcmuslimcenter.procon.org, presents nonpartisan facts about the "Ground Zero Mosque" (aka the Muslim community center, Cordoba House, or Park 51) as well as the best pros and cons in the debate over whether or not to build it. WTC Muslim Center...

2009-10-09 11:01:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The following blog post was published October 3, 2009, by Shafeen Charania, author of the synthesis blog, winner of the 2008 Weblog award for best new blog, and Time.com's 25 best blogs of 2009. Clarity of purpose is the cornerstone of successful leadership. The more specific you are about what, how, and when, the more likely you are to achieve outcomes. Without clear guidance, a team flounders. Without clear guidance, a nation can flounder as well. Take...

2009-10-06 09:00:00

DURHAM, N.C., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- An advertising agency looking to reinvent the way it collaborates and creates. An urban development reinventing the way people live, work and play. They found each other, and they're sticking together. Five years ago, McKinney moved to Durham's American Tobacco Campus (ATC). After creating one of the business world's most dynamic spaces, McKinney is signing for seven additional years, putting the agency at ATC through 2021. Not just another...

2009-10-01 04:51:00

LONDON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- With billions already overspent on defence purchases and major budget cuts looming on the horizon, the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) must urgently reassess its defence capabilities. Can the UK retain a full spectrum of conventional capability while fighting the global war on terror, or will it eventually have to surrender some capabilities, like the Trident nuclear system, in favour of soldier equipment, armoured vehicles, helicopter communication gears and...

2009-07-02 00:16:12

An analysis of dozens of studies found people tend to avoid information that contradicts what they already think or believe, U.S. researchers said. Researchers at the University of Illinois and the University of Florida said the data studied involved 91 studies involving nearly 8,000 participants. University of Illinois psychology Professor Dolores Albarracin, who led the study with University of Florida researcher William Hart and colleagues, said the analysis puts to rest a longstanding...

2008-11-22 12:05:02

Surgery Karolina Kurkova had as an infant was responsible for the absence of her bellybutton, a representative for the Czech model said. The unidentified representative was responding to recent rumors regarding the Victoria Secret model's apparent lack of a noticeable bellybutton at a Miami fashion show, the New York Daily News reported Saturday. She had an operation when she was an infant, the representative told the newspaper. It's a fact and just thank God she's healthy. The rumors came...

2008-10-07 18:00:00

By LAURA SHARPE THE headteacher of closure threatened Croxteth Community Comprehensive has vowed that every possible step will be taken to keep the school open. Richard Baker made the pledge as he joined Phil Knibb, chair of governors, and Croxteth councillor Rose Bailey, in criticising last Wednesday's shock closure announcement. They said the proposed plan was a bombshell for the school and a death knell for the community. They now aim to take their fight to the Government and...

2008-10-01 15:00:10

DESPITE the impossibility of evolution ever happening, the evolutionist is certain that it has. The rigorously tested scientific evidence of evolution that J. C. Buchanan-Brown talks about is this: "We can make the point that, however improbable the (evolutionary) origin of life might be, we know it happened on Earth because we are here.'' (Richard Dawkins: The God Delusion, p137) He has also stated "I believe, but cannot prove, that all life, all intelligence, all creativity and all...


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  • Warbling of birds in trees.
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