6.821 Programming Languages (MIT)
6.821 teaches the principles of functional, imperative, and logic programming languages. Topics covered include: meta-circular interpreters, semantics (operational and denotational), type systems (polymorphism, inference, and abstract types), object oriented programming, modules, and multiprocessing. The course involves substantial programming assignments and problem sets as well as a significant amount of reading. The course uses the Scheme+ programming language for all of its assignments.
If I Ran The Zoo by Dr. Seuss, Part 1 of 2
This is film animation with the words narrated by a man and a child (text does not show on screen) and music added. (6:49)
Assessing the learning process
Assessment, like instruction, needs to be geared toward various learning styles, and teachers can create rubrics for ongoing assessment that keep a formal daily record of what students are learning. Traditional styles of teaching focus almost exclusively on auditory presentation of material to students — in other words, lecturing. K–12 education is moving away from that traditional model towards methods of teaching that address children’s multiple intelligences and are appropriate to diffe
NASA CONNECT PSA - The Astronaut's Helper
In NASA CONNECT PSA: The Astronaut's Helper, students will be introduced to the Personal Satellite Assistant (PSA), a small, spherical robot that assists astronauts with their chores on space-based vehicles. Students will learn about different types of robots and the mechanical systems on the PSA that must work together for the PSA to function. In the web activity, students interact with a simulation of the PSA and learn how forces affect motion in a low-friction, microgravity environment. Stude
This course examines several aspects of the global capital markets, including private and public financial intermediaries, domestic and global security markets, organized exchanges for stock and bond securities trading, and capitalization structure. We will also learn the mechanics of the buy-side/sell-side, the role of investment bankers and brokers, the underwriting process, various types of financial securities and derivatives, and other topics that are timely to today’s global markets. Th
Statistical Reasoning I
Statistical Reasoning in Public Health provides an introduction to selected important topics in biostatistical concepts and reasoning through lectures, exercises, and bulletin board discussions. It represents an introduction to the field and provides a survey of data and data types. Specific topics include tools for describing central tendency and variability in data; methods for performing inference on population means and proportions via sample data; statistical hypothesis testing and its appl
National Water Information System Web Data for the Nation
This USGS site provides access to water resources data collected at approximately 1.5 million sites in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. The site features real-time and historical data retrievable by geographic area for surface water, groundwater, and water quality conditions such as temperature, specific conductance, pH, nutrients, pesticides, and volatile organic compounds. The site also includes an extensive inventory of information about data collection sites at strea
The USGS has developed a national inventory of significant topographic changes based on seamless multitemporal elevation data and land cover data. The National Elevation Dataset (NED) and the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) data form a unique pair of seamless elevation datasets that can be used to detect and analyze 20th century topographic surface changes in the United States. The need for more comprehensive information on the nature and extent of recent human geomorphic activity led t
Descriptive Model of Au-Ag-Te Veins
This USGS document provides a summary of characteristics of gold-silver-tellurium vein deposits. The data includes the geological environment of the deposits such as rock types, textures, age ranges, depositional environment, tectonic setting, and associated deposit types. The deposit description includes information about mineralogy, texture/structure, alteration, ore controls, and weathering. Also included is a list of examples where these vein deposits are found.
Mergers and Acquisitions (Part 1)
This course is the first part of a two part course covering the merger and acquisition process. Part 1 describes the overall process, types of mergers, the legal process, important federal regulations, and due diligence. The purpose of the course is to provide the user with a solid understanding of how the merger and acquisition process works. Course Level: Intermediate - Some prior knowledge of business and reporting relationships is useful for a complete understanding of topics covered in this
Financial Planning and Forecasting
This course outlines the process for effective financial planning, including where to start, what types of budgets to prepare, and how to make budgeting a value-added activity. The objective of the course is to provide guidance for the user on how to do financial planning. Course Level: Beginner and Intermediate - The overall concepts are designed for beginners while the specific ideas on how to improve budgeting are applicable to both beginner and intermediate users. Recommended for 2.0 hours o
Virtual Maths, Calculating the Volume of a Brick
How to calculate the volume of a brick, guide (pdf)
Narrative vs. Expository Texts
Many students, especially students with limited English language skills, have difficulties determining the difference between narrative and expository texts. This unit will use vignettes written by Peace Corps Volunteers serving in Lesotho and Madagascar to compare these types of texts. As final products, students will write both a narrative essay and an expository essay. This unit was piloted with high school second language learners.
Peirce And Fisher on the Place of Probability in Abductive Inference
In his analysis of inference into three types, deduction, induction, and abduction, C. S. Peirce maintains that probability plays an essential role in the first two, but not in the third. For a deductive argument, probability tells us the frequency with which the conclusion will hold given the premises; for an inductive argument, probability tells us the frequency with which the argument will hold true. However, probability has no role to play in abduction because there is, in Peirce's view, no
Molarity and Density
You can access the problems below via the Load Homework dialogue in the File menu of the Virtual Lab. They have been organized by concept and ranked by difficulty (A ranking of 1 denotes an easier problem; 5 is more challenging). Word files for these problems are provided so that you may edit and distribute the assignments in your classroom. The following types of problems can be found: dilution problems, Sucrose problem, Making Solutions from Solids, Metal Density problem, Liquid Density proble
You can access the problems below via the Load Homework dialogue in the File menu of the Virtual Lab. They have been organized by concept and ranked by difficulty (A ranking of 1 denotes an easier problem; 5 is more challenging). Word files for these problems are provided so that you may edit and distribute the assignments in your classroom. The following types of problems can be found: Cobalt Chlorid and LeChatlier's Principle and DNA Binding.
Acids and Bases
You can access the problems below via the Load Homework dialogue in the File menu of the Virtual Lab. They have been organized by concept and ranked by difficulty (A ranking of 1 denotes an easier problem; 5 is more challenging). Word files for these problems are provided so that you may edit and distribute the assignments in your classroom. The following types of problems can be found:Strong and Weak Acid and Base Problems, Determination of the pH Scale by the Method of Successive Dilutions, St
Two-Type Poisson Experiment
This resource consists of a Java applet and expository text. The applet illustrates the arrivals in a Poisson process where each arrival, independently, is one of two types. The time interval, the rate of the process, and the probability that an arrival is type 1 can be varied. The applet illustrates "splitting" a Poisson process.
Otis MFA Graphic Design Guest Lecture: Walead Beshty
Graduate Graphic Design Presents a lecture by Artist Walead Beshty, who has long used photography as a tool to explore the social and political conditions of our material culture. More recently, the material conditions of photography itself have spurred his continuing investigations of the gap between the physical world and the image world, and the way this rupture is instrumentalized by ideologies that seek to infiltrate the processes through which we produce meaning.From his early projects, li
Windbags - Cool Science Experiment
How many breaths does it take to inflate an 2 meter (8 ft) Windbag? 70 breaths, maybe? Why even try? With a simple science secret you can amaze your friends by blowing up a Windbag in one breath! If you don't believe it, try this amazing science activity! Windbags are so light and strong that even the smallest scientist can demonstrate the amazing properties of air!