Children of Air India: Renée Saklikar
November 13, 2013 - Book Launch Join Renée Sarojini Saklikar as she launches her first book of poetry, children of air india: un/author ized exhibits and interjections (Nightwood Editions, $18.95). Renée will be available to discuss her life project and personalize copies of her book. Renée Sarojini Saklikar was 23 years old when her aunt and uncle were murdered on June 23, 1985 in the bombing of Air India Flight 182. In her first book of poems, children of air india: un/authorized exhibits
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In this is an easy-to-understand, brief video the instructor uses a sketchpad program to demonstrate how to subtract decimal numbers.  Several examples are modeled with emphasis placed on regrouping and lining up the decimals.

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This is a brief (approximately) two-minute video from Sal Khan about subtracting decimals using the problem: 9.005-3.6.

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Subtracting Decimals - Word Problem
This video is from Sal Khan about subtracting decimals using the problem: Leo has $4,522.08 in his bank account. He deposits another $875.50 and then withdraws $300.00 in cash. How much is left in his bank account?

Mr. Khan uses computer software for demonstration. The screen is a little 'busy' so the viewer may want to open the screen to 'full screen' to see all more clearly. (02:18)

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Mr. Duey - Fractions Rap
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This is a lesson on how to divide fractions.The instructor uses a white board. He uses a great expression called 'flip and dip." (03:02)
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Basic Math: Lesson 6 - Video Clip #9 - Arithmetic of Fractions: Addition
Concepts covered: Addition of Improper and Proper Fractions and also Mixed Numbers.
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The interquartile range is a useful measure of dispersion in the data and it has the excellent property of not being too sensitive to outlying data values. (That is, it is a resistant measure.) However, like the median it does suffer from the disadvantage that its calculation involves sorting the data. This can be very time-consuming for large samples when a computer is not available to do the calculations. A measure that does not require sorting of the data and, as you will find in later uni
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Redefining the Wall: Architecture, Materials and Macroelectronics
As a principle element of architecture, technology has allowed for the wall to become an increasingly dynamic component of the built environment. The traditional connotations and objectives related to the wall are being redefined: static becomes fluid, opaque becomes transparent, barrier becomes filter and boundary becomes borderless. Combining smart materials, intelligent systems, engineering, and art can create a component that does not just support and define but significantly enhances the ar
Author(s): Ataman, Osman; Rogers, John; Ilesanmi, Adesida

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Jenner's interview set to air, "Virgin Mountain" wins at Tribeca
The day's top showbiz news and headlines including Bruce Jenner's interview with Diane Sawyer set to air, "Virgin Mountain" wins at the Tribeca Film Festival, and Chita Rivera gets rave reviews for "The Visit." Bob Mezan reports. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and acr
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The desert biome is characterized by low precipitation, a high rate of evaporation (seven to fifty times as much as precipitation), and a wide daily range in temperature. The dramatic temperature fluctuations are the result of low humidity, which allows up to 90 percent of solar radiation to penetrate the atmosphere and heat the ground during the day, then for this accumulated heat to be released back into the atmosphere at night. Precipitation in deserts, unlike other biomes, is highly irregula
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2.1.1 A day in my life
Ever wondered how a computer processes data into information? This unit will help you to understand the distinction between the two and examines how a computer-based society impacts on daily life. You will learn what computers can do with data to produce information and how computers can be used to work with data and search for it, control machines, and support commercial operations.
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MAS.450 is a laboratory course about holography and holographic imaging. This course teaches holography from a scientific and analytical point of view, moving from interference and diffraction to imaging of single points to the display of three-dimensional images. Using a "hands-on" approach, students explore the underlying physical phenomena that make holograms work, as well as designing laboratory setups to make their own images. The course also teaches mathematical techniques that allow the b
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Since commercial banks play important roles in the financial markets, it is important to evaluate whether banks operate efficiently. Moreover, given increased competition from non-bank financial institutions, commercial banks should operate more efficiently than they did previously. Commercial banks might operate more efficiently if they have superior information. If this is true, bank size should not matter to the operation of the bank. Thus, as long as the bank has superior information, it wil
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