Private Universe Project in Mathematics: Workshop 5. Building on Useful Ideas
One of the strands of the Rutgers long-term study was to find out how useful ideas spread through a community of learners and evolve over time. Here, the focus is on the teacherÂ’s role in fostering thoughtful mathematics.,EnglewoodÂ—Fourth Grade: Towers Fourth-grade teacher Blanche Young attempts the Towers activity for the first time with her students. She feels that their work is valuable, but questions how much time these open-ended activities are taking away from the standard curriculum.
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Adding Support and Detail Without Getting Arrested!
This lesson plan is designed to teach students the concept of using facts to support ideas and to interpret (elaborate on) those facts in order to create a synthesized paragraph.
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Private Universe in Project in Mathematics: Workshop 6: "Possibilities of Real Life Problems"
Students come up with a surprising array of strategies and representations to build their understanding of a real-life calculus problemÂ—before they have ever taken calculus.,In a voluntary two-week summer workshop, high school seniors from Kenilworth and New Brunswick work on a real-life problem ("The Catwalk") based on Eduard Muybridge's sequence of 24 photographs of a cat in motion. The question, Â“How fast is the cat moving in frame 10 and frame 20?,Â” deals with some of the fundamental idea
Author(s): Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

The Social and Technological Dimensions of Scaffolding and Related Theoretical Concepts for Learning
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Take Off with Paper Airplanes
This lesson introduces students to the art of designing an airplane through paper airplane constructions. The goal is that students will learn important aircraft design considerations and how engineers must iterate their designs to achieve success. Students first follow several basic paper airplane models, after which they will then design their own paper airplane. They will also learn how engineers make models to test ideas and designs.
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Collisions and Momentum: Bouncing Balls
As a continuation of the theme of potential and kinetic energy, this lesson introduces the concepts of momentum, elastic and inelastic collisions. Many sports and games, such as baseball and ping-pong, illustrate the ideas of momentum and collisions. Students explore these concepts by bouncing assorted balls on different surfaces and calculating the momentum for each ball.
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Social Ethics
The course examines the sources for values that underly our personal ethics. It will also introduce you to some of the significant ethical theories in Western tradition, theories that we will apply to social and political issues in current society.

1st Lieutenant John B. Harrod, Company "B", 9th Indiana Cavalry
Harrod has long hair and a full beard. He is wearing his uniform jacket. He signed the card "Yours Truly," with his name and rank.,Harrod was from Greenfield in Hancock County, Indiana.
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Intellectual Property and Information Law, Fall 2008
Explores related and sometimes competing legal and policy frameworks for the development and dissemination of ideas and expression in the Information Age. The ways in which principles of free speech and expression compare and contrast with intellectual property rights are explored in relation to the advancement of knowledge and innovation, with particular focus on the impact of the Internet and new technology. The impact of other legal considerations and values on the development and disseminati
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Lecture 18 - 11/30/2010
Lecture 18
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La sagesse collective : principes et mĂ©canismes

Colloque des 22-23 mai 2008, organisĂ© par l'Institut du Monde Contemporain du CollĂ¨ge de France, sous la direction du Professeur Jon Elster.

Intervention de Gerry Mackie, University of California, San Diego, 23 mai 2008

Economic theories declare that voters in a democracy are rationally ignorant (or worse, irrational) about politics, but that consumers possess perfect information about decisions in the market. C
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La sagesse collective : principes et mĂ©canismes

Colloque des 22-23 mai 2008, organisĂ© par l'Institut du Monde Contemporain du CollĂ¨ge de France, sous la direction du Professeur Jon Elster.

In this paper, Landemore argues that democratic institutions can be seen as ways to channel â€śdemocratic reason,â€ť or the distributed intelligence of the manyâ€”a concept that she builds in part on the insights of the cognitive sciences. S
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European Questions â€“ Turkish angles: Europe's citizens
Editor's note: Unfortunately the last few minutes of the lecture are missing from the podcast. This series of events explores how our understanding of Europe's identity can be enhanced and developed in a new way by taking in a distinctively Turkish perspective. Richard Bellamy is professor of political science and director of the School of Public Policy at UCL. Thomas Diez is professor of political science and international relations at the University of TĂĽbingen. Maurice Fraser is a senior fel
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Introduction to Entrepreneurship
EEE 370 is an introductory course intended to provide students with a solid foundation in terms of the vital role played by entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship in the 21st century global economy. In a sense, this is the cornerstone course, which is complemented at the end of your program with the capstone business plan course. During this semester, we will assess, explore, critique, and celebrate the phenomenon of entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship is approached as a way of thinking and acting, a
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Create a Compass
In this OLogy activity, kids learn how a compass works and why it will always point north. The activity begins with an overview that discusses our reliance on directions and how a compass works. Students are then given step-by-step, illustrated directions for creating a compass with a sewing needle, a small bar magnet, a small piece of foam, and other household items. The activity includes ideas about how to try out your compass.
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The Subaltern Learns to Speak: African Voice and the Haitian Revolution in The Kingdom of this World
The subaltern may not be able to speak in a world inundated by Western philosophy, thought, and political organization, but in The Kingdom of This World, Alejo Carpentier offers the possibility of unlearning the language of the hegemony. In this novel, African voice solidifies African resistance in Haiti, and that voice is symbolized through the novel's agnus dei, Ti Noel. This African slave's first words are a daring question that begins to highlight his potential for rebelli
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Topics in Medieval Japanese History
This book differs from many other textbooks in that it contains relatively less political, institutional and military history and relatively more social and cultural history than is typically the case. Within the cultural history of medieval Japan, Buddhism is of the utmost importance. This book therefore contains an introduction to the origin and major teachings of Buddhism. Subsequent chapters expand on this introduction in the context of Japanese history.
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Chemistry 1 Virtual Textbook
This textbook is a reference text for General Chemistry, including the major concepts and ideas of chemical science, and a look at some of the major currents of modern Chemistry
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Redistricting Game
The Redistricting Game is designed to educate, engage and empower citizens around the issue of political redistricting. Currently, the political system in most states allows the state legislators themselves to draw the lines. This system is subject to a wide range of abuses and manipulations that encourage incumbents to draw districts which protect their seats rather than risk an open contest. By explore how the system works, as well as how open it is to abuse, The Redistricting Game allows play
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