The Language of Mathematics (10): Finding Prime Factors
The instructor continues in his series by discussing prime numbers and rational and irrational numbers. How many numbers are there between 1 and 20. This instructor says there are only nine numbers between 1 and 20. Watch this video and find out why. He assumes his audience is a high school audience, but middle school and upper elementary may benefit from this video as well.
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Puritan and Quaker Utopian Visions, 1620-1750-Unit 3
When British colonists landed in the Americas they created communities that they hoped would serve as a "light onto the nations." But what role would the native inhabitants play in this new model community? This Unit compares the answers of three important groups, the Puritans, Quakers, and Native Americans, and exposes the lasting influence they had upon American identity.

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Number Theory
Examine visual methods for finding least common multiples and greatest common factors, including Venn diagram models and area models. Explore prime numbers. Learn to locate prime numbers on a number grid and to determine whether very large numbers are prime.
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Probability
Slide show shows how to use tree diagrams, compute the probability of outcomes when choices are equally likely, se the multiplication counting principle to find the total number of possible outcomes of a sequence of choices, find the greatest common factor and least common multiple of two numbers, solve ratio and rate number stories, and find the factors and prime factorizations of numbers
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Mountain Pine Beetle and Forest Carbon in BC
Mountain pine beetle attacks have decimated British Columbia’s pine forests, seriously damaging their ability to store carbon. An effective response to the beetle attacks will involve much more than just clearcutting dead trees. Run time 4:02

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Is there a Crisis in World Journalism? Jeremy Paxman
Jeremy Paxman is a prominent and noteworthy presenter known and praised his abrasive and straightforward style of interviewing. He started his career in a local radio at BBC radio Brighton and in 1977, he became a part of BBC’s current affairs programme, Tonight. Was a reporter for Panorama and contributed to television programmes like Six O'Clock News and Breakfast Time. Owing to his commanding verbal skills, Jeremy Paxman became the anchor of BBC Two television programme, Newsnight. In 2003,
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Blood, Iron and Gold: How the Railways Transformed the World - Christian Wolmar
Christian Wolmar is a British journalist, author, and railway historian, best known for his popular books and commentary on transport, especially on Britain’s railway network. Here he discusses his latest book 'Blood, Iron and Gold: How the Railways Transformed the World'.
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Radical Research and Video Activism - Ewa Jasiewicz
Ewa Jasiewicz is a writer, journalist and activist who takes a radical approach to her work. She was in Baghdad during the US/British occupation of Iraq (including a group protest inside the press conference of the Supreme Commander of the US Occupation Forces General Sanchez where she got physically ejected) and was reporting from inside Gaza during the 2008 siege by Israel. She is currently involved in the Free Gaza floatilla taking sail this spring and is featured in the recent film ‘To Sh
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The Election in Numbers - Roger Mortimer, MORI
Dr Roger Mortimore is Director of Political Analysis at Ipsos MORI. He was co-editor of the last two Political Communications studies of British general elections, and co-author of a number of other books on British elections. Here he discusses statistics and polls undertaken throughout this years general election, including how the exit poll managed to predict the result so accurately. To see the slides from this presentation visit http://cutoday.wordpress.com/2010/05/14/election-results-just-
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A Life in Television - Jeremy Isaacs
Jeremy Isaacs is a television producer, broadcaster and arts impresario. Born in Glasgow, Isaacs was educated at Merton College, Oxford. He joined Granada Television as a producer (1958) and worked on programmes such as What The Papers Say and, for the BBC, Panorama. Isaacs has produced some of the most significant historical documentaries made for British television, such as The World At War (1975), made in 26 episodes, Ireland: A Television History (1981) and the Cold War (1998). He has been
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Producing ‘The Queen’ - Andy Harries
The man who produced the award-winning British film, “The Queen” has swapped the red carpet of Hollywood for a Coventry University lecture hall this week. Andy Harries, who saw Dame Helen Mirren win the Oscar for her outstanding performance as the Queen, spoke to John Mair, as part of the Coventry Conversations series. Andy was appointed Controller of Drama and Comedy in 2000 having spent seven years creating and running Granada’s acclaimed Comedy Department. In his capacity as Controlle
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Nicholas Stern, London School of Economics: "The Economics of Climate Change: Risk, Ethics, and a Gl
The science of climate change structures the economics: risk of major damage and a global response must be at the core of an analysis of policy. History and wealth structure the ethics. The economics of climate change must, therefore, point to effective, efficient, and ethical, as well as collaborative, policy responses. This lecture will follow this analysis and describe a possible global deal or framework and how it might be built. Lord Stern is I.G. Patel Professor of Economics and Governmen
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Nicholas Stern, London School of Economics: "The Economics of Climate Change: Risk, Ethics, and a Gl
The science of climate change structures the economics: risk of major damage and a global response must be at the core of an analysis of policy. History and wealth structure the ethics. The economics of climate change must, therefore, point to effective, efficient, and ethical, as well as collaborative, policy responses. This lecture will follow this analysis and describe a possible global deal or framework and how it might be built. Lord Stern is I.G. Patel Professor of Economics and Governmen
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Steven Johnson, Author, The Ghost Map: "The Myth of the Echo Chamber: Politics in the Age of the Par
Steven Berlin Johnson is the author of The Ghost Map (2006), a chronicle of the 1854 cholera epidemic in London, and The Invention of Air (2008), the story of British scientist Joseph Priestly and his influence on the America's Founding Fathers. In this lecture Johnson will argue against those who maintain that the internet has fragmented society by enabling us to filter out voices with viewpoints different from our own. On the contrary, he claims that the internet promotes a diversity far more
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Steven Johnson, Author, The Ghost Map: "The Myth of the Echo Chamber: Politics in the Age of the Par
Steven Berlin Johnson is the author of The Ghost Map (2006), a chronicle of the 1854 cholera epidemic in London, and The Invention of Air (2008), the story of British scientist Joseph Priestly and his influence on the America's Founding Fathers. In this lecture Johnson will argue against those who maintain that the internet has fragmented society by enabling us to filter out voices with viewpoints different from our own. On the contrary, he claims that the internet promotes a diversity far more
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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey: "Building Global Peace: Turkish Reg
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan pushed his counterparts around the world to pursue a "new global order" based on peace and trust rather than conflict in an address Wednesday, Sept. 23, at Princeton University.
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Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey: "Building Global Peace: Turkish Reg
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan pushed his counterparts around the world to pursue a "new global order" based on peace and trust rather than conflict in an address Wednesday, Sept. 23, at Princeton University.
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The Role of Europe in a Multilateral World - November 19, 2009
In his lecture, “The Role of Europe in a Multilateral World,” Romano Prodi will examine the benefits and challenges presented by the European Union’s expansion. Although the enlargement of the union has had significant impact on the democratic transition in eastern Europe and has extended European markets, there is no unanimity on issues of security, energy, and foreign affairs. Prodi maintains that if the EU aims to play a key role on the world’s political stage, it will need to develop
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The Role of Europe in a Multilateral World - November 19, 2009
In his lecture, “The Role of Europe in a Multilateral World,” Romano Prodi will examine the benefits and challenges presented by the European Union’s expansion. Although the enlargement of the union has had significant impact on the democratic transition in eastern Europe and has extended European markets, there is no unanimity on issues of security, energy, and foreign affairs. Prodi maintains that if the EU aims to play a key role on the world’s political stage, it will need to develop
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Breakingviews: Germany benficiary of ECB largesse
Nov. 23 - The staunchest critic of the ECB's bond-buying programme is the first one to benefit from Draghi's determination to reduce uncertainty, says Reuters Breakingviews.
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