Middle School Portal: Math and Science Pathways (MSP2)
In this activity, students read graphs and interpret raw data to determine if there is a correlation between drinking soda and the rate of bone fractures in teenage girls. The activity is part of the Figure This! collection of 80 online mathematical challenges emphasizing real world uses of mathematics. Students are encouraged to organize data into tables to look for associations, but are cautioned that additional factors many influence the appearance of cause and effect. In other related math q
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What's round, hard, and sold for 3 million dollars?
This activity challenges students to determine which is worth more today, Babe Ruth's 1927 home-run record-breaking ball or Mark McGwire's 70th home-run record-breaking ball that sold in 1999 for 3 million dollars. The activity is part of the Figure This! collection of 80 online mathematical challenges emphasizing real-world uses of mathematics. To solve this challenge, students build a table and observe the growth pattern as the value of Ruth's ball doubles every seven years. The activity's web
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Fractals : what comes next?
This online activity challenges students to explore the relationship between the number of triangles and the sum of the triangle perimeters in each of the first three iterations of the Sierpinski triangle fractal. The activity is one of 80 mathematical challenges featured on the Figure This! web site. In this activity, students are encouraged to use two problem-solving strategies: investigate a simpler problem and make a chart. For other sections of the activity, students find the general rule f
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Favoriser l’intérêt des filles pour la génétique par l’investigation
Depuis plusieurs années, il a été remarqué un désintérêt des jeunes en général, et en particulier des filles, pour les sciences. Cet état de fait est un des critère pris en compte pour concevoir une séquence d’enseignement visant l’apprentissage de la structure de l’ADN et la notion de mutations, en classe de seconde. La séquence sera développée dans le cadre du projet européen SCY (Science Created by You), dont l’objectif est de créer des situations d’investigations suppor
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Anticipating the Audience: An Ethnographic Study of a French-as-a-Foreign-Language Class Creative Wr
This study compared the creative-writing processes of native English speakers (NES) composing for a real audience in two conditions: one group composing in their native language (NL) and the other group composing in French as a foreign language (FFL). Both groups wrote children’s fiction and were aware that children in the community would read their stories. Participants were observed while composing and interviewed about their writing background, composing behaviors, and the texts produced
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The Competence of Learning Companion Agents
One recent approach in developing computer-based learning environments advocates the idea of creating a social context inside the computer. It is claimed that when the learner is engaged into a meaningful dialogue with the software actors his/her learning will benefit. In this paper we concentrate on the collaboration with artificial social actors as peer learners. How äableä should the learning companion agent be in order to maintain the motivation of the human learner to collaborate? It has
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Krista Tippett, Founder and host of American Public Media's "Speaking of Faith": "Reading from 'Spea
The founder and host of American Public Media's "Speaking of Faith" will read from her book. Leigh Schmidt (Department of Religion), Matt Hedstrom (Center for the Study of Religion), and Judith Weisenfeld (Department of Religion) will be the panel participants. Carolyn Rouse, Department of Anthropology, will serve as moderator. A journalist and former diplomat, Krista Tippett conceived the idea for "Speaking of Faith" while consulting for the ecumenical institute of St. John's Abbey, Collegevil
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Adriana Popescu, Priscilla Treadwell: E-books - Princeton and Beyond PDF
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: When e-books began to appear in the early 2000’s, there was speculation about the demise of the printed book. While that clearly did not come to pass, e-books did become a staple of the reference holdings of many libraries. Since then, both the library and consumer markets have matured, and despite all predictions and speculations, at Princeton University Library, print books and e-books have continued to co-exist quite nicely. Princeton University Press feels that
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Sanjeev Arora: Computational Intractability - A Barrier for Computers, Man, and Science
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: We have begun to develop an understanding of what makes computational tasks "intractable" not just for current computers but for all foreseeable computers. This has implications for many scientific fields. An overview of the field and the research center headquartered at Princeton. More information available at http://blogs.princeton.edu/itsacademic/2008/12/computational_intractability_a_barrier_for_computers_man_and_science.html.
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Lunch 'n Learn presentation: We have begun to develop an understanding of what makes computational tasks "intractable" not just for current computers but for all foreseeable computers. This has implications for many scientific fields. An overview of the field and the research center headquartered at Princeton. More information available at http://blogs.princeton.edu/itsacademic/2008/12/computational_intractability_a_barrier_for_computers_man_and_science.html.
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An Interview With Maria E. Moreyra Garlock: "Behind the Candela Exhibit" - February 12, 2009
Engineering assistant professor Maria Garlock describes how Princeton students helped research and build models for an exhibition on architect Félix Candela.
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Open Classroom Series 12-01-10 #3
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Good Practice Guide in Question and Test Design
This booklet will provide an introduction to good practice in question and test design. It includes the art of using objective tests to assess some aspects of student learning. At the outset you should be aware that objective tests are just one method of assessment. They are useful for assessing knowledge, comprehension and application and in some circumstances can be used to assess higher order skills such as evaluation and synthesis. They cannot be used to assess creativity, integration of ide
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Overview of the Civil War
This three minute video gives a very general overview of the war, not the causes. It stresses that this was the first industrial era war. Vague in content. Emancipation Proclamation mentioned and its impact is explained.

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The Shape Song
A song about the shapes. (03:14)
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What Does a Librarian Do?
A six minute video that explains the many things that a librarian can help a student with at school.
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'We Are Not Mizrahi, We Are Indian Jews' : A lecture by Professor Maina Singh
This talk is based on Dr. Maina Singh's book 'Being Indian, Being Israeli: Migration, Ethnicity and Gender in the Jewish Homeland'(2009). Dr. Singh presents a deeply researched analysis, examining for the first time, all three Jewish communities from India holistically as 'Indian-Israelis'-- with shared histories of migration, displacement, acculturation and identity in the Jewish Homeland. Based on extensive fieldwork and ethnographic research conducted among Indian Jews across Israel between 2
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Haiti Poem: Boy in Blue by Kwame Dawes
Poem by Kwame Dawes Images by Andre Lambertson, Music by Kevin Simmonds Editing by Robin Bell His voice is licked but his dreams are the artillery of words loaded to uncoil our strength. (Michel-Ange Hyppolite) The words cluster behind your teeth; close in, the smooth patina, deep brown, of your face is alight with the effort: you, boy, carrying the weight of an old man; this body of yours broken again and again by the accident of your birth. I follow the slow wave of your thick lashes, y
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