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3.4.1 Try some yourself

Activity 22

Write down the coordinates of the point P on each of the graphs below and interpret these coordinates in terms of the labels on the axes.

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Project, project, project, creating multi-project Solutions

No extension today, sorry. When I saw this tip, while it's not code, I knew I had to share it.

I don't know about you, but when I spin up a new project, I usually use a common pattern for my projects, different layers, etc., also using a common set of libraries.

One of the great Visual Studio time savers are project templates. You've use them all the time, every time you File, New, Project. Did you can create your own project templates? You can take one of your existing projects a
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Absolute Beginner Lesson #2 - Where's the Bead in the Spanish Store?
Unlock Hundreds of Lessons at SpanishPod101.com!
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Tasting menu: Audio highlights from the November 27th, 2015 edition
This week: Minecraft teaches history, Americans take a shine to cricket and space tourism comes one step closer for mankind
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Governments Turn to the UN to Avoid Paying Their Debts

The Mises Institute recently spoke with Nicolás Cachanosky, an Argentina-born economist, now at the Metropolitan State University of Denver, who is familiar with sovereign debt issues. We asked him about a recent UN resolution that seeks to make it easier for governments to default on their debts.

Mises Institute: Paying back government debt is not the simple matter it is often assumed to be, and repudiation of government debt has its benefits. Murray Rothbard, for example, in his arti
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4.2 Meaning and ‘form’

The question remains, what is this poem ‘about’? Or, rather, we should ask, ‘what kind of poem is it?’ Poems (paintings, ideas, music, buildings, historical documents) are not all ‘one kind of thing’. As we become familiar with poetry we learn to distinguish between different kinds of poem, or between different poetic forms.

Epic poems, for example, are extremely long stories about the doings of a noble warrior, voyager, or similar ‘hero’. Other char
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11.360 Community Growth and Land Use Planning (MIT)
This subject explores the techniques, processes, and personal and professional skills required to effectively manage growth and land use change. While primarily focused on the planning practice in the United States, the principles and techniques reviewed and presented may have international application. This course is not for bystanders; it is designed for those who wish to become actively involved or exposed to the planning discipline and profession as it is practiced today, and as it may need
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The Story of SUNY Oswego: Chapter 8, Our Future
Even as we celebrate more than 150 years of excellence, SUNY Oswego looks forward to a bright future.
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Dynamics
This free course is concerned with moving objects, that is, dynamics. Section 1 introduces concepts like position, velocity and acceleration, which describe the way an object moves. Section 2 discusses Newton’s laws of motion, which predict the motion of an object when the forces acting on it are known. Section 3 shows how Newton’s second law of motion can be used to predict the motion of objects. Section 4 concerns modelling some of the forces that occur in nature, which enables more realis
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1.3.4 Stage 2: Find a way in

Bearing in mind your analysis of the overt purpose of the piece of writing, whether it is explicitly social science or art, politics, entertainment etc., try to establish its basic point, its most obvious message. What is the title or headline; is it clear and ‘factual’, does it refer to some previous debate or require some sort of previous knowledge? Are there sub-headings and can you get an idea of how the ‘story’ goes from them? Skim read the introduction and the conclusion. Can yo
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5.1 Genetic databases and disease

Section 2 looked at data and information from two different perspectives: that of the individual and that of commercial organisation. The type of data you have will dictate both why you want to process it using a computer and, to a large extent, how that is done.

This section contains two short case studies whose unifying theme is that the computer and its programs are tools for working with data. The two studies provide an interesting contrast between:


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Evolution By Artificial Selection and Unraveling the Mysteries of Hairys Inheritance
As a nine-week exercise for a large introductory liberal education biology course that involves the students as participants in artificial selection has been developed using Wisconsin Fast Plants.
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3.4 The Salamanca Statement

In 1994 over 300 participants – including 92 governments and 25 international organisations – met in Salamanca, Spain, with the purpose of furthering the objectives of inclusive education. The resulting Salamanca Statement (UNESCO, 1994) was framed by a rights-based perspective on education. Although the Statement focused on children described as having ‘special needs’, it asserted from the outset its commitment to:

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Educational Technology Resources
This is is a blog that provides information about various educational technologies as well as free handouts on how to use use each one of them. the handouts can be downloaded in Word format and can be modified to meet the needs of teachers and educational technologists.So far, you can download handouts on Audacity, Blogger, Comic Life, Hot Potatoes, Glogster, Photostory 3, Voicethread, Voki and Wordle. The list is growing with new handouts added every month.
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15.220 Global Strategy and Organization (MIT)
Companies today confront an increasing array of choices regarding markets, locations for key activities, outsourcing and ownership modes, and organization and processes for managing across borders. This course provides students with the conceptual tools necessary to understand and work effectively in today's interconnected world by developing strategic perspectives that link this changing environment, the state of the global industry, and the capabilities and position of the firm. The goal of th
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10.5 Desire to help others

This is a less common motivation but it shows not everyone is driven by money.

In 1991 the inventor Trevor Baylis saw a BBC documentary about the spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa. What was needed was a way of broadcasting the safe-sex message to people in areas without electricity and where batteries for a radio could cost a month's wages. Solar power wouldn't necessarily help as most people who could get to a radio listened in the evening after work. While absorbing this information he ima
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Daylight Saving Time
Video describes the history of Daylight Saving Time.  The video discusses why daylight saving time happens and when it happens.  Shows students how the time change helps conserve. natural resourcesThe animated cartoon and live action video has a quick pace. . (2:56) 
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2.2 Analytical tools

To take matters forward, Davies and Ellison suggest the use of analytical tools to assist with practical target setting when data and information have been collected. They suggest some tools including ‘Boston Growth Matrix’ from the Boston Consulting Group and Little's ‘Lifecycle portfolio matrix’.

Perhaps most readers will be familiar with a SWOT analysis – strengths and weaknesses are usually internal while opportunities and threats are regarded as external factors. Davies a
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SP.723 D-Lab: Disseminating Innovations for the Common Good (MIT)
In the trilogy of D-Lab courses, D-Lab: Dissemination focuses on disseminating innovations among underserved communities, especially in developing countries. Students acquire skills related to building partnerships and piloting, financing, implementing, and scaling-up a selected innovation for the common good. The course is structured around MIT and outside competitions. Teams develop an idea, project or (social) business plan that is "ready to roll" by term's end. Course includes
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11.370 Brownfields Policy and Practice (MIT)
There are several hundred thousand Brownfield sites across the country. The large number of sites, combined with how a majority of these properties are located in urban and historically underserved communities, dictate that redevelopment of these sites stands to be a common theme in urban planning for the foreseeable future. Students form a grounded understanding of the Brownfield lifecycle: how and why they were created, their potential role in community revitalization, and the general processe
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