This unit focuses on your initial encounters with research. It invites you to think about how perceptions of mathematics have influenced you in your prior learning, your teaching and the attitudes of learners.

This study unit is an adapted extract from the Open University course ME825 Researching mathematics learning.

Author(s): The Open University

Virtual Maths - Numbers, 2D Elipse simulation tool
Interactive simulation tool demonstrating formula for calculating the area of an elipse
Author(s): Leeds Metropolitan University

TALAT Lecture 2102.01: A Floodlight for an Offshore Oil Platform, Special Study: Extruding Aluminium
This lecture offers an example of product development. It imparts knowledge about the design possibilities inherent in aluminium sections and the choice of alloy. It gives insight into how to develop a product using the general specifications and the interaction between form, material and processing chain; the importance of being thoroughly familiar with the different design materials, their processing possibilities and properties. The lecture is recommended for those situations, where a brief,
Author(s): TALAT,Helga Daler, Skanaluminium, Oslo, Norway,Sig

Just as we may plot the position-time graph or the displacement-time graph of a particular motion, so we may plot a velocity-time graph for that motion. By convention, velocity is plotted on the vertical axis (since velocity is the dependent variable) and time (the independent variable) is plotted on the horizontal axis. In the special case of uniform motion, the velocity-time graph takes a particularly simple form - it is just a horizontal line, i.e. the gradient is zero. Examples are
Author(s): The Open University

6.777J Design and Fabrication of Microelectromechanical Devices (MIT)
6.777J / 2.372J is an introduction to microsystem design. Topics covered include: material properties, microfabrication technologies, structural behavior, sensing methods, fluid flow, microscale transport, noise, and amplifiers feedback systems. Student teams design microsystems (sensors, actuators, and sensing/control systems) of a variety of types, (e.g., optical MEMS, bioMEMS, inertial sensors) to meet a set of performance specifications (e.g., sensitivity, signal-to-noise) using a realistic
Author(s): Livermore, Carol,Voldman, Joel

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Education for Sustainable Development: a workshop for HE GEES Departments
This resource has been repurposed for the Educational Development Open Resources (EDOR) project, one of the OMAC Strand JISC/HEA UKOER Phase II Programme. This resource is based on a series of workshops on ESD that have been run by the HEA GEES Subject Centre for UK GEES departments over the last 7 years. It is increasingly expected that all graduates should have a good understanding of the importance of sustainable development and its implications for the workshop and lifestyles. For the GEES d
Author(s): Brian Chalkley,Yolande Knight

Paul Dolan: happy ever after [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Paul Dolan, Professor Tali Sharot | Paul Dolan launches his new book, Happy Ever After, exploring the narratives society installs in us, using good evidence to debunk bad stories. Paul Dolan (@profpauldolan) is Professor of Behavioural Science at the LSE where he currently serves as head of the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science. Tali Sharot is a Professor Cognitive Neuroscientist at the Department of Experimental Psychology, University College London, wher
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Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1300-1541: volume 12 - Introduction and errata
Contains an introduction and errata for the Fasti volumes for the period 1300-1541.
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Enterprise in the sports industry
This presentation discusses Drucker's thesis that failure is a "good thing" if the opportunities that arise from such failure allow the development of personal and enterprise skills
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Japan in huge rare earth find
July 7 - Japanese scientists claim discovery of vast deposits of rare earth minerals in the Pacific Ocean, but analysts say extraction is costly and may take decades. Arnold Gay reports.
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In Our Time: The Great War at 100, Session 1 | Mahindra Humanities Center
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Seminar on Violence and Non-Violence In Our Time: The Great War at 100 For more information, visit http://mahindrahumanities.fas.harvard.edu/content/our-time-great-war-100.
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Woman arrested for stabbing U.S. teacher in Abu Dhabi
Police in the UAE arrest a local woman on suspicion of stabbing to death an American teacher in a bathroom at an Abu Dhabi shopping mall. Jillian Kitchener 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 across topics including business, financial, national, and internati
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Smuggling has often played a pivotal role in important events and episodes in American history, writes Mark Thornton. This audio Mises Daily is narrated by Clay Barnett.

Actions Verbs
This teacher-made video demonstrates students acting out simple action verbs .Â  Some of the verbs include screaming, laughing, and running.Â  Action verbs are not defined in this video. ( 01:16)
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Virtual Maths, Cylinder - Calculating Volume and Height
Interactive exercise demonstrating how to calculate the volume and height of a cylinder (includes links to other useful resources)
Author(s): Leeds Metropolitan University

6.090 Building Programming Experience: A Lead-In to 6.001 (MIT)
This course will serve as a two-week aggressively gentle introduction to programming for those students who lack background in the field. Specifically targeted at students with little or no programming experience, the course seeks to reach students who intend to take 6.001 and feel they would struggle because they lack the necessary background. The main focus of the subject will be acquiring programming experience: instruction in programming fundamentals coupled with lots of practice problems. L
Author(s): Vandiver, Benjamin