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4.6 Appreciating some implications for practice

I think for most people, the CSA case study would be experienced as a complex situation. If so this would be a good example of perceived complexity. Remember though, if you engaged with it as if it were a difficulty, just as the government minister did in Activity 42, you would not d
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5 Dice: Order of Operations Game App for iOS
'A math game intended for upper elementary and middle school students that helps students enjoy practicing their order of operations. The game encourages students to use higher order thinking to solve the "target" number by working backwards given the answer but not the equation. The best feature about this simple math game is that teachers are able to receive immediate feedback of their students’ progress through email.KEY FEATURES:- Multiplayer (wifi) Math Game! You can use up to 5 devic
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3.2 Shrews

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A-Bouncing We Will Go
In video, a librarian sings "A-Bouncing We Will Go", using a baby doll to demonstrate the appropriate motions. (00:52)
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6.5.2 Use a variety of search strategies and tools effectively

How you search for information will depend on the subject area as well as the libraries, databases and other sources available to you. Each subject area will have its own way of talking about relevant information and the relationships between different groupings of knowledge within the discipline. The indexing of information sources associated with the subject area is likely to stress those areas which are considered central to the subject area, but may ignore other areas which are seen as fr
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4.1.1 The transmitter

The transmitter receives a message from User 1 and manipulates it into data which can be sent into the network. The transmitter may also store or retrieve data relating to the message.

In the mobile phone system, the transmitter, which is User l's mobile phone, receives a message from User 1 in the form of sound. It manipulates the incoming sound into a data format suitable for sending into the mobile phone network. Even basic models of mobile phone handsets can store names and telephon
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1 People-centred designing

This unit provides a taster of one of the most important concerns in product design - that the things we interact with with are both understandable and usable.

3.2 Background

North of Edinburgh, in east Scotland, lie two great estuaries, the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Tay. The Firth of Forth begins at the ancient town of Stirling and runs 50 miles to the east, where it emerges into the North Sea. Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, is situated on the southern bank at the mouth of the estuary 30 miles east of Stirling (Author(s): The Open University

Camouflaging and Defense Skills
In this video, you will see many amazing camouflaging and defensive skills of a variety of sea creatures.  Through these adaptations these fish are able to escape or avoid their predators.  A great video that is narrated well.
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Ocean Tides
Tides are the rise and fall of the ocean's surface. Learn more about ocean tides in this educational video. The video briefly explains the causes of the tides, types of tides, and how often a tide occurs. More videos about tides can be found under the category and subcategories of Astronomy/Solar System/Earth's Moon/ Moon and Earth's Tides.  (00:55)
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Speaker(s): Professor Tariq Ramadan | In our globalised world, pluralism is a fact and equality, a hope. We need to start with the basic statement reminding every one of us that we are all equal and we should be treated with the same dignity, whatever our gender, our colour, our religion or our social status. This is elementary, yet forgotten day in, day out. Tariq Ramadan (@TariqRamadan) is a Swiss academic, philosopher and writer. He is Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies at Oxford Unive
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4.2 DDT: a classic case in ecotoxicology

DDT is very effective in controlling pests, being very toxic to insects, and is cheap to produce. Its effectiveness is enhanced because it is very persistent, remaining active in the environment for a long time. This increases its value as an insecticide to farmers because one application lasts a long time, but is also a major reason why it poses a threat to wildlife and to human health. Although the agricultural use of DDT was banned in most developed countries 30 years ago, it can still be
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1.3.8 Summary of section

  • During the 1970s and 1980s, countries such as Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan benefited from their low-cost advantages in the new global division of labour. Now, however, the gap between rich and poor nations is wider and competition in the world economy greater, prompting campaigning groups to argue that contemporary low-wage economies do not have the options for economic development that their predecessors had.

  • In the face of market fragment
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1.1 Introducing the decimal system of numbers

Many different systems for writing numbers have been developed over the history of humankind.

The easiest way of counting small numbers is to use your fingers, and for this reason many numerical systems, such as the decimal system, are based around the number ten. But what happens when you run out of fingers to count on?

Numbering systems get round this problem by using a system of scale in which many small units are represented by a single larger unit, and many of these la
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9.2 Background

Bellaby, P. (2003) ‘Communication and miscommunication of risk: understanding UK parents' attitudes to combined MMR vaccination’, British Medical Journal, 327, 27 September 2003, pp. 725–28. Reproduced by permission from the BMJ Publishing Group; Mary Evans Picture Library Ltd; P A Photos.

In 1998 Wakefield was the first to make the claim that autism and the MMR vaccine are linked.1 It is based on a dozen clinical cases of gastrointestinal disorders with w
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Virtual Maths, Brick Density, Water Displacement method video
Video demonstrating how to measure the density of a brick using the water displacement method.
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TALAT Lecture 2102.03: The Transmission Housing of an Inboard-Outboard Engine, Special Study: Castin
This lecture offers an example of product development. It imparts knowledge about different ways of casting aluminium and criteria for selecting casting methods; the heat treatment of aluminium; corrosion-proofing and surface treatment of cast alloys used in a saline environment and choice of alloy. It provides insight into how to develop a product using the general specificiations and the interaction between form, material and processing chain and ?the importance of being thoroughly familiar wi
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1.3 Designing alternative programmes and curricula

Assuming that both the content of mathematics and the processes need to be included in programmes and curricula, the problem becomes one of how a suitable curriculum can be structured. One possibility is to construct a very specific curriculum with clearly defined objectives for both content and processes separately, and possibly with suggested learning activities. However, content and process are two complementary ways of viewing the subject.

An alternative is to see the curriculum in
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