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This paper looks at the life and work of Karl Gauss. This paper also looks at his theory on plate tectonics, the theory of Motion of heavenly bodies and several other theories that were developed during his lifetime.

Mathematicians Life and Works: Karl Gauss

There are many well known mathematicians from history whose work is well known and position widely recognised. However, . . . .

Education of Abbasid

Today, the majority of high school students hope to finish college one day. This is a realistic dream for many, as there is an established education system that gives students a choice of career paths and training. The modern world if full of universities and training centers. However, the world was not always like this. Many centuries ago, education was limited to . . . .

In his autobiography, Benjamin Franklin outlines what he thinks it means to be a successfull American. In this book, he describes how he overcame early challengs, such as poor math and grammar. He presents the idea, that a combination of constitution and through the sheer force of will, any disability or disadvantage can be overcome. For Benjamin Franklin,there was but one definition of . . . .

The Writings of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin is most often regarded for his role as a founding father. Franklin drafted and then later signed the Declaration of Independence. While this may have been Franklin's most important act, there are many others he should be remembered for. Franklin was an influential man and responsible for many changes in society, changes that formed the . . . .

If standardized, national testing is implemented for students in elementary schools and secondary schools, the United States government will be making a statement that American students will leave their elementary and secondary schools having demonstrated competency in challenging subject matter including English, mathematics, science, history, and geography. In route to this, it will be shown . . . .

Fractal Geometry is a somewhat new branch of mathematics that was developed in 1980 by Benoit B. Mandelbrot, a research mathematician in I.B.M.'s Thomas Day Watson laboratory in New York. Mandelbrot was experimenting with the theories of Gaston Julia, a French mathematician when he discovered the fractal set was discovered.

Julia dedicated his life to the study of the iteration of . . . .

Robert Nozick in his book The Examined Life considers in one chapter "The Nature of God, the Nature of Faith," a major philosophical issue that has been addressed through history by many philosophers. Nozick himself cites Descartes in his introduction and then develops the idea of God, considers how that conception was formed, why it persists, and how it has been tested and might be tested. We . . . .

Introduction

The archetypal scene of the educational process is for most of us a child and a teaching sitting next to each other, their heads bowed together intently over a book. It is an island, in this high-tech world in which we live, of the low-tech: A world that depends upon communication and human interactions rather than machines and gadgets. Education seems to be one of those . . . .

Rene Descartes: Why Psychology Cannot be a Science Like Physics

The philosophies and concepts presented in Rene Descartes' Meditations on First Philosophy illustrate several reasons why psychology cannot be a science like physics. These concepts include that truths are based on clear and distinct ideas, that the mind is not an object but a separate entity, that human psychology is a . . . .

ABSTRACTS: This is a paper about an interview with a high school guidance counselor concerning student testing and performance. The school has three different testing methods: Plan for sophomores, PAST Preliminary for SAT exams, and End of Instructions after English II and U.S. History. The types of school career development programs are mentioned.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

How does the . . . .

On the Right Track

Arguments Against Tracking of Low-Ability Math Students

Poor student performance is one of the most pressing problems in American education today. In particular, math and science scores lag behind those of other developed nations. Without a proper understanding of math, and mathematical concepts, today's students will find themselves unable to compete in an . . . .

Descartes method of doubt provides a powerful tool for attempting to determine the fundamental nature of reality. In Meditations I and II, Descartes uses the method of doubt in order to attempt to determine which beliefs and opinions are true. In order to do this, he proposes a series of skeptical hypotheses, each aimed at determining if we can trust our specific faculties of sense, reason, . . . .

Arguments Against Student Tracking

Student tracking involves categorizing students according to their learning ability and placing them in classes based on this. Advanced students are placed together and students of lower ability are placed together. While this is common practice in schools there are several education bodies calling for its abolition. There are several reasons given for . . . .

The Correlation of Parental Involvement and Academic Achievement

Introduction

History of the Parents' Involvement

Background Overview

Growing Public Awareness

Research Findings on Procedural Progress

The Ongoing Effect

Development of Academics under the Perspective of Parental Involvement

The Montessori System

The Philosophy behind . . . .

Plato: Life, Philosophies, and Influence

A. Time Period Plato Lived In.

Plato was born in 428 BC and grew up in a time of major political change in Ancient Greece. The Peloponnesian War began a few years after he was born and continued until he was twenty. Plato would have been liable to serve in the military after 407 BC and it is thought that he probably served in the final . . . .

This paper presents a detailed examination of educational theory by comparing and contrasting two authors of education theory with the Montessori method of teaching. The writer explores all three ideas and discusses their similarities. The writer used four sources to complete this paper.

INTRODUCTION

Since the advent of the educational system there have been many changes . . . .

Self-fulfilling Prophecies and Communication

Does the full moon really effect one's behavior? Does Friday the 13th really deserve extra precaution? Is a Harvard professor wiser than say an Appalachian hermit? Or is someone who abandons their life of wealth and fame, suffering from mental illness? Is one race or gender more adept at a particular profession than another? There is no . . . .

Henry David Thoreau did not live a long life, however, he is perhaps America's most famous and beloved philosopher, rebel, and environmentalist. In 1846, he protested against slavery and the Mexican War by not paying his taxes and spent a night in jail (Thoreau pg). Thoreau said, He said, "It costs me less in every sense to incur the penalty of disobedience to the State than it would to obey . . . .

Sine, Cosine, and Tangent

When using trigonometric functions, the three sides of a right triangle (opposite, adjacent and hypotenuse) are identified in relation to a chosen angle. The trigonometric functions (sine, cosine, and tangent) are then defined in relation to the three sides of the right triangle.

The word "sine" comes from the Latin word "sinus," which means a bend or . . . .

APPLICATION ESSAY

If we carefully study some of the most influential changes in the modern times, we would notice that most of them are intricately connected with economics. Economics can often single-handedly change the course of events because it is extremely powerful in its influence and this is the reason why I have chosen this subject as my major. I developed interest in economics . . . .

Strategies for Multiple Learning Styles of Elementary School Children

Introduction

As educationalists search for ways to improve the modern educational system and to eradicate the problems in it, it is indispensable for them to investigate the causality of these problems and system's shortcomings (Becher, 1986). It is apparent that the drawbacks do not come into being completely . . . .

History of Cryptography

Kids decoder rings in cereal boxes, the puzzles in the comic pages of the daily newspapers and high-tech encryption all have something in common, they are all variations of cryptography. Ever since the early days of civilization, people have been trying to encode massages to keep secrets from falling into the hands of the wrong person. Today the science and math . . . .

Mayan Bloodletting

Bloodletting, or drawing blood from one's body in search of a higher spiritual existence, was a rather routine practice during the Maya civilization. Through its beginning, its peak, and its ruin, bloodletting was something done in reverence for their gods, and done out of respect for their religious beliefs. Despite its appearance, bloodletting is not a savage, . . . .

Whole Class Remediation and Grouping for Instruction in Elementary School

Review of the Related Literature

This following questions framed this review of the related literature: (a) Does research support the efficacy of grouping students according to ability? and (b) are there examples of programs for remediation which are research based and produce positive results?

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Development in Ghana

Case Study One: Blunch and Verner (Determinants of Literacy)

How does a country make progress? The answers seem to be obvious on paper - if difficult to effect in the world itself. Those of us who are citizens of the First World tend to believe that we understand what is required for a nation to "develop." But Blunch and Verner, in their study of literacy and . . . .

Bertrand Russell

This idea of weapons of mass extermination is utterly horrible and is something, which no one with one spark of humanity can tolerate. I will not pretend to obey a government, which is organizing a mass massacre of mankind.

Why I Am Not a Christian, and Other Essays on Religion and Related Subjects

Life summary

Bertrand Russell was born into one of . . . .

MLPS QOS vs. ATM QOS

Introduction

Quality of Service (QOS) is best defined as the performance attributes of an end-to-end flow of data (Zheng, 2001). The particular elements of QOS depend on the information that is being transported. For example, QOS for voice defines limits on specific parameters such as delay, delay variation, packet loss, and availability.

In the past, . . . .

Education is the central component in forming a society that is affluent in every way. Educators make education an obtainable goal. The purpose if this discussion is to explore the personal philosophy of an educator. We will investigate; how the educator believes children learn, how his beliefs are demonstrated through hid teaching and classroom concepts, and how his teaching techniques are . . . .

Exchange Rate Volatility and International Trade

Introduction

The foreign exchange rate market offers investors a chance to make a considerably larger return on their investment than any other market in the world. However, along with these potential gains comes a considerable risk as well. Foreign exchange rates are extremely volatile and dependent on many variables. . . . .

Sir Isaac Newton: The Story of a Scientist and a Scholar

The Life of Isaac Newton, by Richard Westfall, is a condensation of a much more detailed work, Never at Rest. By editing out a significant portion of the mathematics, Westfall provides a shorter version of his research that is more understandable to the general audience (iv). What is left is a highly detailed portrait of the . . . .

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