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Teaching Mathematics An introduction to Formulas, concepts and ideas in Math education. Practical theoretical concepts visualized at 6th – 7th grade level (DNS 2001) Index I. Introduction The importance of math education lies in the simple fact that all we see around us can be explained or understood with the help of math, mathematical formula’s and mathematical models. Relating the abstract concepts of mathematical formulas and models to real life represents a bigger challenge then the aforemen
Carnivalesque Resistance to Global Spectacle: A Critical Postmodern Theory of Public Administration April 12, 2001; Revised April 30, 2001 Pre-publication draft of article published in: Administrative Theory Praxis, Vol 23 (3): 431-458. Abstract I propose a critical postmodern application of Debord’s Spectacle and the carnivalesque of Bakhtin to the theatrics I see happening in city streets, on college campuses, and Internet resisting the new globalized economy. In the past decade pubic administ
The Effects of Ecstasy Ecstasy is a “psychedelic amphetamine,” whose popularity has risen over the past twenty years with its ability to alter human feelings. Ecstasy is the chemical, Methylenedioxy-N-Methamphetamine. It has many other names, such as MDMA, E, ETC, E, M, adam, bean, and roll. Taking this illegal drug can cause many negative effects that can damage your brain and life. The basic effects of ecstasy only last three to four hours. Most people find an extended period of two to six hou
The Latin Quarter CREATIVE BUSINESS PLAN FOR:“THE LATIN QUARTER” TABLE OF CONTENTS: I. Pre-Planning A. Store Concept Summary…………………………………… B. Mission Statement………………………………………….. C. Name of store and logo……………………………………. D. Customer Profile……………………………………………. E. Competitive Report………………………………….……… F. Location and site evaluation………………………………. G. Visual Strategy and design concept……………………… H. Management structure…………………………………….. I. Legal issues and insurance……………………………….. J. Financial evaluation……………
Baby Got Back “I like big butts and I cannot lie.” This lyric is synonymous with Baby Got Back. Rap in the 1990’s was somewhat more clean-cut than now, but this song was much more offensive than usual. They weren’t as parent-friendly as Aerosmith’s and Run DMC’s Walk this Way. In fact Walk this Way was considered a legendary song and video whereas Baby Got Back was just offensive. The video and song for Baby Got Back has a harmful influence on society, because it promotes harmful stereotypes aga
BLACK VS. BLACK Psychology of Racism Racism If you're White you're alright, if you're brown, stick around, if you're Black, stay back. You may not have ever heard that old saying, but many believe the feeling behind it is still as popular as the rhyme was generations ago; positive character traits are associated with light skin, while negative attributes and problems are connected to darker skin color. Many people believe that African Americans receive a great amount of discrimination from Cauca
TV influencing society Imagine that you are at school and your principal calls you to the office to give tou a message. The message was to go home because something bad has happened at your house. When you go home your parents tell you that little Johnny has died in a serious car accident. The police reports come to show that there were major skid marks depicting 180’s, high speed stops and burnouts near the scene of the accident, this all leads to the belief that he has learned these dangerous
Family talk show Radio talk shows have been an important component of American people’s lives. These shows have been around since the early 1920’s, at the very beginning of radio broadcasting. At that time, any show that did not contain music, or some sort of dramatic element, was considered a talk show. However, today’s standards are different. The talk show programs of today invite guests that are experts about the particular topics discussed. These expert guests give advice to the audience du
Consider the influences that have most affected the opinions and ways of life of young people in your country in recent years. The influences of any country can be seen though the culture of that country. The culture of a country can be said to be the completeness of the country, which includes knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, and any other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of society. The younger generation make it an object in their lives to be part of this culture and so
ISLAM AND WOMEN’S SEXUALITY: A RESEARCH REPORT FROM TURKEY The control over women’s sexuality through restriction, coercion, violence or more complicated forms of political and social manipulation remains the most powerful tool of patriarchy in the majority of societies. Religion is often misused, both as an instrument of this control mechanism and as a cultural system, to legitimize the violation of women’s human rights. However, concentrating on the role of religion in constructing women’s sex
Ku Klux Klan Racism is a major issue even today. Even though people say that beauty comes from inside most of us judge people by their appearance. Today we even separate the music and clothes, rap and baggy clothes are black style while rock and preppie clothes are considered white styles. But the question is how did all this began? Right after the Civil War some of the slave owners got frustrated with the defeat, because they didn't want to lose their slaves. But after they had to free all of t
THE PROS AND CONS OF THE LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA NOTE: THIS PAPER REC’D AN “A” grade at a Calif. Community College……YEAR 2002, Admin. Of Justice class…. The United States is a country full of controversy. It was even settled by people who had come from a country in the midst of controversy. Many controversial issues do not have a clear solution that makes everyone happy and oftentimes a compromise is essential in order to move on. When it comes to the controversy of legalizing marijuana, howev
Response to Globalization Globalization can be looked into many different various ways. It can be look as a process or method that is rapidly reshaping the world. Improved in technology and communication bring down the barriers separating between countries and government. The world becomes more interconnected more then ever in the past. It is easy to travel from one place to another with a million mile of distance. All kind of product can be found in all places in this world such as McDonald and
The Alcohol Drinking Age Should Not Be Lowered Every day we are bombarded with messages about alcohol. Information from all sources: school, parents, friends, commercials, music, newspapers, and magazines. But, sometimes there’s so much information it’s hard to figure out what’s true and what’s not. There are many opinions involving the minimum drinking age in our current community. Some people say that the minimum drinking age (21 years) should be lowered but have they ever considered what will
The Elected Officials Democracy, in theory is a great idea. The people elect their own leaders to represent them in the Government. Citizens elect these representatives to run the day-to-day operation of the Government. Also the people entrust the leaders they elect to uphold the ideals of the U.S Constitution. Even though these leaders do uphold the Constitution, there are too many negative aspects about these politicians. Many politicians are not what they seem to be. These people lie, cheat a
Violence in Video Games and Its Affects on Teens Ever since their conception, video games have contained violence; violence being to cause pain or death onto other beings. From early video games to the most advanced, violence plays an important role. Early games like Wonder Boy and Space Invaders contain violence. Space Invaders involves shooting and killing as many alien as possible. Wonder Boy has our hero killing monsters that vanish upon death. The hero is also subjected to violence as enemi
Bingo Want to play backseat bingo with that classy chassis that sits behind you in math? Throw a few keen words their way to really razz their berries. Translation: Want to mack on that hottie from math? Impress them with your kick ass vocab skillz. Slang is a root of pop culture. There are hundreds of different types of slanguage, but youth slang is the most common. Single words are able to define an entire decade. Chunks of America’s past are summed up with words like ducky, tubular, off da he
“Women” and RIGHTS The international organizations and communities made strong commitments to gender equality and the empowerment of women at United Nations conferences during the past decades. Many organizations have come ahead with their endeavor to equalize gender inequality. Results have been very little, not because of any lapses by them but the major obstacle to equal opportunity is the social structure that discourages women’s economic growth. Can be achieved only by joint efforts of pare
Youth Culture Introduction. It has been suggested that drug use has become normalised amongst young people over recent years? Acknowledgment towards, drugs nowadays is becoming more openly talked about and societies liberal approach into why young people take drugs and why young people create cultures are becoming mildly accepted. Many people will argue that drugs have always been a part of everyday life, and have been involved in many youth cultures, for example young people in the sixties whic
Essay One: Cause and Effect A few seasons back, Tiger Woods seemed unbeatable. On the most superficial level, the reason that no one seemed to be able to touch him was that he was simply better than anyone else. He made hitting an eagle seems as natural as walking. But of course playing golf isn’t inherently natural. The reason that he was able to play better than anyone else on the tour on such a consistent level was that he put in longer hours practicing as well as the fact that he practiced i
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) In this essay, I will begin by presenting the concept of Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Within this, I will discuss in detail the work of Reinartz and Kumar, as well as other influential writers, in order to provide broad theoretical underpinning to my analysis. Following on from this, I will critically assess the extent to which the implementation of an eCRM system can provide an organisation with a source of unique competitive advantage. I will u
Human Cloning is Wrong I bet many of you have seen Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Multiplicity, or many of the other movies that describe cloning. Most of what you see in these movies is false. What you don't know if that cloning could be dangerous, to the clone and to our society as a whole. It's unethical to have a human clone. What about identity? Humans are guaranteed the right to their own personality. What would happen if we overrode those rights by giving them someone else's genetic identity?
Discuss the issues of publishing pictures that have been altered using a computer. Picture and subject manipulations have been a part of photography since it was first invented. But because of computer technology, digital manipulations are relatively easy to accomplish, hard to detect and perhaps more alarming, alter the original image so that checking the authenticity of the picture is impossible. Some critics have predicted that in a few years, images -- whether still or moving -- will not be
Technology It is a very busy world out there in which we live in. With so many different things to do and different paths to go on, it is often overwhelming to pick and choose what to experience. Technology brings more to our doorsteps then can be imagined and pop culture is changing every day. But we have choices, right? Horkheimer and Adorno charge that we in fact do not and the effects of the culture-driven industry are more damaging than we think. Through fragmentation, dependence on technol
The impact of the Internet on our daily life There is a big influence of technique on our daily life. Electronic devices, multimedia and computers are things we have to deal with everyday. Especially the Internet is becoming more and more important for nearly everybody as it is one of the newest and most forward-looking media and surely “the” medium of the future. Therefore we thought that it would be necessary to think about some good and bad aspects of how this medium influences us, what impac
Working Habits In this presentation, we would like to discuss good working habit and bad working habit, their effects and how to have a good working habit. First of all, the question of what is good working habit and its efficiency should be considered. Good working habit means that you work with plan and order; you define which works are priority and which are less important. You can arrange work to finish them in time and therefore you can avoid being stressed from overload of unsolved works.
Albert Einstein Of all the scientists to emerge from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries there is one whose name is known by almost all living people. While most of these do not understand this man's work, everyone knows that its impact on the world of science is astonishing. Yes,many have heard of Albert Einstein's General Theory of relativity, but few know about the intriguing life that led this scientist to discover what some have called, The greatest single achievement of human thought.
Economic Consequences of Software Crime In 1996 worldwide illegal copying of domestic and international software cost $15.2 billion to the software industry, with a loss of $5.1 billion in the North America alone. Some sources put the total up-to-date losses, due to software crime, as high as $4.7 trillion. On the next page is a regional breakdown of software piracy losses for 1994. Estimates show that over 40 percent of North American software company revenues are generated overseas, yet nearly
American Essay What does it mean to be American? What makes it American? And how does it make us American? American stands for the beliefs, the music, as well as the people that come from this great nation. The beliefs of this great nation speak every language. These beliefs stretch from the furthest reaches of Africa to the city life of New York. These beliefs are pride, freedom, and equality. American means to be proud. It means to stand up for what you believe in and to fight for it who
Daniel Johns Daniel Johns is a guitar player. He was born in 1979. He has blonde hair and is 16 years old. One day he heard a song on the radio with a guitar solo in it. He thought it was cool, so he wanted to get a guitar. He didn't get one until about a year later. When he got the guitar Chris Jonnou, Ben Gillies, and he, were bored. So they decided to start a band. When they did they made up a song called Tomorrow. They entered it into a contest that was held in their city. The judges loved
Nirvana Nirvana was a band until one of the band members died. He killed himself because he was on to much drugs. His name was Kurt Cobain. He was born on February 20, 1967. He met two other people and they became a band. Their names are Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl. They were very successful in music. They played alternative music. Their first album was Bleach. It was releases on June 1989. It was a big hit. From the success of the album the went on tour in England. Then the released another
Half Brained Your brain has two sides. And each has a distinctly different way of looking at the world. Do you realize that in order for you to read this article, the two sides of your brain must do completely different things? The more we integrate those two sides, the more integrated we become as people. Integration not only increases our ability to solve problems more creatively, but to control physical maladies such as epilepsy and migranes, replace certain damaged brain functions and even
Jazz And Classical Music Upon entering a modern record store, one is confronted with a wide variety of choices in recorded music. These choices not only include a multitude of artists, but also a wide diversity of music categories. These categories run the gamut from easy listening dance music to more complex art music. On the complex side of the scale are the categories known as Jazz and Classical music. Some of the most accomplished musicians of our time have devoted themselves to a lifelong
William Shakespeare was a great English playwright, dramatist and poet who lived during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Shakespeare is considered to be the greatest playwright of all time. No other writer's plays have been produced so many times or read so widely in so many countries as his. Shakespeare was born to middle class parents. His father, John, was a Stratford businessman. He was a glove maker who owned a leather shop. John Shakespeare was a well known and respected
Bill Clinton was born William Jefferson Blythe III on August 19, 1946, in the small town of Hope, Arkansas. He was named after his father, William Jefferson Blythe II, who had been killed in a car accident just three months before his son's birth. Needing a way to support herself and her new child, Bill Clinton's mother, Virginia Cassidy Blythe, moved to New Orleans, Louisiana, to study nursing. Bill Clinton stayed with his mother's parents in Hope. There his grandparents, Eldrigde and Edith Cas
Propaganda in China during the Cultural Revolution took on many forms; there were mass Red Guard demonstrations in Tianamen Square in support of Mao Zedong, pictures of Mao were put up in every conceivable location from restaurants to the wallpaper in nurseries, and pamphlets and books of Mao's teachings were distributed to every Chinese citizen. One of these propaganda publications Quotations from Chairman Mao which later became known as the Little Red Book contained quotes from Mao Zedong and
Current copright and patent laws are inapropriate for computer software; their imposition slows down software development and reduces competition. From the first computer as we know them, the ENIAC, computer software has become more and more important. From thousands of bytes on miles of paper to millions of bytes on a thin piece of tin foil sandwitched between two pieces of plastic, software has played an important part in the world. Computers have most likely played an important role in all ou
Music Influence On Society Music has been around for thousands of years. Music appeals to everyone. When was the last time you have heard someone say, I hate all music. ? Lately though music has been criticized for corrupting teen's minds. Rap is being blamed for all the crimes and murders in cities all over America and heavy metal is being blamed for giving teens only dark images and thoughts in their minds. Although the media and public criticize rap and rock music and blame the music for infl
Robert Schumann Robert Alexander Schumann was born in the small riverside town of Zwickau, Saxony, in 1810.The youngest of five children, Robert Schumann was brought up in comfortable, middle-class respectability. As a child, he apparently exhibited no remarkable abilities. At the age of six, Robert was sent to the local preparatory school, run by Archdeacon Dohner. He had in fact already begun his education, with the young tutor who gave lessons in exchange for board and lodging at the Schumann
DEEP WOODS Dusk has fallen, and now it�s just starting to penetrate the canopy of the forest. The trees seem to be dancing to the music of the evening breeze and the gentle rustle of leafs compliment the overall atmosphere. The songs of birds have been totally replaced by an orchestra of crickets and other insects, and I seem to be their sole audience. My eyes peer into the gloom trying to make out what lies ahead, without much success. Soon I realize that I have to let my other senses take ov
Harrison Bergeron �Everybody was finally equal. They were not only equal before God and the law. They were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else.� This is a short, but powerful excerpt from the short story Harrison Bergeron. Not only does it make you wonder why everyone is equal, but as well makes you wonder how did everyone become equal? In the short story and the movie, Kurt
Einstein Of all the scientists to emerge from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries there is one whose name is known by almost all living people. While most of these do not understand this man's work, everyone knows that its impact on the world of science is astonishing. Yes, many have heard of Albert Einstein's General Theory of relativity, but few know about the intriguing life that led this scientist to discover what some have called, The greatest single achievement of human thought. Einst
Key Prepartions For College Life In today�s society it is important to receive a college education to join the workforce. However, the transition from high school to college can be a very intimidating experience for many students. To make the college transition less frightening, students can take several precautions while still in high school. These precautions include participating in extracurricular activities, taking challenging courses, as well as developing good time management skills. Pa
Limon Dance Company Limon Dance Company is the nation�s oldest modern-dance company. Jose Limon established Limon in 1946. In the beginning the company only survived by word of mouth but eventually grew to be one of the Nations best and well-known Modern Dance Company�s. The Limon Dance Company survived with many of its original dance�s intact, these dances preserve the legacy of mid-century choreographers and showed the Company�s talent. The three pieces that the Limon Company performed
The Ideals Of Instrumental Music At one point in the study of the Romantic period of music, we come upon the first of several apparently opposing conditions that plague all attempts to grasp the meaning of Romantic as applied to the music of the 19th century. This opposition involved the relation between music and words. If instrumental music is the perfect Romantic art, why is it acknowledged that the great masters of the symphony, the highest form of instrumental music, were not Romantic compo
Ludwig Van Beethoven Ludwig van Beethoven was, and remains today, an Olympian figure in the history of classical music. His influence on the last 150 years of music is unequalled; while generaly a member of the Classicist fold, he was in fact the first Romantic, and pre-figured virtually all music that followed the Romantic era as well. Perhaps no other composer in history wrote music of such exhilarating power and expressiveness; certainly no other composer did so against greater odds. Beethove
Mp3 MP3 Subject: MP3 One of the most exciting and innovative ways to get music these days is not in the mall and not at a huge mega electronic store, it's not even by a mail order CD club, it sits right on a desk and can allow you access to almost any kind of music available right in our home. Technology is changing the way we listen to music now downloading an MP3 from the Internet is as easy if not a lot easier than going to the store and buying the CD. An MP3 is a near CD quality digital reco
Music In The United States With the start of the 20th century music began to play a huge part in the rapidly maturing United States. The music of the 20th century was not only there to entertain the people but it was more. It was used now to influence and manipulate the listeners, the artists had a goal to entertain and to enlighten the listener so that they could get their messages heard. Music is one of the best ways to advertise and to expand ideas, and many artists knew this. Music rapidly i
No Sex Our group chose �Speak To The Hand� by Lakita Garth. This song talks about the health risks of casual sex, and sexual encounters. We chose it because of it�s positive message and the good results that would take place in the event this concept would be heeded. We also chose it because of it�s rapid, up beat tempo that stimulates movement, which is an excellent way to keep fit. First of all, the message that is being exhibited is that abstinence should be exercised, no sex is the s
Percussion Drums are among the oldest musical instruments. The best known of percussion instruments, they are found throughout the world and in a great variety of shapes and sizes. A drum normally consists of a skin or other membrane, called a head, which is stretched over an enclosed space or over one or both ends of a hollow vessel. Exceptions include the African slit drum, made from a hollowed-out tree trunk, and the Caribbean steel drum, made from a metal barrel. Drums are usually played by