This book is not simply a collection of teaching ideas and activities. It
describes an approach to teaching and learning mathematics.
This book can be best used as part of an approach to teaching using a
plan or scheme of work to guide your teaching. This book is only one
resource out of several that can be used to help you with ideas for
activities and teaching methods to meet the needs of all pupils and to
raise standards of achievement.
All these changes have a huge impact on the way the database
query optimizer works. Having user-defined functions deep in-
side the query plans makes cost estimation problematic. Having
real data with high skew has always been problematic, but in this
new world the relational operators are just the outer loop of a non-
procedural program that should be executed with the least cost
and in parallel.
Cost-based static-plan optimizers continue...
We conducted focus groups in the Plan stage of the Kleimann’s Information Design Model.
Starting this project by conducting two focus groups enabled us to gather exploratory,
baseline information on consumers’ awareness of, history with, and general understanding
about financial privacy notices. Focus groups are helpful in the Plan stage because they help
us generate hypotheses and assist in the project development by providing valuable opinions,
feedback, and insights into where to concentrate the study.
The cylinder is cooled so that, when it is heated by friction, the midpoint of the high and low
temperatures will be at room temperature. In the first half of the experiment, therefore, heat
will be transferred from the room air into the cooler cylinder. As the cylinder heats beyond
room temperature though, heat will be transferred out of the cylinder back into the room
atmosphere. By letting the change in cylinder temperature be symmetrical about the room
temperature, the quantity of heat transferred to and from the cylinder and room should be
Journalists are highly dependent upon individuals and organizations (including government
officials, agencies and nongovernmental organizations) for a steady and reliable flow of
newsworthy information. This flow of information makes news production more predictable,
efficient and profitable. When this flow is blocked (for example, when traditional news
sources are unavailable for comment or do not respond within the journalist’s deadline),
journalists are more likely to seek other sources, which may be less authoritative, accurate,
responsible or reliable....
In addition, the fact that there have been few studies investigating the efficacy of
conversational implicature to enhance Japanese high school students’ communicative
competence was another cause for me to start this research. Though some experimental
studies have been done (see Bouton,1992; Broersma, 1994; Kubota, 1995; and Taguchi,
2007), the subjects of their research were university students and immigrants. Few people
seem to have examined students’ development of communicative ability in Japanese high
Safety training will be presented by the Design-Builder’s Safety Manager. Safety training
includes orientation training, daily “Short course” field toolbox meetings, a monthly “Stand
down” safety meeting, and as-needed training such as railroad safety training.
Design quality training is presented by the DQAM. There may be different versions: one for the
management staff to understand the quality requirements of design; another is for design staff to
develop a detailed understanding of the quality process.
To better understand the sources of outperformance, we undertake an attribution analysis
that decomposes investor returns into that from (1) the selection of Pan-European funds, (2) the
selection of country funds, (3) the selection of sector funds, and (4) the timing of country weights
implied by the selection of country funds. This analysis shows that the superior returns associated
with the macroeconomic-driven strategies arise from the last three sources of performance, and
not from choosing Pan-European funds.
In November 2009, EIF issued a working paper on the European microfinance market. In this
study, we found that there are wide spectra of final beneficiaries and intermediaries and
concluded that there is no common microfinance business model in Europe. While our findings
suggested that the microfinance market is immature and fragmented, they also pointed to its
growing importance as a market segment with a potential to counter poverty and unemployment
while fostering financial and social inclusion.
To quantify the impact of luck on mutual fund performance, we use the False Discovery
Rate (F DR) introduced by Benjamini and Hochberg (1995) in the statistical
literature. The F DR measures the proportion of lucky funds among the funds with significant
estimated alphas. We extend this methodology by developing a new approach
which allows us to separately compute the F DR among funds with significant positive
estimated alphas (called hereafter the best funds) and funds with significant negative
estimated alphas (called hereafter the worst funds)....
The Commission, in the Single Market Act
(SMA) undertook to put in train several
measures to ensure investment funds focused on funding social undertakings can flourish.
The current proposal on a European framework for social investment funds is one initiative
that delivers on that commitment.
The principal aim is to increase the effectiveness of the fundraising by social investment
funds, and to achieve a high level of clarity as to the characteristics that distinguish social
investment funds from the wider category of alternative investment funds.
Water is the most precious commodity- but paradoxically abundant enough for its true
value to be overlooked or under appreciated (about 80% of the Earth surface is
covered by water) in those areas of the earth where water is scarce, issues surrounding
Its use is a matter of life and death oftenly leading to conflicts between the riparian
and any interested party. Eg.the pastoral communities and in the Middle East over the
use of the River Jordan waters.
Lake Naivasha is in Naivasha municipality Naivasha Division, Nakuru District in Rift
Valley Province in Kenya.
Do a Google search for “Free PMP Exam Questions”. Go ahead – do it. What do you
see? You find that almost all of the sites out there will give away just a few questions as
advertisement for an online training course or a book or something really expensive that
might help you pass the PMP exam. That bothered us when we were studying for the
exam ourselves, and it still bothers us now.
We really like the idea of a project management community, where people use the
same vocabulary to talk about the job, and help each other grow professionally....
In its 2008 World development report on agriculture and development, the World Bank noted that three
out of four people in developing countries are living in rural areas, accounting for nearly half
of the world’s population. An estimated 86 percent of people living in rural areas consider
agriculture their main source of livelihood since they depend on it to provide for their daily
needs. The agricultural sector is therefore a driving force for income generation and job
creation, and continues to play a vital role for economic growth and sustainable development.
In particular, the management is under an obligation to ensure the audit
committee is kept properly informed, and should take the initiative in
supplying information rather than waiting to be asked. The board
should make it clear to all directors and staff that they must cooperate
with the audit committee and provide it with any information it
Sector Approaches and Sector Programmes have been
labelled over time in different ways: SIPs (Sector
Investment Programmes), SDPs (Sector Development
Programmes), Sector Expenditure Programmes, and
more recently SWAp (Sector Wide Approach). In spite
of the varied terminology, there are key principles on
which there is agreement in the international donor
Firstly, it is accepted that they should be led by
partner governments. Secondly, they have the
common goal of improving the efficiency and
effectiveness with which internal and external
resources are utilised.
such a fund is determined according to a pre-ranking of all fund alphas, a correct inference
about its alpha must take into account the entire cross-section of the fund alphas3.
In this context, they advocate to use a bootstrap procedure, and conclude that they
account for luck in the sense that they correctly compute the p-values of the individual
funds4. This definition of luck is not related to the issue of multiple testing investigated
in this paper.
Databases are encapsulated by business logic. Before the advent
of stored-procedures, all the business logic ran in the transaction
processing monitor which was the middle tier of the classic three-
tier presentation-application-data architecture. With stored pro-
cedures, the TP-monitors were disintermediated by two-tiered
client/server architectures. The emergence of web-servers and
HTTP brought three-tier architectures back to center stage – in
Are you the first Volunteer at this school? If not, did your predecessors leave any written
comments on the school? Can you negotiate your timetable and teaching load with your
supervisor? What is the dress code? What is the system for taking leave of absence? Outside of
your teaching responsibilities, are you expected to proctor examinations or organize extra-
curricular activities? Does the school have a discipline code? A master of discipline? How do
other teachers deal with infringements of the discipline code? Who is responsible for roll call?
How often are quizzes giv...
After the design package has been checked and audited, the Design Manager distributes the
review submittal package via Document Control to all applicable reviewers along with a Review
Comment Summary and Resolution form (Form RCSR), see Section 188.8.131.52 below. The review
package transmittal letter specifies the date the comments are due and the date of the Comment
Resolution Meeting. 10 business days are allowed for each Preliminary Design Submittal review
and 10 business days are allowed for the Final Design Submittal review.