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above the fold

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Business and Management.

When a Web page is displayed in a browser the area of the page that is displayed is referred to as being above the fold. The contents that lie below are known as below the fold. The term is...

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Abraham Wald

Overview page. Subjects: Probability and Statistics — Economics.

(1902–50; b. Cluj, Romania; d. Travancore, India)

Hungarian geometer and statistician. Wald gained his PhD in geometry in 1931 from U Vienna. In 1938, on the Nazi seizure of...

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access point

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Business and Management.

A hardware device that enables the access to a network using wireless technology. Sometimes referred to as a wireless access point.

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Acland, James (1799–1876)

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Probability and Statistics. 8 words.

See McCalmont, Frederick Haynes

Anti-Corn Law League

Acrobat

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Business and Management.

A software application produced by Adobe Inc., used for producing and viewing electronic documents. The file format, known as PDF (portable document format), allows an exact reproduction of...

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Addressing continuing mathematical deficiencies with advanced mathematical diagnostic testing

Michael Carr, Eoin Murphy, Brian Bowe and Eabhnat Ní Fhloinn.

in Teaching Mathematics and its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA

June 2013; p ublished online April 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Mathematics; Education. 0 words.

Dublin Institute of Technology offers students a number of different routes into engineering, allowing many non-standard entrants the opportunity to study the discipline provided they...

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adhocracy

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Business and Management.

An organization characterized by an absence of bureaucratic structures and rigid rule-based procedures. An adhocracy will develop new structures and working methods to meet each new goal or...

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Adrain, Robert (1775–1843), mathematician and university teacher

Stephen M. Stigler.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mathematics; Education. 955 words.

Adrain, Robert (1775–1843), mathematician and university teacher, was born on 30 September 1775 in Carrickfergus, Ireland, the eldest of five children. His father, a teacher and maker of...

adware

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Business and Management.

Software that is associated with adverts. Typically adware will display adverts on Web pages, monitor the access to the adverts and carry out financial calculations which result in the...

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affiliate program

Overview page. Subjects: Computing — Business and Management.

A system that pays a percentage of the sales revenue from an online computer purchase to the website that suggested the purchase. This differs from a sponsorship program in that payment is...

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A-Level Mathematics Examinations as a Fair Assessment of the Needs of Students Post-GCSE Intermediate and Higher Tiers

SUE CHANDLER.

in Teaching Mathematics and its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA

December 1997; p ublished online December 1997 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Mathematics; Education. 0 words.

Mathematics provision post GCSE for those going on to university needs to prepare students for degrees with a high mathematics content and degrees with less mathematical content. A-level...

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Alexander, (Conel) Hugh O'Donel (1909–1974), chess player and cryptanalyst

Harry Golombek.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Hobbies, Games, Arts and Crafts; Numerical and Computational Mathematics. 1551 words.

Alexander, (Conel) Hugh O'Donel (1909–1974), chess player and cryptanalyst, was born in Cork on 19 April 1909, the eldest of four children of Conel William Long Alexander (1879–1920),...

Algebra and Symbol Sense in the Formation of Engineers

Rosamund Sutherland.

in Teaching Mathematics and its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA

December 1999; p ublished online December 1999 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Mathematics; Education. 0 words.

This paper presents an analysis of the educational reforms of the 1980s and 90s, which resulted in a decreasing emphasis on teaching and learning algebra in schools. The argument is made...

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Allen, Thomas (1540?–1632), mathematician and antiquary

A. J. Turner.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Mathematics. 933 words.

Allen, Thomas (1540?–1632), mathematician and antiquary, was probably born on 21 December 1540 (though some sources suggest 1542) at Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, the son of William Allen. His...

Alternating series convergence: a visual proof

Richard H. Hammack and David W. Lyons.

in Teaching Mathematics and its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA

June 2006; p ublished online June 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Mathematics; Education. 0 words.

We describe a picture proof of the Alternating Series Test which uses simple comparisons of areas of rectangles to establish convergence.

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The Amazing Mr. Stirling

ADRIAN OLDKNOW.

in Teaching Mathematics and its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA

June 1997; p ublished online June 1997 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Mathematics; Education. 0 words.

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0.4971 and All That-Is there Life after the Calculator?

PETER MITCHELL.

in Teaching Mathematics and its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA

December 1997; p ublished online December 1997 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Mathematics; Education. 0 words.

This article is an attempt to assess the status and use of the hand-held calculator in the current school curriculum, and to comment on current proposals to restrict its use in the...

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angel

Overview page. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services — Computing.

An investor in a high-risk enterprise. Traditionally, the term was applied to the financial backers of stage productions but it is now used increasingly for investors in e-business.

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Angle concept: a high school and tertiary longitudinal perspective to minimize obstacles

Marita Barabash.

in Teaching Mathematics and its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA

March 2017; p ublished online May 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Mathematics; Mathematical Education; Education. 13581 words.

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The concept of angle emerges in numerous forms as the learning of mathematics and its applications advances through the high school and tertiary...

Applicable problems in the history of mathematics: practical examples for the classroom

Behnaz Savizi.

in Teaching Mathematics and its Applications: An International Journal of the IMA

March 2007; p ublished online March 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Mathematics; Education. 0 words.

This text has been centered on two main ideas: the specifications of a good problem to be introduced in a classroom; and according to Freudethal's view, the importance of teaching the...

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