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Advanced Calculus
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Some of the topics that this book addresses are: Vector spaces; finite-dimensional vector spaces; differential calculus; compactness and completeness; scalar product space; differential equations; multilenear functionals; integration; differentiable manifolds; integral calculus on manifolds; exterior calculus.

Note: this is a 57 MB PDF Document.

Subject:
Calculus
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Harvard University
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Individual Authors
Author:
Sternberg Shlomo and Lynn Loomis
Advanced Statistics
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This course is oriented toward US high school students. The course is divided into 10 units of study. The first five units build the foundation of concepts, vocabulary, knowledge, and skills for success in the remainder of the course. In the final five units, we will take the plunge into the domain of inferential statistics, where we make statistical decisions based on the data that we have collected.

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Statistics and Probability
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Full Course
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The Saylor Foundation
Agricultural Business Model
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***LOGIN REQUIRED*** Students will learn about agricultural business operation and management. Topics will include accounting, finance, economics, business organization, marketing, and sales. Students will learn about agricultural business operation and management. Topics will include accounting, finance, economics, business organization, marketing, and sales.

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Business and Communication
Finance
Management
Forestry and Agriculture
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Full Course
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Butte County Office of Education
Provider Set:
CTE Online
Agriscience / Intro to Agriculture
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***LOGIN REQUIRED*** The Agriscience/Intro to Agriculture course helps students acquire a broad understanding of a variety of agricultural areas, develop an awareness of the many career opportunities in agriculture, participate in occupationally relevant experiences, and work cooperatively with a group to develop and expand leadership abilities. Students study California agriculture, agricultural business, agricultural technologies, natural resources, and animal, plant, and soil sciences.

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Agriculture
Forestry and Agriculture
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Full Course
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Butte County Office of Education
Provider Set:
CTE Online
Air Pollution
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Students are introduced to the concept of air quality by investigating the composition, properties, atmospheric layers and everyday importance of air. They explore the sources and effects of visible and invisible air pollution. By learning some fundamental meteorology concepts (air pressure, barometers, prediction, convection currents, temperature inversions), students learn the impact of weather on air pollution control and prevention. Looking at models and maps, they explore the consequences of pollutant transport via weather and water cycles. Students are introduced to acids, bases and pH, and the environmental problem of acid rain, including how engineers address this type of pollution. Using simple models, they study the greenhouse effect, the impact of increased greenhouse gases on the planet's protective ozone layer and the global warming theory. Students explore the causes and effects of the Earth's ozone holes through an interactive simulation. Students identify the types and sources of indoor air pollutants in their school and home, evaluating actions that can be taken to reduce and prevent poor indoor air quality. By building and observing a few simple models of pollutant recovery methods, students explore the modern industrial technologies designed by engineers to clean up and prevent air pollution.

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Engineering
Atmospheric Science
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Full Course
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Integrated Teaching and Learning Program,
Algebra 1 (2nd Student's Edition)
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A work in progress, CK-12's Algebra I Second Edition is a clear presentation of algebra for the high school student. Topics include: Equations and Functions, Real Numbers, Equations of Lines, Solving Systems of Equations and Quadratic Equations.

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Algebra
Functions
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 FlexBook
Author:
Andrew
Annamaria
Anne
Eve
Farbizio
Gloag
Rawley
Algebra 1 (A)
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The main goal of Algebra is to develop fluency in working with linear equations. In this course, students will work with tables, graphs, and equations and solve linear equations and inequalities and systems of linear equations and inequalities. Students will learn how to simplify polynomials and begin to study quadratic relationships, along with analyzing mathematical situations verbally, numerically, graphically, and symbolically. Throughout the course, students will have opportunities to apply mathematical skills and make meaningful connections to lifeŐs experiences.

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Algebra
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Mountain Heights Academy
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Individual Authors
Algebra 1 (B)
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The main goal of Algebra is to develop fluency in working with linear equations. In this course, students will work with tables, graphs, and equations and solve linear equations and inequalities and systems of linear equations and inequalities. Students will learn how to simplify polynomials and begin to study quadratic relationships, along with analyzing mathematical situations verbally, numerically, graphically, and symbolically. Throughout the course, students will have opportunities to apply mathematical skills and make meaningful connections to lifeŐs experiences.

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Algebra
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Full Course
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Provider:
Mountain Heights Academy
Author:
Individual Authors
Algebra 1 - TI Activities (Teacher's Edition)
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CK-12's Texas Instruments Algebra I Teacher's Edition Flexbook allows an Instructor to teach students to better utilize a graphing calculator in understanding the fundamental concepts of algebra.

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Algebra
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 FlexBook
Author:
Jordan, Lori
Algebra 1 (Teacher's Edition)
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CK-12 Foundation's Algebra I Teacher's Edition FlexBook complements CK-12's Algebra I Student Edition. The solution and assessment guides are available upon request.

Subject:
Algebra
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 FlexBook
Author:
Fay-Zenk, Mary
McFarland, Andrew
Algebra2Go - Prealgebra
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Prepare yourself to take an Algebra course with the Algebra2go䋢 prealgebra resources page. Whether you are attending Saddleback College's prealgebra class (math 351), taking a prealgebra class at another school, or need to refresh your math skills for a business or science class, Professor Perez and his favorite student Charlie have the tools that can help you. We have five primary types of study materials: class notes, video worksheets, video lectures, practice problems, and practice quizzes. For some topics we have some additional tools to assist you.

Subject:
Algebra
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Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Lecture
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Saddleback College
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Individual Authors
Author:
Candice Harrington
Larry Perez
Patrick Quigley
Algebra2go- PreAlgebra - Intro to Subtraction
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This course is for community college students featuring Professor Perez and his student Charlie. This lesson demonstrates subtraction, including when the answer is negative, on the number line.

Subject:
Algebra
Material Type:
Assessment
Full Course
Lecture
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Saddleback College
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Individual Authors
Author:
Candice Harrington
Larry Perez
Patrick Quigley
Algebra A (A)
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Algebra A (A) is the first semester of Algebra A.ĘAlgebra A and Algebra B make up a two-year Algebra program. The main goal of Algebra is to develop fluency in working with linear equations. This 2 year program gives students the opportunity to study, learn, and practice algebraic concepts at a pace that allows additional learning activities, projects, and discussions. In this course, students will work with tables, graphs, and equations and solve linear equations and inequalities and systems of linear equations and inequalities. Throughout the course, students will have opportunities to apply mathematical skills and make meaningful connections to lifeŐs experiences.

Subject:
Algebra
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Mountain Heights Academy
Author:
Individual Authors
Algebra - Basic (Student's Edition)
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CK-12 Foundation's Basic Algebra FlexBook is an introduction to the algebraic topics of functions, equations, and graphs for middle-school and high-school students.

Subject:
Algebra
Functions
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 FlexBook
Author:
Farbizio, Annamaria
Gloag, Andrew
Gloag, Anne
Kramer, Melissa
Algebra Explorations, Pre-K Through Grade 7
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CK-12 Algebra Explorations is a hands-on series of activities that guides students from Pre-K to Grade 7 through algebraic concepts.

Subject:
Algebra
Functions
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Textbook
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 FlexBook
Author:
Mary Cavanagh, Carol Findell, Carole Greenes
Algebra I
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This course is oriented toward US high school students. Its structure and materials are aligned to the US Common Core Standards. Foci include: graphing, equations and inequalities.

Subject:
Algebra
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Algebra I - Edicion Espanola (Student's Edition)
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CK-12 Foundation's Algebra FlexBook is an introduction to algebraic concepts for the high school student. Topics include: Equations & Functions, Real Numbers, Equations of Lines, Solving Systems of Equations & Quadratic Equations.

Subject:
Algebra
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 FlexBook
Author:
Gloag, Andrew
Gloag, Anne
All Caught Up: Bycatching and Design
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Bycatch, the unintended capture of animals in commercial fishing gear, is a hot topic in marine conservation today. The surprisingly high level of bycatch about 25% of the entire global catch is responsible for the decline of hundreds of thousands of dolphins, whales, porpoises, seabirds and sea turtles each year. Through this curricular unit, students analyze the significance of bycatch in the global ecosystem and propose solutions to help reduce bycatch. They become familiar with current attempts to reduce the fishing mortality of these animals. Through the associated activities, the challenges faced today are reinforced and students are stimulated to brainstorm about possible engineering designs or policy changes that could reduce the magnitude of bycatch.

Subject:
Engineering
Ecology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
Amy Whitt, Nicholas School of the Environment
Angela Jiang, Pratt School of Engineering
Aruna Venkatesan, Pratt School of Engineering
Engineering K-Ph.D. Program,
Matt Nusnbaum , Pratt School of Engineering
Vicki Thayer, Nicholas School of the Environment
Android Acceleration Application
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In the first of two sequential lessons, students create mobile apps that collect data from an Android device's accelerometer and then store that data to a database. This lesson provides practice with MIT's App Inventor software and culminates with students writing their own apps for measuring acceleration. In the second lesson, students are given an app for an Android device, which measures acceleration. They investigate acceleration by collecting acceleration vs. time data using the accelerometer of a sliding Android device. Then they use the data to create velocity vs. time graphs and approximate the maximum velocity of the device.

Subject:
Computer Science
Engineering
Material Type:
Full Course
Unit of Study
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
IMPART RET Program, College of Information Science & Technology,
Scott Burns, Brian Sandall
Animal Behaviour and Welfare MOOC
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Animal welfare has been described as a complex, multi-faceted public policy issue which includes important scientific, ethical, and other dimensions. Improving our understanding of animal welfare, involves the fascinating study of animal behavior as well as the challenge of accessing the emotions of animals.

This is the On-Demand version of this course, which means you can start the course at any time and work through the course materials at your own pace. The materials and quizzes will always be available to you.

You can come and talk about the course on Twitter using the hashtag #EdAniWelf

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Life Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Lecture
Provider:
University of Edinburgh
Animal Science
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***LOGIN REQUIRED*** In the Animal Science course, students study large, small, and specialty animals. Students explore the necessary elements--such as diet, genetics, habitat, and behavior--to create humane, ecologically and economically sustainable animal production systems.

Subject:
Forestry and Agriculture
Material Type:
Full Course
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Butte County Office of Education
Provider Set:
CTE Online
Are All Stars Like The Sun?
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This is an activity about comparing images of the Sun in different wavelengths of light. Learners will examine solar images taken by the SOHO spacecraft to look for differences in the features that are visible in the various wavelengths of light. This activity requires access to the internet to view or print images of the Sun. This is Activity 7 of the Sun As a Star afterschool curriculum.

Subject:
Engineering
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Data Set
Diagram/Illustration
Full Course
Lesson Plan
Provider:
NASA
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Astrobiology Survey - An introductory course on astrobiology
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Astrobiology Survey is an introductory course on astrobiology. It takes a multi-disciplinary approach that unites the sciences and arts to study the three questions of "How does life begin and evolve?", "Does life exist elsewhere in the universe?" and "What is the future of life on Earth and beyond?"

Subject:
Astronomy
Material Type:
Full Course
Author:
Michael P. D'Alessandro
Atoms and Conservation of Energy
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In this activity, students will explore how the Law of Conservation of Energy (the First Law of Thermodynamics) applies to atoms, as well as the implications of heating or cooling a system. This activity focuses on potential energy and kinetic energy as well as energy conservation. The goal is to apply what is learned to both our human scale world and the world of atoms and molecules.

Subject:
Engineering
Education
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Full Course
Interactive
Provider:
Concord Consortium
Provider Set:
Concord Consortium Collection
Author:
The Concord Consortium
Basic Math (BPCC Open Campus Math 097)
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This course is a review of basic mathematics skills. Here's what's covered:
-fundamental numeral operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication
division of whole numbers, fractions, and decimals
-ratio and proportion
-percent
-systems of measurement
-an introduction to geometry
NOTE: Open Campus courses are non-credit reviews and tutorials and cannot be used to satisfy requirements in any curriculum at BPCC. (Basic Mathematics Course by Bossier Parish Community College is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at http://bpcc.edu/opencampus/index.html.)

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Bossier Parish Community College
Author:
Michelle Barnickel
Basic Mathematics
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BPCC Open Campus - Math 097: Basic Mathematics is a review of basic mathematics skills. Here's what's covered: -fundamental numeral operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication division of whole numbers, fractions, and decimals -ratio and proportion -percent -systems of measurement -an introduction to geometry NOTE: Open Campus courses are non-credit reviews and tutorials and cannot be used to satisfy requirements in any curriculum at BPCC.

Subject:
Education
Mathematics
Material Type:
Assessment
Full Course
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Lesson
Unit of Study
Author:
Allison Martin
Beginning Algebra
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This course is also intended to provide the student with a strong foundation for intermediate algebra and beyond. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: simplify and solve linear equations and expressions including problems with absolute values and applications; solve linear inequalities; find equations of lines; and solve application problems; add, subtract, multiply, and divide various types of polynomials; factor polynomials, and simplify square roots; evaluate, simplify, multiply, divide, add, and subtract rational expressions, and solve basic applications of rational expressions. This free course may be completed online at any time. It has been developed through a partnership with the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges; the Saylor Foundation has modified some WSBCTC materials. (Mathematics 001)

Subject:
Algebra
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Beginning Algebra (BPCC Open Campus: Math 098)
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In this beginning algebra course, you'll learn about fundamental operations on real numbers, exponents, solving linear equations and inequalities, applications, functions, graphing linear equations, slope, and systems of linear equations. This course was created by Bossier Parish Community College as part of its MOOC series "Open Campus." NOTE: Open Campus courses are non-credit reviews and tutorials and cannot be used to satisfy requirements in any curriculum at BPCC. (Beginning Algebra Course by Bossier Parish Community College is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. Based on a work at http://bpcc.edu/opencampus/index.html.)

Subject:
Algebra
Material Type:
Assessment
Full Course
Lecture
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Bossier Parish Community College
Author:
Gail Hendrix
Beginning Algebra (BPCC Open Campus: Math 098)
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In this beginning algebra course, you'll learn about
fundamental operations on real numbers
exponents
solving linear equations and inequalities
applications
functions
graphing linear equations
slope
systems of linear equations

Subject:
Algebra
Material Type:
Full Course
Lecture
Lesson
Module
Provider:
Bossier Parish Community College
Author:
Gail Hendrix
Beginning and Intermediate Algebra
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Beginning and Intermediate Algebra by Tyler Wallace is a textbook licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. There is also a student guide and supplemental videos for each section.

Subject:
Algebra
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Big Bend Community College
Author:
Tyler Wallace
The Big Questions
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With recent advances in physics (and philosophy), we are finally able to make some headway into some of the most pressing questions of the universe. We will explore such topics as the big bang theory, time travel, relativity, extraterrestrial life, and string theory. We will attempt to answer some big questions such as: Was there a beginning of time? Will there be an end? Is time travel possible?

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Philosophy
Physics
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. Highlights for High School
Author:
Nicholas DiBella