Excellence in Problem Solving. Year 3

Author: Hilary Koll,Steve Mills

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781846807619

Category: Mathematics

Page: 48

View: 4733

If you are looking for lively and contemporary activities to help develop using and applying skills in mathematics, then Excellence in Problem Solving Mathematics is for you. Each book offers real-life problems that will engage children of all abilities and enable them to practise and develop key skills.

Enterprise Excellence Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Success

Author: Rod Baxter

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1329653068

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 3143

The second edition of Enterprise Excellence Handbook is a step-by-step guide to success designed for leaders and practitioners. It is organized in five major sections describing strategy, culture, project management, problem solving, and workshop facilitation. It is a must-have resource that will guide you in creating immediate and sustainable value for your organization. This Handbook includes: Strategy Driven for Success to define, deploy, and achieve strategic objectives; Cultural Engagement for Success to create an engaged and high-performing culture; Project Management for Success to complete projects within budget and on time; Problem Solving for Success to eliminate the root cause and implement a sustainable solution; Workshop Facilitation for Success to efficiently and effectively facilitate fast-paced events – problem-solving workshops and other types of workshops. With the purchase of this handbook, the reader has access to a downloadable file containing all templates referenced in the book.

Operational Excellence

Journey to Creating Sustainable Value

Author: John S. Mitchell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118990145

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 344

View: 4444

Provides the foundation and tools that are essential for an enterprise to bring Operational Excellence into their organizational culture; gain maximum results, benefits and value Strategies for and implementing details for enterprises at all levels of maturity from those with programs in place to those looking to improve safety, health, environment performance as well as the efficiency and effectiveness of their operations Includes topics from concept to sustainability satisfying knowledge requirements of all levels in the organization Defines program objectives; develops improvement strategies; identifies and prioritizes improvement opportunities; implements improvement plans; monitors, continuously improves and sustains results Applicable to a broad variety of operating enterprises, academic institutions and third party implementing organizations

Criteria for Excellence

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Science

Page: 39

View: 9190

The Search for Excellence in Science Education was inaugurated in 1982 to carry out the National Science Foundation's 1981 initiative, Project Synthesis. The Search establishes criteria for excellence and applies them to actual programs in one or several fields each year. In each area the Search identifies hallmarks of excellence in terms of goals, curriculum, instruction, evaluation, and teacher qualifications. This document, the "Criteria for Excellence," and the science exemplars in 16 areas include: kindergarten through sixth grade science; middle/junior high school science; earth science; physical science; biology; chemistry; physics; science/technology/society; environmental education; energy education; inquiry science; science teaching and career awareness; science in non-school settings; preservice elementary teacher education; preservice secondary teacher education; and science supervision. (ML)

Equity and Excellence in Educational Testing and Assessment

Author: Michael T. Nettles,Arie L. Nettles

Publisher: Springer


Category: Education

Page: 377

View: 9671

5 TABLE I Average Reading Proficiency and Achievement Levels by RacelEthnicity Grades 4 8 and 12 1992 Reading Assessment Percentage of Student At or Above Percentage of Average Proficient Basic Below Basic Advanced I Students Proficiency I Grade 4 White 71 226 6 31 68 J2 69 16 193 0 Black 7 31 Hispanic 9 202 2 13 41 59 Asian/Pacific Islander 2 216 2 21 55 45 American Indian 2 208 2 15 50 50 Grade 8 70 White 268 3 34 77 23 Black 16 238 0 8 44 56 Hispanic 10 242 I 13 49 51 AsianlPacific Islander 3 270 6 38 77 23 American Indian 1 251 I 18 60 40 Grade 12 White 72 297 4 43 82 18 Black 15 272 0 16 54 46 9 277 Hispanic 1 21 61 39 Asian/Pacific Islander 4 291 4 39 74 26 American Indian 0 272 I 24 S2 48 Source: National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 1992 Reading Assessment. Reprinted from "NAEP 1992 Reading Report Card for the Nation and the States. " l be reading at the advanced level . A much higher percent of White Americans are performing at the proficient and advanced levels.

What's Your Problem? Identifying and Solving the Five Types of Process Problems

Author: Kicab Castaneda-Mendez

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466552700

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 191

View: 364

Typically, root cause analysis is taught by explaining a variety of tools that require users to gain considerable experience before being able to apply them correctly in the proper settings. What's Your Problem? Identifying and Solving the Five Types of Process Problems simplifies process problem solving and outlines specific techniques to help you identify the various types of process problems and solve them effectively and efficiently. Arguing that there are only five types of process problems, the book explains that the Six Sigma methodology—define, measure, analyze, improve, control (DMAIC)—can be vastly simplified for learning, applying, teaching, and mentoring. It identifies the five types of process problems and describes how to solve them using a three-step procedure: Identify the type of problem Find the root cause Address the root cause Describing how to maximize ROI for Lean Six Sigma initiatives, the book: Facilitates the application of Lean and Six Sigma principles to both self-learning and teaching others process improvement Presents time-tested methods to help you reduce start-to-finish improvement/project times Identifies techniques that can shorten the time it takes to complete projects, reduce documentation of projects, and increase overall understanding of your projects Outlining proven approaches for seamlessly integrating Lean and Six Sigma methodologies with learning and teaching process improvement, the book will help to improve your courses so that participants acquire essential skills quicker and at lower costs. For the self-initiated, this book will get you identifying and solving the two most common process problems within hours, rather than days or weeks.

Algebra II für Dummies

Author: Mary Jane Sterling

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527707115


Page: 378

View: 8035

Da glaubt man, man hätte die Mathematik hinter sich, und dann hatte der Lehrer, der immer behauptete, dass man in der Schule fürs Leben lerne, doch Recht. "Algebra II für Dummies" hilft allen, bei denen die Mathematik unversehens wieder ins Leben zurückgekehrt ist, sei es nun am Arbeitsplatz, bei einer Weiterbildung oder an der Universität. Wem Brüche, Exponenten und Kurvendiskussionen die Haare zu Berge stehen lassen und Terme auch in Papierform den Schweiß auf die Stirn treiben, dem hilft dieses Buch auf einfache und humorvolle Art und Weise.

Clinical Problem Solving in Orthodontics and Paediatric Dentistry - E-Book

Author: Declan Millett,Richard Welbury

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702044539

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 4576

This is a second edition of a hugely successful practical resource in orthodontics and paediatric dentistry – ideal for undergraduate dental students and post-graduates preparing for the MJDF and similar exams. Focuses on clinical problem-solving in orthodontics and paediatric dentistry — two closely-related topics that are usually separated into different volumes. Provides practical help with treatment planning, guiding the reader through the process of safe and effective decision-making. Provides two different approaches to the clinical cases — some topics include scenarios with questions and answers; others include differential diagnosis with a focus on how to plan and manage treatment effectively. Uses ‘key-point" Evidence-Based’ boxes systematically to emphasise core knowledge for assessment and provide a rationale for treatment approaches. Contains valuable ‘mind-maps’, which helps the reader consolidate information prior to exams. Includes orthodontic sections on severe crowding, additional canine problems, bilateral crossbite covering the use of temporary anchorage devices, incisor root resorption from an impacted maxillary canine, cone beam CT, tooth-size discrepancy assessment, transposition, RME, SARPE and self-ligating brackets Includes paedriatric dentistry sections on the use of CPP-ACP, indirect pulp caps, caries diagnosis systems, minimally invasive techniques, and the importance of caries risk assessment and appropriate fluoride prescription, and mechanisms for how flouride works.

Der Zahlensinn oder Warum wir rechnen können

Author: Stanislas Dehaene

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3034878257

Category: Science

Page: 311

View: 8937

Wir sind umgeben von Zahlen. Ob auf Kreditkarten gestanzt oder auf Münzen geprägt, ob auf Schecks gedruckt oder in den Spalten computerisierter Tabellen aufgelistet, überall beherrschen Zahlen unser Leben. Sie sind auch der Kern unserer Technologie. Ohne Zahlen könnten wir weder Raketen starten, die das Sonnensystem erkunden, noch Brücken bauen, Güter austauschen oder Rech nungen bezahlen. In gewissem Sinn sind Zahlen also kulturelle Erfindungen, die sich ihrer Bedeutung nach nur mit der Landwirtschaft oder mit dem Rad vergleichen lassen. Aber sie könnten sogar noch tiefere Wurzeln haben. Tausende von Jahren vor Christus benutzten babylonische Wissenschaftler Zahlzeichen, um erstaun lich genaueastronomische Tabellen zu berechnen. Zehntausende von Jahren zuvor hatten Menschen der Steinzeit die ersten geschriebenen Zahlenreihen geschaffen, indem sie Knochen einkerbten oder Punkte auf Höhlenwände malten. Und, wie ich später überzeugend darzustellen hoffe, schon vor weiteren Millionen von Jahren, lange bevor es Menschen gab, nahmen Tiere aller Arten Zahlen zur Kenntnis und stellten mit ihnen einfache Kopfrechnungen an. Sind Zahlen also fast so alt wie das Leben selbst? Sind sie in der Struktur unseres Gehirns verankert? Besitzen wir einen Zahlensinn, eine spezielle Intuition, die uns hilft, Zahlen und Mathematik mit Sinn zu erfüllen? Ich wurde vor fünfzehn Jahren, während meiner Ausbildung zum Mathema tiker, fasziniert von den abstrakten Objekten, mit denen ich umzugehen lernte, vor allem von den einfachsten von ihnen- den Zahlen.

The Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence Handbook, Fourth Edition

Author: Russell T. Westcott

Publisher: ASQ Quality Press

ISBN: 0873898613

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 688

View: 408

This handbook is a comprehensive reference source designed to help professionals address organizational issues from the application of the basic principles of management to the development of strategies needed to deal with the technological and societal concerns of the new millennium. The content of this fourth edition has been revised to reflect a more current global perspective and to match the updated Body of Knowledge (BoK) of ASQ’s Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE). In order to provide a broad perspective of quality management, this book has specifically been written to address: • Historical perspectives relating to the evolution of particular aspects of quality management, including recognized experts and their contributions • Key principles, concepts, and terminology relevant in providing quality leadership, and communicating quality needs and results • Benefits associated with the application of key concepts and quality management principles • Best practices describing recognized approaches for good quality management • Barriers to success, including common problems that the quality manager might experience when designing and implementing quality management, and insights as to why some quality initiatives fail • Guidance for preparation to take the CMQ/OE examination. Organized to follow the BoK exactly, throughout each section of this handbook the categorical BoK requirements associated with good quality management practices for that section are shown in a box preceding the pertinent text. These BoK requirements represent the range of content and the cognitive level to which multiple-choice questions can be presented. Although this handbook thoroughly prepares individuals for the ASQ CMQ/OE exam, the real value resides in post-exam usage as a day-to-day reference source for assessing quality applications and methodologies in daily processes. The content is written from the perspective of practitioners, and its relevance extends beyond traditional product quality applications.

Die 4-Stunden-Woche

Mehr Zeit, mehr Geld, mehr Leben

Author: Timothy Ferriss

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843704457

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 7196

Warum arbeiten wir uns eigentlich zu Tode? Haben wir nichts Besseres zu tun? Und ob! - sagt Timothy Ferriss. Der junge Unternehmer war lange Workaholic mit 80-Stunden-Woche. Doch dann erfand er MBA - Management by Absence - und ist seitdem freier, reicher, glücklicher. Mit viel Humor, provokanten Denkanstößen und erprobten Tipps erklärt Ferriss, wie sich die 4-Stunden-Woche bei vollem Lohnausgleich verwirklichen lässt. Der Wegweiser für eine Flucht aus dem Hamsterrad und ein Manifest für eine neue Gewichtung zwischen Leben und Arbeiten.

Clinical Problem Solving in Dentistry E-Book

Author: Avijit Banerjee,Edward W Odell

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702044075

Category: Medical

Page: 352

View: 1381

The latest edition of this popular book continues to provide a highly visual step-by-step guide to the practical management of a wide variety of presentations seen in clinical dental practice. Containing over 350 high-quality photographs, line artworks and tables, Clinical Problem Solving in Dentistry is written in an easy-to read ‘how to’ style and contains a large number of real life clinical cases carefully presented to maximise learning outcomes for the reader. Covering all core aspects of practice, Clinical Problem Solving in Dentistry, 3rd editionwill be of value to all general dental practitioners, both qualified and in training. More than 350 colour illustrations, artworks and tables present clinical, diagnostic and practical information in an easy-to-follow manner Designed to help the reader reorganise their knowledge into a clinically useful format Explores treatment alternatives and evaluates their advantages and disadvantages Integrates material from all the dental specialties in order to cover the full range of problems which will be seen in practice Practical approach to the subject makes learning especially easy Includes ten completely new problems, making the book almost twice as long as the first edition! All the chapters have been completely revised to account for new national guidelines, changes in legislation and advances in treatment Additional topics include Down’s syndrome, bisphosphonate-induced osteonecrosis, headache and child protection

Hidden Figures - Unerkannte Heldinnen

Author: Margot Lee Shetterly

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 3959676433

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 6782

1943 stellt das Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory der NACA,die später zur NASA wird, erstmalig afroamerikanische Frauen ein. "Menschliche Rechner" - unter ihnen Dorothy Vaughan, die 1953 Vorgesetzte der brillanten afroamerikanischen Mathematikerin Katherine Johnson wird. Trotz Diskriminierung und Vorurteilen, treiben sie die Forschungen der NASA voran und Katherine Johnsons Berechnungen werden maßgeblich für den Erfolg der Apollo-Missionen. Dies ist ihre Geschichte. "Mit dieser unglaublich mitreißenden und vielschichtigen Erzählung zeigt Shetterly ihr Können. Die Geschichte begeistert in allen Aspekten." Booklist

Homers letzter Satz

Die Simpsons und die Mathematik

Author: Simon Singh

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446437738

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 1421

Die Simpsons sind nicht nur „eines der intelligentesten Kunstwerke unserer Zeit“ (Daniel Kehlmann), sie stecken auch voller Mathematik! Spielerisch leicht und unterhaltsam lüftet Simon Singh die mathematischen Geheimnisse der erfolgreichsten TV-Serie der Welt. Ob Homer ein donutförmiges Universum entwirft, den berühmten Fermat‘schen Satz zu widerlegen scheint, oder Lisa als Baseballtrainerin den Geheimnissen der Statistik auf die Spur kommt: Der Bestsellerautor aus Großbritannien nimmt die Episoden der Simpsons zum Ausgangspunkt für eine Tour d’Horizon durch die Welt der Algebra und Geometrie. Ein Muss für Millionen Simpsons-Fans - und ein Buch, das die Mathematik ins Zentrum der Populärkultur rückt. „Simon Singh deckt auf, wie Simpsons-Fans jahrzehntelang klammheimlich Mathe-Unterricht erhielten. Ein brillantes Buch.“ David X. Cohen, Autor von Futurama und Die Simpsons "Sie glauben, dass sich Mathematik und Humor widersprechen? Simon Singh beweist das Gegenteil!" Christoph Drösser, Journalist der Zeit

College Geometry

A Problem Solving Approach with Applications

Author: Gary L. Musser,Lynn E. Trimpe,Vikki R. Maurer

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131879690

Category: Mathematics

Page: 656

View: 4663

For courses in Geometry or Geometry for Future Teachers. This popular book has four main goals: 1. to help students become better problem solvers, especially in solving common application problems involving geometry; 2. to help students learn many properties of geometric figures, to verify them using proofs, and to use them to solve applied problems; 3. to expose students to the axiomatic method of synthetic Euclidean geometry at an appropriate level of sophistication; and 4. to provide students with other methods for solving problems in geometry, namely using coordinate geometry and transformation geometry. Beginning with informal experiences, the book gradually moves toward more formal proofs, and includes special topics sections.