Sunday, July 31, 2011

Find pi with Your Windows 7 Calculator

What you need to do is to open the Windows 7 calculator by clicking Start and typing calc into the Search box. Hit Enter or click the calculator icon that appears in the list…

This will open up the calculator. Now, click on View and choose Scientific. Alternately, you can press Alt+2 to enable scientific mode.

Once in scientific mode, press the letter P on your keyboard.

Source: WorldStart's Computer Tips

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast and Islands - Monthly Digest: Math Instruction Resources

Monthly Digest — May/June 2011

The following content was added to the REL-NEI Website in May and June:


Evidence-based resources from REL Northeast and Islands and the Institute of EducationSciences on Math Instruction. (June 16, 2011)


What Does the Research Say About Addressing Challenges in Urban Inclusion Models? (May 13, 2011)

What Is the Impact of Middle School Math Teachers’ Educational Background on Student Achievement? (May 27, 2011)

What Does the Research Say About Regulations for Speech and Language Testing for English Language Learners? (June 10, 2011)


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