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|r4Educated Solutions||Solution Tree Press|
Each person has an ideal, a hope, a dream which represents the soul. We must give to it the warmth of love, the light of understanding, and the essence of encouragement. — Colby Dorr Dam
As you will recall from the introduction, the number of English language learners in the United States and Canada is skyrocketing. Mathematics teachers have always been responsible for teaching mathematics content, including the academic language of mathematics. However, it is increasingly important that all content-area teachers provide ample opportunity for students to develop both social and academic language proficiency as they learn the course content in a positive environment that encourages student involvement. Only then will we equip our English language learners with the tools they need to reach their career and social goals. See more
|Jon Glover||Carcanet Press Ltd.|
|Kathy Ceceri||Maker Media, Inc||ePub|
We have been working on the geometry, algorithms, and manufacture of novel ways to make materials that are re-programmable, repurposable, and blend the boundaries between materials science, computer science, biology, and mathematics.
When you think of robots, what do you picture them being made out of? In classic science fiction books and movies, it’s almost always sheet metal. Household robots and robotic toys are usually made of hard plastic. But in robotics labs around the world, scientists are looking at every material imaginable. Today state-of-the-art materials and manufacturing processes are opening up new possibilities in robot construction. Instead of using heavy, rigid bodies, researchers are trying out thin, flexible skins that let robots bend, squeeze, and stretch. One goal is the creation of robots that mimic their biological counterparts. These biomimetic robots move more like living things, and often need less programming and less power to get them going. They are also usually more “compliant”—a robotics term that means they yield when they run into people and things in their path, instead of mowing them down.See more
|Nathalia Brodskaya||Parkstone International|
|Brossier, Véronique||O'Reilly Media||ePub|
The multitude which does not reduce itself to unity is confusion.
The premise of mobile AIR is to enable you to create one concept, one code base, and a set of assets to deploy an application on multiple devices effortlessly. AIR for mobile accomplishes this for the most part, but not without challenges. There is a disparity in performance and capabilities among devices, and deploying for a range of screen resolutions requires effort and time even if your art is minimal.
In the near future, mobile devices will approach, and perhaps surpass, the performance of desktop machines. Until then, you must adapt your development style to this limited environment. Every line of code and every asset should be scrutinized for optimization. The AIR runtime has been optimized for devices with limited resources, but this is no guarantee that your code will run smoothly. This part is your responsibility.
In this chapter, we will discuss how to evaluate device capabilities. We will then discuss how to handle multiple screens and orientations.See more
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