Math & Nature  Vertebrate skulls vary greatly in form & function ◦ Moveable parts of the fish skull are responsible for the diversity of feeding mechanisms in fish  Jaw protrusion in the sand tiger shark Carcharias taurus  D. Huber
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Math & Nature  Vertebrate skulls vary greatly in form & function ◦ Moveable parts of the fish skull are responsible for the diversity of feeding mechanisms in fish  Jaw protrusion in the sling-jaw wrasse Epibulus insidiator  P. Wainwright
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I. Fishes - Biology D. Feeding 1. Sharks and Cartilaginous Fishes a. Bite pieces from large prey • Tiger shark – Diverse stomach contents • Great white shark – Wound and wait • Cookie cutter shark – Cut out chunks b. Ingest smaller prey whole • Nurse shark – Benthic invertebrates c. Filter plankton – Gill rakers • Whale shark – Warm • Basking shark – Cold • Megamouth shark • Manta ray
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Math & Nature  References ◦ Bishop, K.L., Wainwright, P.C., and Holzman, R. (2008). Anterior to posterior wave of buccal expansion in suction feeding fish is critical for optimizing fluid flow velocity profile. Journal of the Royal Society, Interface. 5:1309-1316. ◦ Ferry-Graham, L.A., Wainwright, P.C., and Bellwood, D.R. (2001).  Prey capture in long-jawed butterflyfishes (Chaetodontidae): the functional basis of novel feeding habits. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 256:167-184. ◦ Galileo Galilei, The Assayer, as translated by Stillman Drake (1957), Discoveries and Opinions of Galileo pp. 237 - 238. New York: Doubleday & Company. ◦ Gibb, A.C. and Ferry-Graham, L.A. (2005). Cranial movements during suction feeding in teleost fishes: Are they modified to enhance suction production? Zoology. 108(2): 141-153. ◦ Grubich, J.R. (2001). Prey Capture in Actinopterygian Fishes: A Review of Suction Feeding Motor Patterns with New Evidence from an Elopomorph Fish, Megalops atlanticus. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 41(6): 1258-1265. ◦ Holzman, R., Day, S.W., and Wainwright, P.C. (2007). Timing is everything: coordination of strike kinematics affects the force exerted by suction feeding fish on attached prey. Journal of Experimental Biology. 210: 3328-3336. ◦ Holzman, R., Day, S.W., Mehta, R.S., and Wainwright, P.C. (2008). Jaw protrusion enhances forces exerted on prey by suction feeding fishes. Journal of the Royal Society, Interface. 5(29): 1445-1457.
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Regional Campus Dedicated video conference sessions are available to Regional campuses for topics listed in the Professional Development Catalog, please check listings in Shark Talent Management, check with your Campus Director for specific details or contact Learning & Organizational Development for requests. Please Note: Course offerings are subject to change. Check Shark Talent Management for updates and the latest information. February 22 Shark Talent Live Event: Time Management March 14 Shark Talent Live Event: Leading Yourself April 11 Shark Talent Live Event: Connecting With Your Values May June 9 Shark Talent Live Event: Diversity as a Strength 13 Shark Talent Live Event: Creating Opportunity 5 OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES | LEARNING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
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PLACEMENT HOW? Placement Placement Test Test Transfer Transfer Credits Credits SAT SAT or or ACT ACT Scores Scores High High School School AP AP Scores Scores (Mathematics) (Mathematics) WHAT TO DO? Take Take placement placement test test on on any any campus campus at at Testing Testing Center. Center. Accuplacer Accuplacer MATH MATH can can be be taken taken twice. twice. Students Students who who wish wish higher higher placement placement must must then then “appeal”. “appeal”. Appeal Appeal is is request to take a pencil-and-paper type test on material from the course they request to take a pencil-and-paper type test on material from the course they placed placed into. into. Bring Bring transcript transcript showing showing general general education education math math credits credits from from another another college college or or university university to to CCBC CCBC for for evaluation. evaluation. If If completed completed in in Maryland, Maryland, the the highest highest level level developmental math course, Intermediate Algebra can be used for placement. developmental math course, Intermediate Algebra can be used for placement. Placement Placement by by SAT SAT MATH MATH score score of of 500 500 or or higher higher (or (or by by ACT ACT MATH MATH score score 21 21 or or higher) places the student into an entry-level general education math course higher) places the student into an entry-level general education math course (MATH (MATH 111, 111, 125, 125, 131/2/3, 131/2/3, 135, 135, 163). 163). For For higher higher placement, placement, the the student student must must take take Accuplacer MATH. MATH. Accuplacer Students Students with with documentation documentation of of AP AP math math scores scores of of 3, 3, 4, 4, or or 5 5 from from high high school school can can be awarded college credit and placement according to this chart. be awarded college credit and placement according to this chart.
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Core Math MATH 95 MATH 96 MATH 126 MATH 176 MATH 96 MATH 126 MATH 176 MATH 126E MATH 176 Recommendation: If you start in Math 95 or Math 96 take summer classes to stay on track! MATH 126 MATH 176 MATH 181 or Math 182 will meet the College of Business math requirement. MATH 176 Pg. 12 of your Advising Manual
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Rounding Methods Examples Math.ceil(2.1) returns 3.0 Math.ceil(2.0) returns 2.0 Math.ceil(-2.0) returns –2.0 Math.ceil(-2.1) returns -2.0 Math.floor(2.1) returns 2.0 Math.floor(2.0) returns 2.0 Math.floor(-2.0) returns –2.0 Math.floor(-2.1) returns -3.0 Math.rint(2.1) returns 2.0 Math.rint(2.0) returns 2.0 Math.rint(-2.0) returns –2.0 Math.rint(-2.1) returns -2.0 Math.rint(2.5) returns 2.0 Math.rint(-2.5) returns -2.0 Math.round(2.6f) returns 3 Math.round(2.0) returns 2 Math.round(-2.0f) returns -2 Math.round(-2.6) returns -3 8
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         Skulls Skulls symbolize death and rebirth. The Aztecs and Mesoamerican civilizations kept skulls as trophies and displayed them during rituals. The skulls were also used to honor the dead. The skulls are typically grinning because they are laughing at death. They can be made from paper, wood, paper mache, tin, or sugar. Calacas These are toy figurines for children. They are used to introduce the concept of death to children so that they are not afraid of it.
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