I. Thesis statement: Happiness is to enjoy my own life, overcome the difficulties I meet, and have the people I love around me.

II. Enjoy my own life
A. Have a positive attitude to every situation I am in
B. Seize every moment I have

III. Overcome the difficulties
A. Process of overcoming
B. Feeling of achievement

IV. Have the people I love around me
A. Family members
B. Good friends

V. Conclusion: I will always try to pursue happiness by enjoying my own life, overcoming all the difficulties I meet, and having people I love be around me. Then, I will have happiness in my future life.

Happiness is a kind of emotion of enjoyment and satisfaction, and it can be described in many ways. To me, happiness is to enjoy my life, overcome the difficulties I meet, and have the people I love around me.

Enjoying my life is the source of my happiness. There are many ways for me to enjoy my life such as eating a big meal after the final exam, going to the baseball field to watch an exciting game, and the most important of all: having a positive attitude to every situation I am in. In the third year of junior high school, I was very sad because I was afraid that I could not pass the high school entrance exam, and I wanted to give up preparing for that exam. Fortunately, I met a good English teacher, and she told me that if I changed my negative attitude to a positive one, and seized every moment to prepare for that exam, I would pass it. Magically, I really became happier and passed that exam after I did what my English teacher had told me. From that time, I always take positive attitude toward every situation I am in, and seize every moment I have because it really helps me to enjoy my life.

People may meet many difficulties in their whole lives, and overcoming these difficulties may be suffering to some people. On the contrary, overcoming these difficulties is a kind of happiness to me. To tell the truth, the process of overcoming the...

...Stone Finch Inc.: Young Division, Old Division
Stone Finch was a company that was created after the merger of Stone Water Products Inc. with Goldfinch Technologies in 2000. Stone Water Products manufactured products for the water/wastewater industry. It had built its reputation on the quality of its products as well as the excellent services that the company’s sales force provided. Goldfinch Technologies on the other hand, was a five-year biochemical firm that provided solutions for the water/wastewater processing market. It was considered a company with high perspectives and could serve as a great opportunity for Stone Water Products to add additional streams of revenue. After the CEO of Stone Finch retired Jim Billings, who was the former leader of Goldfinch Technologies and was running the solutions department of the integrated company, became the new CEO.
Jim Billings as a leader
As a leader Jim Billings had a clear vision and the ability to inspire employees. He was energetic and he was comfortable with taking risks. He believed in the power of innovation and the constant pursuit of new opportunities. Billings had played a key role in the profitable growth and the diversification of the new company but as a new CEO he lacked the ability to “merger” the two departments and built a common culture. He had also a participative leadership style as he was taking his employees’ opinions into account but he could not built a common...

...ENGLISH:1. Read ‘As You Like It’ by William Shakespeare. Prepare an attractive book review and
keep it inside its book jacket.
2. Solve 2 sample papers (sec A, B, C) in a separate notebook.
3. Write an interesting script for the radio show for FA activity.
4. Revise ‘Literature’ FA1 syllabus covered in the class.
MATHS:Q 1 Use the factor theorem to determine whether x-1 is a factor of 2√2 x3 + 5√2x2+7√2
Q 2 Find the value of a, if x+a,is a factor of the polynomials:
a) x3+ax2-2x+a+4
b) x4—a2x2+3x-6a
Q 3 Factorise
a) p2+q2+9r2+2pq+6qr+6pr
b) 4a2+b2+4ab+8a+4b+4
Q 4 Find 553+(-25)3+(-30)3
Q 5 Factorise
2y3 – y2 – 13y -6
Q 6 If 3x+y+z = 0 show that 27x3+y3+z3=9xyz
Q 7 Simplify (a+b+c)2+(a-b+c)2+(a+b-c)2
Q 8 The polynomial p(x) = 3x2-5x+k and q(x)=2x3-6x2+5k-3 ,when divided by (x+2) leave
remainder r1 and r2 respectively. Find the value of k, if r1=r2.
Q 9 Find the value of 27x3 +8y3,if 3x+2y =20 and xy =14/9
Q 10 If ax3+bx2+x-6 has x+2 as a factor and leaves remainder 4 when divided by x-2. Find the
value of a and b.
Q 11 If (x+5) is a factor of x3+2x2-13x +10, find the other factor.
Q 12 Factorise x3-2x2-5x+6
Q 13 x-k2 is a factor of x2-k2x +k-3, find the value of k
Q 14 Factorise a7-ab6
Q 15 Evaluate (104)2
Project:
(any topic related from the chapters)e.g.
(i)
(ii)
(iii)
Uses of graphs in our daily life(Roll no 1to 10)
Mathematical terms and crossword puzzles(Roll no 11to 20)
Mathematical stories-Historical perspective(21 to 30)...

...The 82nd Division was activated at Camp Gordon, Georgia, on 25 August 1917. It was one of the National Army divisions of conscript soldiers. As the Division filled, it was discovered there were soldiers from every state. Through a popular contest, the nickname "All American" was chosen to reflect the unique composition of the 82nd Division.
On 25 April 1918, the Division sailed for Europe. The 325th Infantry Regiment was chosen to parade before the King of England on 11 May 1918 to show America's commitment to the Allies. Early in June 1918 the 82nd sent small groups of officers and noncommissioned officers to the British held Somme sector of the front to gain experience in small unit operations. During one such action, Captain Jewett Wiliams of the 326th Infantry Regiment became the first 82nd Division soldier to give his life in combat.
On 16 June 1918, the 82nd Division moved by train from its location in Somme to Toul, France. Since the Division had moved into a French sector, the troops were issued French Chauchat automatic rifles and Hotchkiss 8mm machineguns, thus making resupply easier.
The Division's assignment was to relieve the 26th Division in the Lagney Sector, northeast of Toul. That section of the western front was known as the Woevre Front. The mission was conducted on 25 June 1918. Although the area was considered a...

...Send + More = Money, is: -
I
+ BB
= ILL
The solution for the above cryptarithm is
1
+ 99
= 100
There are three types of cryptarithms. They are:-
Alphametics
Digimetic
Skeletal Division
Alphametics
A type of cryptarithm in which a set of words is written down in the form of a long addition sum or some other mathematical problem. The object is to replace the letters of the alphabet with digits to make a valid arithmetic sum.
There is also a subset of alphametics called 'doubly-true' where the words are spelt out numbers which also form a valid sum:
Forty
+ Ten
+ Ten
= Sixty
The solution to the above doubly-true alphametic is
2 9 7 8 6
8 5 0
+ 8 5 0
3 1 4 8 6
Digimetics
A type of cryptarithm in which digits are used to represent other digits.
An example of a digimetic is :-
50
+ 20
+ 20 =
90
The solution to this digimetic is : -
60
+ 10
+ 10
= 80
Skeletal Division
A long division in which most or all of the digits are replaced by symbols (usually asterisks) to form a cryptarithm.
Physicist Richard Feynman sent the following puzzle for his father attached to a letter to his mother in 1939: -
This is an example of skeletal division.
The quotient is thus (....A..):(.A.) = (..A.)
The solution to this division is not as easy as it looks. However, the solution is: -
7289
---------
484 ) 3527876
3388...

...censorship systems the film classification system is ever changing, negotiation of the meaning and significance of youth, Discuss the functions of Media Classification Systems.”
The concept of Media Classification Systems is a relatively new one in society and only emerged as advancements in technology created new ways for the public to enjoy performance. Historically there were laws defining what could and couldn’t be contained within a live performance, the traditional culture of public entertainment, however the advent of radio, film, recorded sound, television and eventually video, video gaming, DVDs and the internet, presented an entirely new set of challenges to those in charge of Media Classification Systems. Past censorship of books and other publications was a relatively simple matter however the broadening definition of entertainment and the massive social upheavals occurring during the birth of the broadcast industry meant that societies and their governing censorship bodies had to scramble to keep pace with not only moral and religious regulations but also the exposure to the broader public of these new forms of media. Previously, the banning or restricted availability of books or publications affected only a small percentage of the population who were literate and could afford such luxuries however the “mass appeal” of radio and films meant that, as class barriers were broken down and standards of...

...Stone Finch, Inc.: Young Division, Old Division
In January 2008, Jim Billings, president and CEO of Stone Finch, Inc., sat back in his office chair, contemplating his next move. A crisis was brewing, as an email from Eli Saunders, senior vice president and head of the Water Products Division, confirmed. Water Products was the foundation of the company, and Saunders had been with the company more than 25 years. Billings read the email again: Jim, I must register my grave concerns with the way things are operating. In considering my perspective, bear in mind that I’ve supported you in the past. When the firm purchased your company, Goldfinch Technologies, in 2000 and integrated it as a second division, focused on consulting “solutions,” I told R. L. Stone that I thought the decision was appropriate and that you looked like a talented, even inspiring leader. Then in 2004 you embraced the incubator concept of “strategic subsidiaries.” I gave my support with a strong note of caution, fearing that the concept presented too many unanswered questions for our organization. My caution was well founded. Since 2004, you and I have had numerous discussions about the funding and basic tenets of the strategic subsidiaries. I agree with you that these subsidiaries do represent an engine of innovation, and they do create a buzz in the industry. But in the long term, using my manufacturing division as a cash cow to feed...

...Misconceptions
The Family of misconceptions that I will examine is the following; multiplication and division always produces larger and smaller values respectively. This is related to the order in which children are taught the concepts of multiplication, Division and extending the set of numbers from integers to non integers and fractions.
Misconception | Demonstration of why this is incorrect |
Multiplication always makes a number larger or it stays the same stays the samesolution larger than original number (5) | Multiplication can make numbers smaller multiplication by a decimal less than 1 multiplication by a fraction less then 1multiplication by a negative |
Division always makes numbers smaller or they stay the same.solution smaller than original number (12)stays the same | Division can make a number larger division by a decimal less than 1 division by a fraction less than 1division of a negative number by another negative number |
The primary reason that children have this misconception is when they first encounter the functions multiplication and division, they are only being exposed to positive integers, thus the examples that they will have been given and the examples they practiced will all have followed the pattern that multiplication makes numbers larger and division makes numbers smaller.
The misconception persists when they individual...

...Teamwork
Team means “Together Everyone Achieves More”. Teamwork is the ability to work together towards a common vision. Teamwork is all about caring for each other. Teamwork is everywhere. The individual efforts result in a level of performance that is greater than the sum of those individual efforts. Weaknesses of one member can be supported by stronger members who will make the results better and more effective than a person doing it individually. Without teamwork you would not be able to complete things that require the help of others such as building a house, running a factory, or even picking food products. With teamwork relationships and friendships are formed, work gets done, and teamwork teaches you responsibility. It requires you work together in form of trust. In teamwork you learn from other, if someone makes a mistake then there is an opportunity for others to learn from it and try not to do it again. To make the team succeed there should be a good leader to motivate the team. When talking about one man army it is clear that there is only one person with one talent whereas team has multi-talent because each has a different spatiality. The team is stronger, like it is said "Two heads are better than one". Individual effort takes a lot of time to accomplish a task but the team divides the task and accomplishes it in a shortest time. Disadvantages of teamwork also leads to interdependency as tasks are divided among the workers but if one worker is absent or...