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Help me choose a MBA research paper topic - due in two weeks...

What is the best topic with lots of reference material that deals in International Business Ethics? Something like a review on international bribery or the sale of vaccines or baby formula for profit. I'm looking for the topic that will be the easiest to write because there is so much reference material available. [more inside]
posted by bbqturtle on Apr 6, 2014 - 13 answers

How much help is too much? Student edition

At what point do I tell a student to stop asking questions? [more inside]
posted by mrfuga0 on Mar 10, 2014 - 21 answers

Singapore Math

I'm trying to help my 3rd grader with his math homework, but we are stuck on one problem. I can solve it using Algebra, but I'm trying to figure out how to explain it to him using the Singapore method that he's taught in school. Note that he hasn't learned how to add negative numbers, which puts a crimp on the methodology. [more inside]
posted by agog on Jan 27, 2014 - 7 answers

I have a 7 year old boy who can't spell- urgint holp neeyded plez ;-)

My son is an above average reader for his age but his spelling is atrocious. He has just finished Year 1 at school in Western Australia. I need help as he's getting upset about this and I'm getting stressed. I just don't know how to help him :-( There must be some good "spelling breakthrough" approaches out there...? More details inside. Any tips are really appreciated! [more inside]
posted by blacksky on Jan 6, 2014 - 47 answers

Looking for Mac OS X Course Management/Homework software recommendations

I'm looking for recommendations for software that I can use to manage my schoolwork (college) that runs on Mac OS X and preferably syncs to my iPhone and iPad as well. [more inside]
posted by ralan on Dec 3, 2013 - 1 answer

Does the Surface (RT) make sense for kids and homework?

I'm considering a Microsoft Surface (the cheaper one with Windows RT) for basic productivity work, but it's been so maligned that I'm scared of it even though it seems to make sense. [more inside]
posted by Ickster on Sep 30, 2013 - 25 answers

Algebra: exotic identity values?

[mathfilter] please give me some example algebraic structures that are not commutative, with exotic identity values. [more inside]
posted by knz on Apr 8, 2013 - 5 answers

Giant CSV Files Needed

Where can I find publicly-available scientific data to use in an Excel project? [more inside]
posted by anaximander on Oct 30, 2012 - 18 answers

What do I do about my mom, and my 6 year old sister who may possibly have a mental problem? Long, snowflakey details inside.

What do I do about my mom, and my 6 year old sister who may possibly have a mental problem? Long, snowflakey details inside. My first question on Metafilter, please bear with me, I really need your help. [more inside]
posted by thegunner100 on Oct 26, 2012 - 31 answers

Creating a CAD income from home (initially)

I need to get my head around the best path to retraining myself on (nominally Solidworks) with view to (in the longer term) doing CAD piece work from home - However there are several issues relating to software types and costs that I am not sure how to approach. [more inside]
posted by Brockles on Sep 29, 2012 - 9 answers

The sum of the square roots of any two sides of an isosceles triangle is equal to the square root of the remaining side.

My younger brother has just finished tenth grade. His math teacher was a martinet. His math teacher next year might turn out to be one too. How can I help my brother cope with this kind of instructor? [more inside]
posted by Nomyte on Jun 13, 2012 - 21 answers

What are your best homework assignments?

Teachers: what are (or have been) your most effective homework assignments? [more inside]
posted by vkxmai on Apr 29, 2012 - 5 answers

Just how tall is 40 metres?

Help me think of something famous or common that is approximately 40 metres tall. [more inside]
posted by looli on Apr 24, 2012 - 21 answers

Finding the Molar Enthalpy of a Reaction with One Solid Product and One Gaseous Product

This is a hypothetical chemistry question. I'm tutoring someone, and a question like this came up on their exam. There was no answer provided, so I don't know if the answer we found was correct. [more inside]
posted by mondotwistedmojo on Dec 11, 2011 - 7 answers

Book about relationship expectations and groundrules?

Do you have a recommendation for a book about relationship ground rules and agreements in marriage? I'm interested in a book that might help someone to consider how they want to be treated, how to set reasonable expectations for interaction, and how to define what would constitute a good relationship for them. [more inside]
posted by OmieWise on Nov 30, 2011 - 7 answers

Who made this quote about knowledge and power?

Can you help me find a specific NYT Magazine article with an interview with a Bush administration official, or help me figure out where this article appeared that was not the NYTimes? [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Nov 8, 2011 - 10 answers

How to stop procratinating on the internet

Help me break my internet addiction and stop procrastinating. [more inside]
posted by raeka on Oct 20, 2011 - 20 answers

How should I collect and return homework in a lecture class of 100 students?

How should I collect and return homework in a lecture class of 100 students? [more inside]
posted by madcaptenor on Aug 22, 2011 - 53 answers

Avoiding the "summer slide"

Primary school gets out tomorrow. I know it is common for kids to have a "summer slide" where they forget a lot of what they've learned over the year. Recommend some fun math and science sites/projects/activities for elementary school age kids that will keep them refreshed and interested. [more inside]
posted by dejah420 on Jun 2, 2011 - 20 answers

(Homework filter) Snappy genetics poster title needed

My poster group needs a short, snappy title (preferably with a terrible newspaper style pun). And we've got nothing. [more inside]
posted by stillnocturnal on Feb 26, 2011 - 15 answers

Study strategies for parents

Parents who had/have to study with young children around: what strategies did/do you use to help integrate the kids into your study sessions? [more inside]
posted by angiep on Feb 7, 2011 - 6 answers

Extra homework, Dad? Again?

What are some good resources for at-home K-4 education exercises? [more inside]
posted by adverb on Jan 21, 2011 - 6 answers

Lost in the household

How can we manage to do our chores despite working all day [more inside]
posted by jfricke on Jan 4, 2011 - 57 answers

WHEN is best time to do homework with 6 year old?

WHEN should I have my six year old first grader do her homework? [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Oct 19, 2010 - 21 answers

Who was William Penn?

History Filter: Please explain William Penn to me in elementary terms. [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Oct 7, 2010 - 10 answers

I apparently can't do 6th grade science.

My daughter's science homework is driving me crazy. It's one of these crossword puzzle deals. She's filled the entire thing out save one answer, and as I'm 30 I'm somewhat shamed that I cannot seem to answer a 6th grade science question. Maybe you can help. [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Sep 29, 2010 - 6 answers

Why is it all so hard?

Should all responsibilities feel like a heavy weight, on a day to day basis? In class and at work I am constantly checking the clock, waiting for when it will be finally over. When I get back to my room, I want to lay in bed for the rest of the day. What's with that? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 8, 2010 - 21 answers

Back to school. Back to school, to prove to Dad that I'm not a fool.

The time has come to leave my job and go back to school. What should I expect? How did you deal with going from work back to school? [more inside]
posted by charmcityblues on May 5, 2010 - 4 answers

Study Tutor Online?

Is there such thing as an online/phone-only study tutor? [more inside]
posted by malhouse on Apr 5, 2010 - 4 answers

Can I get paid to do homework?

JobFilter: I need an easy job, preferably one in which I get paid to do homework. [more inside]
posted by ThaBombShelterSmith on Mar 10, 2010 - 24 answers

How might I find some specific information online about Bactrian Deer?

Where might I find specific information about Bactrian Deer? [more inside]
posted by newfers on Mar 6, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me get over my stupid complexes so I can enjoy/succeed in college academics/life.

I'm finally on my own and liberal arts school should be the place for me. But I'm still approaching my coursework from the standpoint of "how little can I do and how late can I do it and still not utterly fail," and it's making me hate myself. [more inside]
posted by randomname25 on Nov 21, 2009 - 22 answers

Privacy in Public

Where are some good spots in public where I can get privacy? [more inside]
posted by bobertdude on Nov 15, 2009 - 32 answers

A quiet place to study in LA after hours?

Looking for a quiet place to study in Los Angeles after libraries close. [more inside]
posted by oldlies on May 3, 2008 - 8 answers

A comparative (also contemporary) text for Henry D. Thoreau's "Civil Disobedience?"

What contemporary text (including, books, newspapers, magazines, music, movies, or television) can I compare to Henry David Throreau's "Civil Disobedience." The text must no more that 25 years old. [more inside]
posted by meta.mark on Jan 14, 2008 - 23 answers

Viking of the Year

Homeworkfilter: Help me figure out some clever viking themed titles and advertisements. [more inside]
posted by Corduroy on Jan 1, 2008 - 11 answers

"I sent it!" "I never got it." Emailing assignments?

Teachers/instructors/professors: What is your policy for accepting assignments through email? [more inside]
posted by starman on Aug 11, 2007 - 32 answers

Bubbles

Maximal volume of an ellipsoid... [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Aug 7, 2007 - 15 answers

How long should writing a paper take, on average?

What's a reasonable amount of time for me to schedule for a written university assignment, including library research, online journal search, draft and actual writing, to get a better than pass mark? [more inside]
posted by b33j on Apr 19, 2007 - 16 answers

Workbooks for a Gifted 7-year-old?

Help me choose some work books for my very bright first grader. [more inside]
posted by LarryC on Mar 27, 2007 - 11 answers

How do I write quickly and intelligently?

How do you learn to write quickly? I have a good number of 5-15 page papers due in the next couple of days and they're killing me. I have no lack of ideas, I have no lack of outlines and notes I can create. But somewhere between holding the notes and writing the sentences down my brain sticks and I spend an hour writing and re-writing the first paragraph. What to do? [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Dec 6, 2006 - 40 answers

Doing homewoooork, drinking cooffffeee in the coffeee shoooop

Help me find places to hang out and do homework\read near Tempe, Arizona. [more inside]
posted by !Jim on Dec 4, 2006 - 1 answer

How can I bring myself to actually study at school?

How do people actually bring themselves to study? I mean, it's just so... *yawn* [more inside]
posted by wumpus on Nov 11, 2006 - 21 answers

All's fair in love and...statistics?

I just discovered that my math professor is recycling homework assignments verbatim from prior years. I have a friend that took the course a couple years ago, and has all the answer keys. Is it ethical for me to use them? [more inside]
posted by jtfowl0 on Sep 25, 2006 - 90 answers

Looking for a homework submission script.

Where can I find a simple UNIX homework submission script? [more inside]
posted by event on May 18, 2006 - 15 answers

Mid-term exam filter - help!

Returning college student ISO mid-term exam study help. [more inside]
posted by Space Kitty on Oct 15, 2005 - 9 answers

How do you get high school students to do their homework?

How do you get high school students to do their homework? [more inside]
posted by scazza on Oct 7, 2005 - 31 answers

Are you learning piano?

Is anyone learning piano (or planning to)? If so, can I ask you some questions? [more inside]
posted by Tlogmer on Sep 26, 2005 - 25 answers

Does isosceles subsume equilateral?

Are equilateral triangles also isosceles? [more inside]
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen on Mar 3, 2005 - 25 answers

And Sometimes Y

Homework Filter: My child is doing a homework project, and she needs to come up with a word that begins with the letter "Y" to describe some aspect of herself. I suggested Yipee, Yikes, Yellow...and then ran dry. Any word-savvy MeFites have ideas? Much obliged.
posted by davidmsc on Feb 24, 2005 - 25 answers

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