Tag Archives: mathematics

The mathematics of leaf decay – Research

The colorful leaves piling up in your backyard this fall can be thought of as natural stores of carbon. In the springtime, leaves soak up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, converting the gas into organic carbon compounds. Come autumn, trees shed their leaves, leaving them to decompose in the soil as they are eaten by […] … learn more→

Sugar and spice and… math under-achievement?

Mathematics has a girl problem. Although girls achieve at equal levels to boys in middle and high school, many girls stop taking math as soon as they can. Girls are also much less likely than boys to enter math-intensive college majors and, later, careers. Gender researchers have shown that the root of this girl problem […] … learn more→

An Orwellian climate

“Everyone is entitled to his own opinions, but not to his own facts” – Australian Senator Daniel Moynihan Science is a systematic, evidence-based, testable and self-correcting way of investigating the world. This is done through empirical observation, by experimentation and mathematics. Ideologically dominated or totalitarian societies – such as George Orwell’s famous “1984” Ingsoc – […] … learn more→