A University of Rochester study shows that baboons are able to understand numbers. Experimenters showed the monkeys peanut-filled cups and the monkeys then chose which cup contained more peanuts. Read more about the experiment and its conclusions...
Meteorologists make their living predicting storm movements. In most areas, air streams follow certain patterns that help weather forecasters in their work.
Mathematicians have now added another element to weathercasting: Predicting the energy which large storms, especially hurricanes, will produce.
A team of researchers in Spain has discovered the mathematical relation between the number of storms produced in a given area and the energy those storms will produce. Interestingly, the research shows that tropical cyclones follow a precise mathematical formula.
The most common question students ask math teachers at every level is “When will I use math?” WeUseMath.org is a non-profit website that helps to answer this question. This website describes the importance of mathematics and many rewarding career opportunities available to students who study mathematics.