# Archive for the ‘Environmental math’ Category

10 December 2014

There were solar powered engines long before oil-based ones. Here's a story about French mathematics teacher Augustin Mouchot, who invented one.

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30 April 2013

The 17-year cicada is due to emerge in north-eastern parts of USA in Spring 2013.

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Tags: Real-world math

26 October 2011

There will soon be 7 billion of us. How can the world sustain population growth on this scale? Do you know how many people there are in the world right now?

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16 October 2011

Today is World Food Day. Here's how one country plans to improve its precarious food situation.

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Tags: Culture, Real-world math

18 July 2011

Visual.ly is a neat new data visualization tool. Worth a look, but it has some downsides.

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Tags: Data visualization, Real-world math, Technology

15 October 2009

There's only one realistic solution for climate change.

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3 October 2009

How do they predict the spread of viruses like the H1N1?

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Tags: Graphs, Real-world math

17 June 2009

Here's a "real-world" math program that gives students a reason for learning algebra — the future of our planet.

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9 June 2009

Here's some math about something we use every day - a piece of paper.

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22 April 2009

Plastic water bottles are a disaster for the environment — and your wallet.

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