A study from the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Vermont uses a math pattern analysis to analyze whether Twitter users are happier farther away from home. Researchers sought out the negative and positive words in the Tweets they studied, and combined those results with an analysis of the user’s geographic location. Where were Twitter users happiest? Click here to find out!
What better way to get excited about math than with a fun movie? Movies can help display the many real-world applications of mathematics, from sports to art. Click here to check out a list of great films. Sports fans, try Moneyball for the story of the 2002 Oakland A’s and how an analytic approach to the classic game of baseball saved their team. What are your favorite math movies?