Fibonacci Everywhere

Fibonacci patterns are everywhere--sand dunes, fingerprints, leopards' spots.

Each of these systems has strikingly similar features that arise because they're all under some kind of applied stress, according to a talk presented at the 2011 American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Washington, D.C.  What mathematical principles describe everything from plant growth to tiger stripes?  Click here for the complete article.

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.


 

Attorney
$187,199/yr
Physician
$187,199/yr
$126,000/yr
Cryptanalyst
$137,780/yr
Actuary
$160,000/yr
Stockbroker
$102,250/yr
Cartographer
$92,310/yr
Biologist
$97,070/yr
$153,120/yr
$187,199/yr

Figures represent salary potential.

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Dr. Cary Oberije, a postdoctoral researcher in The Netherlands, has found that mathematical models can be used to accurately predict patients' responses to treatment. Prediction models were used to analyze lung cancer patients' likelihood of survival and...

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