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Math in the news
While looking through the news, I found an interesting article about sharks and math. A bio researcher named Andy Reynolds believed to have discovered a way that sharks use math in their everyday lives. He wrote “Sharks trap their prey using what’s known as Lévy flight”. Lévy flight is a mathematical description of an ideal way of moving from one position to another using both long and short hops. Reynolds states that while he was looking over his computer simulations he compared the way sharks moved to his data. Reynolds suspects that sharks wind up using Lévy flight due to turbulence in the water. Andy Reynolds also has a theory that some behavior in other animals may not be what it appears. I found this article to be so intersting considering that fact that there is so much people have not discovered. It makes me wonder, what else is waiting to be discovered? If you want to read the full artice go to the link below.
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You are so correct – there is a world waiting to be discovered! What area of study are you interested in pursuing over the next several years??
It made me feel so great that you enjoyed my blog post! I definitely want to go to college to study something STEM related. My current goal is to become a doctor or something in the health science field and I know increasing my knowledge in math is going to be a huge part of accomplishing that goal.