Welcome to The Department of Mathematicsat Boswell High SchoolMathematics is an amazing and beautiful intellectual creation, one of the human race's deepest endeavors. The world around us, and the future world we are creating, is woven through with mathematics—from the symmetry groups of Navajo weavings, to the airflow around a flapping bird’s wing, to the security of global computer networks.Cool Real World Math NewsNot quite sure where math is really used in the real world? Browse some of the cool articles below to see what problems math solve in the world around us on a daily basis. To read more just click on the link next to "Read More at:"
Here's what maths can teach us about how to design the perfect car parkThere can be few things as frustrating as being stuck in a car park for four hours on a scorching Sunday afternoon; yet this was the unhappy fate of shoppers at a new multi-storey grid car park at an IKEA store in Reading, UK.
Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-07-maths-car.html#jCp
New model could improve 'Monday Night Football' schedulesThe NFL's schedule makers face a lot of uncertainty when they sit down every spring to put together the next season's Monday Night Football schedule.
How a little mathematics can help create some beautiful musicSince the time of Pythagoras around 500 BCE, music and mathematics have had an intimate and mutually supportive relationship.
Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-07-mathematics-beautiful-music.html#jCp
Beautiful fractals help solve wiggly problemsWhen Harry Potter first went to Hogwarts, he caught his train from Kings Cross, platform 9¾. The idea of a platform between two whole numbers might seem impossible to imagine. However, for someone working with fractals in math, the challenge is not so different. Fractals are used to measure things between dimensions, as in something that's more than 2D, but not quite 3D.
Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-07-beautiful-fractals-wiggly-problems.html#jCpIn Memoriam - Fred KrauseFred Krause passed away Thursday, June 30, 2016. Mr. Krause taught for 17 years in Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD including Boswell High School. During his time at Boswell High School he was awarded the Secondary Teacher of the Year Award and Peer-Professional Award.