Using maths to predict the movement of animals πŸ†πŸ¦“πŸ¦πŸ˜

We can use mathematical modelling to predict the movements of many species in the wild 🐾🐾. But first…why is it important for us to be able to do this?! πŸ€”Well, knowing how and why animals move through their environment has huge ecological, behavioural and evolutionary ramifications such as those in social interactions, spread of disease,Continue reading “Using maths to predict the movement of animals πŸ†πŸ¦“πŸ¦πŸ˜”

Weird &Wonderful random maths fact πŸ‘€ Pokemon is packed full of maths!

Pokemon is a popular battle game played by so many – but do you realise how much maths it uses?? πŸ€”–When one Pokemon defeats another in battle, they gain experience points. Once enough experience points have been gained, the Pokemon’s level increases, which in turn makes the Pokemon stronger, faster and harder to knock outContinue reading “Weird &Wonderful random maths fact πŸ‘€ Pokemon is packed full of maths!”

How does a zebra get its stripes and why should we care? πŸ¦“

We can see lots of patterns in nature: leopard spots, butterfly wing eyes and zebra stripes to name a few. While these all look pretty different, it turns out that there is a simple set of mathematical rules that can produce all these patterns. Alan Turing (the guy who created these rules) thought of cellsContinue reading “How does a zebra get its stripes and why should we care? πŸ¦“”