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Synchrony of Fireflies

Fireflies, Photinus carolinus, dazzle with a spectacular light show each summer. There is math intertwined in this beauty. Scientists have discovered that they exhibit synchronous behavior. According to Steven Strogatz, a Cornell University mathematician, the flashing is an enormous system oscillators, things that have a rhythm and go through a cycle. Their team spent several…

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The book Flatland by Edwin Abbott was adapted into a movie. This book is an excellent example of social satire that examines social status and gender. The guided questions and discussion will lead students through recognizing these similarities. The lead protagonist is a square and a member of the caste of gentlemen and professionals. Women…

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