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The Fibonacci Sequence

September 23, 2021

The Fibonacci sequence is the series of numbers where each number is the sum of the two preceding numbers. For example,

0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377, 610, …

Mathematically we can describe this as:

xn= xn-1 + xn-2

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Math's Bad Rap

September 23, 2021

In a 2010 study, 30% of Americans would rather clean their bathroom than do math.

We all know it’s true. Math has a bad reputation. And not the cool, James Dean kind of bad. Nope. The BORING kind of bad. The HARD kind of bad. And, the most vexing of all, the ‘I’M NOT GOOD AT THIS SO I’M NOT GOING TO TRY’ kind of bad.

But here’s the good news. If you dislike math, it’s likely not totally your fault.

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Redefining the Three Rs

June 15, 2021

Reduce, reuse, recycle three steps to guide us as we try to make more resource and environmentally conscious decisions. We’ve all heard that slogan, and probably associate it with the “chasing arrows” symbol that has become synonymous with recycling. Too often, we forget about reducing and reusing and jump right to recycling. However, when we wait until it’s time to get rid of something to consider an item’s environmental impact, we’ve waited too long. It’s more effective to think of the three Rs as a hierarchy, with recycling being the last step for items that we can’t help but bring into our home.

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