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Christmas Full Moon – Exploring God’s Creation with Math

You may have seen in the news that this Christmas we’re in for an infrequent sight in the sky: a full moon. Because of the amazing consistency with which God causes planets and moons to orbit, we can use math to figure out ahead of time on what dates full moons will occur. This year,…

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Math and Chocolate

Math and chocolate–since those are two of my favorite words, imagine my joy when I came across the news that a University College London (UCL) student had been exploring the math behind chocolate fountains. Notice how the chocolate in a chocolate fountain doesn’t flow straight down–it curves slightly inward at each tier. The research–which involved…

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Lessons from the Life of Johannes Kepler

Known as the discoverer of the laws of planetary motion, Johannes Kepler was the first to propose that the planets circle the sun in elliptical shapes rather than in circular shapes as previously thought. Although often thought of as a scientist, Kepler was also a mathematician. In his study of planetary motion, Kepler used extensive…

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