## Math clarifies how some fireflies twinkle in sync

The same math that explains the synchronization of pendulum clocks and clapping audiences also clarifies how fireflies coordinate light shows.

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# Category: mathematics

## Math clarifies how some fireflies twinkle in sync

The same math that explains the synchronization of pendulum clocks and clapping audiences also clarifies how fireflies coordinate light shows.

## Math could help crack forensic genetic cases 10x faster

## Math reveals the best way to group students for learning

## Economist: Inflation math can make things seem worse

## Most math textbooks get a failing grade

Solving crimes with forensic genetic genealogy is slow and complicated. A new mathematical analysis could crack cases 10 times faster.

What’s the best way to organize students in school to maximize everyone’s learning? Researchers have turned to math to figure it out.

Focusing on the annual rate of change, rather than month-to-month inflation changes, distorts the economic reality and makes a bad situation look worse, says economist John Horn.

Students’ “opportunities to learn and develop mathematics literacy are so few as to almost be nonexistent” in eighth grade math textbooks, researchers say.