Joe Kelly, James Meyer, Sarah Pelger and Emily Townsend
Faith in Numbers

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SchoolRocky River High School


TeacherJoanner Ritschel, Kristen Stephens


Selected Research“The Spirituality Aspect of Healthcare: A Correlation Between Science and the Believer,” Ariel Furlow


Selected ArtFaith Rx, Shoshana Bieler

Selected Language“The Patient’s Prayer,” Livia Raulinaitis

We chose Ariel Furlow's research project because we were drawn to the spiritual aspect and the art piece, Faith Rx, by Shoshana Bieler. Our group saw multiple  mathematical connections not only in the research, but also the art and literature portions of the project. Using techniques from algebra, geometry, and calculus, we were able to convey the correlation between mathematics and everyday life.

- Joe Kelly, James Meyer, Sarah Pelger, Emily Townsend

Research

Through all of this data, we decided to focus on one statistic:

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Research: Objective

Through this data, we determined a logistic equation, exponential equation, and quadratic equation.

We then compared the data and figured out the most reasonable model.
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Research Comparison

Throughout this process, we determined that the most appropriate equation is the logistic equation.

Literature

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Literature: Objective

  • For the literature portion, we computed the frequency of letters used in the poem.
  • By using Microsoft Excel, we typed out the poem and then sorted it alphabetically.
  • We then used the different graphing functions and sorting to produce different types of graphs.
  • Through Wikipedia, we found data and compared it to the data that we found.
  • We then made different graphs to compare the vowels and consonants.

 

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Literature: Data Comparison

  • When comparing these two sets of data, we found that the data were very similar in terms of frequency and percentage.
  • For example, "E" in both sets of data is the most frequently used letter with a similar percentage of 11% or 12%.
  • Also, "K," "J," "Q," "X," and "Z" are the letters in both sets of data that are used the least mount.
  • There are many other comparisons that can be made!

 

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Artwork

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Sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Letter_frequency

http://emsstaff.buncombecounty.org/inhousetraining/ivdriprates/ivdriprates_overview1.htm

  • Selected Research

  • Selected Art

  • Selected Language