## Happy Valley Blog

### The Mathematics of Baseball

May 2, 2023 | Happy Valley Blog

Understanding and applying mathematical principles in baseball has proven to give teams valuable insights that help them make strategic decisions on pitch selection, hitting approach, defensive positioning, and overall game management. Math Wins Games.

### Amazing fractals found in nature

Jan 3, 2023 | Happy Valley Blog

Fractals are known as geometric shapes that display similarity through their full range of scale—that is, they look the same no matter how big or how small they are. It’s pretty cool when you think about it and even cooler when you realize that they are found everywhere in nature! Read this article to learn more about Fractals found in nature.

### Math On The High Seas

Dec 7, 2022 | Happy Valley Blog

Without math, would our seafaring ancestors ever have seen the world? Great mathematical thinkers and their revolutionary discoveries have an incredible story. Explore the beginnings of logarithms through the history of navigation, adventure, and new worlds in this blog: “Math On The High Seas”

### The Golden Ratio in Everyday Life

Oct 26, 2022 | Happy Valley Blog

This ideal ratio is used by many because of its apparent lure to the human eye. The Golden Ratio has been said to be the most appealing ratio and is therefore used frequently. Everything from commercial advertising companies, to painters, to even doctors incorporate this 'magical' ratio into their work.Learn more about the golden ratio in this blog

### Did you know how much Math is there in Sports?

Oct 6, 2022 | Happy Valley Blog

Sports are a great past-time, and getting the whole gang together to support your favorite team is a blast for the whole family! Sports can also be a great way to highlight math concepts to kids in a fun and relatable way. Click over to our blog to see 5 cool ways to find math in sports!

### Twists, Turns, and Thrills: The Math of Roller Coasters

Jun 22, 2022 | Happy Valley Blog

The design of a roller coaster demands both creativity and thorough calculations. These calculations are strongly related to differentiation. For a thrilling ride, high speed and acceleration are needed. But for safety reasons, G- forces that people experience must be limited. Let's take a closer look at the math of extreme rides!

### What is Infinity?

Jun 15, 2022 | Happy Valley Blog

Have you ever been in the playground playing a game of naming the biggest number you can think of? How quickly does someone say “infinity?” Then the next person says, “infinity plus one,” and the game never seems to stop. But is infinity plus one really bigger than infinity?

### How Is Math Used in Healthcare?

Jun 8, 2022 | Happy Valley Blog

People always think that biology and chemistry are important for doctors, nurses, midwives, scientists, and all the other people involved in medicine, but in fact, math is also vital. Math and medicine naturally go together. In this blog, we will explore a number of medical practices and the math behind their science!