No matter what the discipline, any body of knowledge is built upon understanding relationships. An appreciation for how ideas, people, planets, physical processes, or geometric concepts interconnect offers students a platform for grounding their understanding of a topic. Today we are blessed (and some say cursed) with copious amounts of data that has been collected both […]
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Brief Overview of Heat Maps If you’ve ever checked the weather or followed an election on television, you’re probably familiar with a specific form of data visualization known as a heat map. Heat maps—graphical representations of data in which a spectrum of colors is used to represent the values of individual data points in a […]
Attempting to teach the nuanced mechanics of dynamic systems is always a challenge. From economies to climates the number of variables that impact the observable manifestations of these systems can be overwhelming. Complicating matters is that these systems are in constant flux – they won’t stand still! Not even the most venerated climatologist or economist […]