Aishwarya Viswamitra is a student in India who writes about the frustrations she, and many other scientists, are experiencing about the public’s blind following of popular news, that has not been scientifically proven. She highlights the dangers for the public and urges scientific and educational institutions to make their information more user friendly for the public. Her piece is specifically written with Indian communities in mind but is relevant from a global perspective.

Some ideas for online assessment

Dirk Basson shares his journey of exploring relevant and effective assessment tools with online learning. He considers the underlying reasons for assessing our students and tackles some important issues.

Mathematics Assessment during the COVID-19 lockdown

When considering how to approach assessment with online learning, mathematics teachers are confronted with what its purpose should be. Jean-Pierre le Roux guides us through this important journey of assessing our assessments.

Berkley’s Critique of Calculus

In this sequel, Adam Schroeder argues that despite its pristine appearance in textbooks and the classroom, mathematics is a human endeavour, often stimulated by debate and controversy. He suggests that the critique of Isaac Newton’s work on differential calculus by the 18th century Irish philosopher, Bishop George Berkley, triggered the search for more formal methods in the foundations of differential calculus.

From fluttering and tumbling flight to stable gliding and periodic soaring

In this piece Timmy Shum takes us on a journey of mathematical reflecting during Covid.

An introduction to interpolation and regression based modeling

K.S. Swaparjith is a Fourth year Integrated Physics major from IISER, Mohali. He will be explaining why a good model is one that captures and explains existing data and is able to predict new ones with desired precision.

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It was a great experience to read and edit some excellent and thought-provoking articles for this issue. I hope to continue to be a part of this wonderful team.

— Dr. Neeraja Sahasrabudhe

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