Everyone knows that numbers and science go hand in hand. If you want to be a scientist, better work on your math. Luckily, a quarter of Americans say that math was their favorite subject in school.
But numbers don’t just help scientists with calculations; they help scientists communicate those calculations to each other and to the public in ways that are easily understandable. For scientists, using numbers to paint accurate pictures is a key tool for moving scientific knowledge from theoretical understanding to practical applications.