May 2021 TOK Essay Prescribed Title #6 RLE – anti-vaccination movement

Article: Doctor blames Andrew Wakefield and anti-vaxxers for her baby son catching measles “A doctor has said public reaction to Andrew Wakefield’s discredited study linking the MMR vaccine to autism was to blame when her baby son caught measles.” https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/doctor-blames-andrew-wakefield-son-catching-measles-vaccine-mmr-autism-anti-vaxxers-measles-a7813001.html Despite the overwhelming scientific evidence showing the benefits of vaccinations, Read more…

May 2021 TOK essay Prescribed Title #3 RLE – tree and fungi species sharing resources

Text: “Mycorrhizal Networks.” UBC Botanical Garden. “[Fungal networks] have recently been discovered by Professor Suzanne Simard and her graduate students to connect the roots of trees and facilitate the sharing of resources in Douglas-fir forests of interior British Columbia, thereby bolstering their resilience against disturbance or stress and facilitating the Read more…

May 2021 TOK essay Prescribed title #4 RLE – editorial cartoon

Text: Breen, Steve. “Katherine Johnson, Nasa Legend. ” The San Diego Union-tribune. https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/steve-breen/story/2020-02-24/katherine-johnson-nasa-mathematician-dies-at-101. Steve Breen, The San Diego Union-tribune https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/steve-breen/story/2020-02-24/katherine-johnson-nasa-mathematician-dies-at-101 The editorial cartoon doesn’t have a direct link to “statistics” in May 2021 TOK essay Prescribed title #4. However, they are of course extremely important during all stages of missions Read more…

May 2021 TOK essay prescribed title #6 RLE – Mathematical predictions

Article: “Better predictions of the working life of industrial components” “A minor disparity between an established mathematical model to predict creep crack growth behavior in materials in high-temperature environments and actual data has prompted Dr. Warwick Payten to reassess the approach and revise the model.” “Being able to more accurately predict Read more…

May 2021 TOK essay Prescribed title #6 RLE – editorial cartoon

Text: Breen, Steve. “Katherine Johnson, Nasa Legend. ” The San Diego Union-tribune. https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/steve-breen/story/2020-02-24/katherine-johnson-nasa-mathematician-dies-at-101. Steve Breen, The San Diego Union-tribune https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/steve-breen/story/2020-02-24/katherine-johnson-nasa-mathematician-dies-at-101 Arts and mathematics are a good pair of AOKs to consider using for May 2021 TOK essay Prescribed title #6. Most people would say that mathematics is free from bias Read more…

May 2021 TOK essay prescribed title #5 RLE – Mathematical predictions

Article: “Better predictions of the working life of industrial components” “A minor disparity between an established mathematical model to predict creep crack growth behavior in materials in high-temperature environments and actual data has prompted Dr. Warwick Payten to reassess the approach and revise the model.” “Being able to more accurately predict Read more…