Math Facts

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People with poor mathematical skills, aren't necessarily bad at math because they are 'ungifted'. There is a phenomenon called 'Math Anxiety' that makes people perform worse, which sometimes leads to math avoidance, which leads to lesser knowledge and consequently more Math anxiety.

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A woman with a Ph.D. in math won the scratch lottery four times (about $21 million) by figuring out the algorithm of the ticket production.

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Esther Okade seems like a normal 10-year-old. She loves dressing up as Elsa from "Frozen," playing with Barbie dolls, and going to the park or shopping. But what makes the British-Nigerian youngster stand out is the fact that she's also a university undergraduate. She has the highest exam scores In her university class. When Esther was 4 years old, she mastered algebra.

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Think of a number, double it, add six, divide it by half, then subtract the number you originally started with - Your answer is 3.

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There is a 100-year-old woman still teaching math at her elementary school in Brooklyn.

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A Chinese mathematical genius who had won a gold medal in the International Maths Olympiad was denied a full Scholarship to MIT and chose to become a monk in a Buddhist Monastery.

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A man who was attacked and beaten outside of a bar turned into a math genius. Jason Padgett never made it past pre-algebra but after the injury, he began seeing the world in pixelated, geometrics shapes, understood the concept of pi and had a sudden ability to hand-draw complex fractals

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A math professor named Søren Eilers found LEGO® was miscalculating the number of possibilities from a combination of 6 eight-stud bricks. LEGO® had published a possible combination of 102,981,500, but the actual correct answer is over 915,000,000.

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A plane was grounded after a professor was mistook doing math and differential equations for designing a bomb.

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Research has found that some people were born to be good at math, while others were born to be bad at it.

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