Top Math Facts

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1. Contrary to popular belief, Einstein never failed math. In fact, by fifteen he had already mastered differential and integral calculus.
2. A new study disproves that math and science homework help your grades.
3. You multiply centimetres by .39 to convert them to inches.
4. In the aftermath of 9/11, rescue dogs found so few living people it caused them great stress because they believed they had failed.
5. No one has ever seen a giraffe swim, but it is mathematically possible.
6. Ancient Babylonians did math in base 60 and not base 10, giving us 60 seconds in a minute, 360 degrees in a circle, etc.
7. Attempting to solve math equations triggers the same region of the brain responsible for reacting to extremely fearful situations.
8. Any number divided by zero is . . . nothing, not even zero. The equation is mathematically impossible.
9. Mathematically speaking, it is actually abnormal to be normal.
10. You can electrically shock a person's brain to greatly improve their math skills for up to 6 months.
11. Our Basketball Coach is a math teacher who thinks he has come up with the equation to never miss a basket. Please send help. -JGH
12. Math anxiety is a psychological disorder which causes stress and anxiety when doing math problems.
13. In 1990, all the world's mathematical knowledge could be written in about 80 books: today it would fill more than 100,000.
14. Starting with the number one, you would have to count to one thousand to use the letter A.
15. For hundreds of years, 'Computer' was a job title for a person who did math problems all day.
16. Only one out of the seven Math Millennium Prize Problems has been solved. Solving each is worth 1 million dollars!
17. Wolves are better at math than dogs.
18. The median score for college-bound seniors on the math section of the SAT in 2011 was about 510 out of 800.
19. Canadians are required to solve a math problem before claiming lottery winnings.
20. A new study suggests that a small electrical current applied to the brain can boost your math performance for up to 6 months.
21. You can get most answers to math assignments online by typing in the name of the textbook and then "answers".

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