Maria Gaetana Agnes
Maria can suspend objects, herself or other people in the air.
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In the background you will find the outline of the "witch of Agnesi".
In this fact-file find out why we turned Maria into a Superhero
There is a crater on the planet Venus called Agnesi. It was named after Maria. Venusian craters are named after notable women.
The "witch of Agnesi" is a curve studied by Maria Agnesi in 1748 in her book.
Laura Bassi was an Italian physicist who lived at the same time as Maria. Laura was the first woman to have doctorate in science.
Gravity Boosters interfere with Maria's powers of levitation.
Born: 1718
Died: 1799
Occupation: Mathematician and philosopher
Maria was born in Italy, and was a child prodigy; she could speak both Italian and French at five years of age and by age 11 she spoke seven languages.
Maria Gaetana Agnesi
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Maria suffered a mysterious illness at the age of twelve and began to experience convulsions. This didn't stop her from learning and and she loved Maths. At 30 years old, Maria published a calculus textbook published. This two-volume work was written in Italian which was rare for time as Latin was the language of scholarship. Maria wrote it in Italian because she wanted the book to be accessible to all students. The book gained the respect of mathematicians around Europe and became the go to for the treatment of calculus.
After her father's death in 1752, Maria transformed her home into a refuge for the poor and, when Milan's newest hospital opened in 1771 she accepted the appointment as director of the women's ward.
A mathematician is someone who uses their knowledge of mathematics to solve mathematical problems.

Mathematics is concerned with numbers, data, quantity, structure, space, models, and change. Mathematics includes the study of such topics as algebra and geometry.
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Fun Facts About Zero!
It's generally accepted that the Indian astronomer and mathematician Brahmagupta brought up the concept of zero for the first time, around 600 A.D.
Educational video for children to learn how to add and subtract in a fun way.
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Learn to multiply 1 through 10 with this fun multiplication table song!
Learn mulitplication with a song
Zero is the only number that isn't represented by roman numerals. Instead of a Roman numeral, the Latin word "nulla" would have been used to represent the concept of zero.
Zero is an even number. Mathematically, an even number is one that can be divided by two and still create a whole number. Zero meets the criteria!
A googol is 1 followed by 100 zeroes. A googolplex is 1 followed by a googol zeroes. If you wrote a googleplex out and printed it in a volumed series of books, it would weigh more than the entire planet.
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This video teaches the principle of fractions in an easy to understand way for children and kids to learn.
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