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Author:MacTutor Math History Archives
Description: All the mathematicians whose biographies are given in the MacTutor archive exhibited extraordinary mental powers. This article examines a few mathematicians who showed extraordinary powers of memory and calculating, together with a number of people who had no mathematical skills, usually no education, yet were able to display feats of mental arithmetical skills that astounded their contemporaries.

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles, Bibliographies
Math Topics: Number Sense/About Numbers, History and Biography, Psychology

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