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Guess Who

100

Where can math be found in nature?

Galaxy spirals and seashell curves

100

What number doesn't have a Roman Numeral?

Zero

100

Who is the fastest human calculator?

Scott Flansburg

100

What was calculus originally called?

Infinitesimal calculus

100

Who is known as the father of mathematics?

Archimedes

200

What is the golden number in nature?

1.618

200

Where is 4 considered an unlucky number?

Asia

200

What is the fastest someone has counted to one billion?

Jeremy Harper in 89 days

200

The word calculus is Latin for

Pebbles

200

Who developed the three laws of motion?

Newton

300

What math theory explains the randomness of nature?

The Butterfly Effect

300

Where was the first recorded instance of math games being played?

South of the Sahara in Africa

300

Which Indian astronomer discovered zero in 600 AD?

Brahmagupta

300

What are the two major branches of calculus?

Differential calculus and integral calculus

300

Who is known for the x/y coordinate plane?

Rene Descartes

400

What number sequence is seen in nature and was discovered in 1202 AD?

The Fibonacci Sequence.

400

What was the first civilization to use dot patterns representing numbers?

The Chinese

400

How old was Isaac Newton when he developed integral calculus?

23

400

The foundation of calculus can be traced back to where?

Ancient Greece

400

Who was the father of math and music?

Pythagoras

500

Who introduced the Fibonacci Sequence?

Leonardo Pisano

500

What is our current numerical system based on?

Hindu-Arabic numerical system

500

When was googol first used?

1938

500

Isaac Newton and who are credited with working on Calculus?

Gottfried Leibniz

500

What German woman formulated theories to understand relativity?

Emmy Noether