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Mathematics: Get to Know Numbers

Mathematics: Get to Know Numbers

If you've ever played a billiards game, voted in an election or followed a recipe, then you've interacted with math outside the classroom. Similarly, if you've ever used an "if-then" statement, you've used mathematical deductive reasoning. Still, there is so much more to numbers and equations than the human mind can comprehend, a seemingly endless unfolding of infinite possibilities.

So if numbers are more than what meets the eye, what important data about the world can we gather at a deeper, more complex level? As it turns out, quite a lot. Channel your inner Isaac Newton as these videos take you through the ins and outs of the number galaxy.

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  2. Video analysis has revealed that every starling in a murmuration interacts with about six or seven of its neighbors. 01:49

  3. Scientists still don't how how starlings use their senses to interact with each other so quickly and precisely. 03:01

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