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Al-Battani (858-929) –  An Amazing Astronomer

Al-Battani (858-929) – An Amazing Astronomer

Home The World of Mathematics Al-Battani (858-929) An Amazing Astronomer       Al-Battānī was  an Arab astronomer, astrologer and mathematician. He is considered an important astronomer and mathematician of the Islamic Golden Age. His discoveries  were often...
Calculating a dog’s age in human years is harder than you think

Calculating a dog’s age in human years is harder than you think

Home Numeracy: The World of Mathematics To estimate your dog’s age in human years, multiply the dog’s age by seven, right? Wrong. A more accurate conversion isn’t so easy to do in your head: Multiply the natural logarithm of the dog’s age by 16, then add 31....
Bees are able to understand mathematics

Bees are able to understand mathematics

Home Numeracy: The World of Mathematics Bees are able to grasp basic mathematical ideas, according to a new study, which suggests a small brain may not mean low intelligence. After training a group of the pollinating insects scientists at the French National Centre...