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  • Educator Orly Rubinsten
  • Director Jelena Oroz
  • Script Editor Eleanor Nelsen
  • Art Director Jelena Oroz
  • Animator Ira Bulić
  • Producer Draško Ivezić
  • Associate Producer Jessica Ruby
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Pen-Pen Chen


Additional Resources for you to Explore
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We still have a lot to learn about the human brain. This site: Changing Brains has many resources and tons of interesting information about brain development. 

Learn about the many women in mathematics here. Next, meet Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to win the highest math honor in the world. Meet the First Woman to Win Math’s Most Prestigious Prize! describes her amazing accomplishment. Learn more about her excitement for math by reading this: Maryam Mirzakhani: 'The more I spent time on maths, the more excited I got.'

Learn more about what happens in your brain with this article: What Your Brain Looks Like When It Solves a Math Problem.

Check out some other TED-Ed that involve math. These lessons can provide background, a challenge, or help create more links between mathematics and other subject areas.