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Women’s History Month – Shakuntala Devi Downloadable

March 19, 2024 Teach to One

Next up in our Women’s History Month series is Shakuntala Devi. Given her ability to do calculations at a record-breaking speed, she was named “The Human Computer.” In 1977, Shakuntala extracted the 23rd root of a 201-digit number in just 50 seconds, beating an actual computer! Outside of being a math wizard, Shakuntala wrote several books in her later years, including novels and texts about mathematics, puzzles, and astrology.