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One is 1 … or is it? (The Finicky & Subjective Nature of the Fundamental Math Unit)

One is one … or is it? is a quick look at the incredibly subjective nature of the number 1 and how a little bit of reframing can turn even the most basic of math principles on its ear. Created by Christopher Danielson and the TED-Ed animation team for TED-Ed, TED’s education initiative, it’s an excellent lesson on the infinite value of units.

If you dug this, you should also check out TED-Ed’s The Power of Simple Words and Just How Small is an Atom?.

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