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As a Jewish teenager in Romania in the 1930s, Egon Balas was curious about math, physics and girls. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "Egon Balas, Jailed and Tortured in Romania, Found Salvation in Math," 29 Mar. 2019 Known as the Nobel Prize for math, the Abel comes with a cash prize of about $700,000. Glamour, "Meet Karen Uhlenbeck, The First Woman to Ever Win the ‘Nobel Prize of Math’," 22 Mar. 2019 Classrooms where students learn math, social studies and English language arts will also be getting new furniture that’s designed to maximize flexibility, according to Caruso Principal Brian Bullis. Steve Sadin,, "New libraries at Caruso and Shepard designed with an eye toward collaboration, technology," 9 July 2018 EdVestors has worked with the school system on several initiatives, such as expanding the arts, increasing the rigor of middle-school math, and providing more opportunities for career and technical education programs. James Vaznis,, "Interim schools chief ready to make ‘important moves’," 29 June 2018 If a student shows an aptitude for math, for example, that could lead to a career as a line producer. Ryan Faughnder,, "Movie studio seeks a behind-the-scenes role in L.A. schools to help fix Hollywood's inclusion problem," 29 June 2018 Erica worked as an elementary school math teacher for over a decade, and now serves as an education consultant, cites the Dallas Morning News. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Julián Castro's Wife Erica Lira Could Be America's Future First Lady," 11 Apr. 2019 Ralph Pantozzi, a math teacher in Summit, N.J., said his school’s lemonade stand sometimes puzzles some of the third-graders who run it. Harriet Torry, WSJ, "The First Money Lesson to Teach Your Children: This Is What a Dollar Looks Like," 8 Feb. 2019 Opting to build the Death Star in the shape of a sphere may not have been classic Star Wars villain Darth Vader's wisest move, according to math teacher Ben Orlin. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "The math of why it’s so hard to build a spherical Death Star in space," 18 Sep. 2018

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circa 1847, in the meaning defined above

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a sum of money that is sent as a payment

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