Hypatia
Hypatia has the ability to affect the flow of time.
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The full story of Hypatia is unknown. It is believed that she has existed since the universe was in its infancy. Hypatia has managed to live for millions of years because she can control time. It is said that she had difficult controlling her power and is now trapped in a time bubble waiting to be freed.
Hypatia is now known to have edited and corrected Book III of Ptolemy's Almagest, A 2nd-century Greek-language mathematical and astronomical treatise.
Hypatia's father mentions the name Epiphanius in an old text. Some scholars believe this may be the name of Hypatia's brother.
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Hypatia was born in Alexandria, a province of Egypt, in 350 AD.
In this fact-file find out why we turned Hypatia into a Superhero and learn how to make your papyrus
Hypatia never married and it is said when one man tried to court she tried to discourage him by playing a lyre. We have this as her weakness as a Cursed Lyre would not work!
Pinned to her chest is an Astrolabe. Hypatia is known to have constructed Astrolabes. And in the background of her drawing you will find the lighthouse of Alexandria.
Full name: Hypatia of Alexandria
Born: 350
Died: 415
Occupation: Mathematician
Hypatia was a female philosopher and mathematician, born in Alexandria, Egypt possibly in 350-370 CE. Hypatia is known for her work on the ideas of conic sections.
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This concept developed the ideas of hyperbolas, parabolas, and ellipses. With Hypatia's work she made the concepts easier to understand, thus making the work survive through many centuries. Hypatia was an extraordinary woman not only for her time, but for any time and a popular public speaker.

"Hypatia made such attainments in literature and science, as to far surpass all the philosophers of her own time."
Socrates
WHAT'S A MATHEMATICIAN?
A mathematician is someone who uses their knowledge of mathematics to solve mathematical problems.
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What Do Mathematicians Do?
Mathematics is concerned with numbers, data, quantity, structure, space, models, and change. Mathematics includes the study of such topics as algebra and geometry.


Math is full of symbols. But Where do math symbols come from?
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Facts: Hypatia
Hypatia was trained as a mathematician and taught to become a great speaker.
Hypatia did not wear the usual women's clothing of the time, she wore a scholars gown.
Join a curator from the British Museum to learn more about Astrolabes and how they were used.
What were Astrolabes for?
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2,300 years ago, the rulers of Alexandria set out to to collect all the knowledge in the world under one roof: The Library of Alexandria.
What happened to the Library of Alexandria?
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Some types of curves that we see everyday have a common. connection. They are obtained by interesecting the surface of a cone with a plane and so are called Conic sections or Conics.
What are Conic Sections?
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She was loved and admired by her students and people came from all over the world to hear her lectures.
She did a lot of exercise, she rowed, swam and frequently went horseback riding.
YOU WILL NEED
PVA Glue
Paintbrush
STEP 1: Mix equal amounts of water and PVA glue in a bowl.

STEP 2: Use the newspaper as a surface to work on, make it as big as wide and long as Payprus you want to make

STEP 3: Cut the brown paper bag into strips (you can also tear the strips but we found cutting them made it easier to make the papyrus)

STEP 4:
Dip the strips of brown paper bag into the Glue/Water mixture (make sure they are well covered.
MAKE YOUR OWN PAPYRUS
Newspaper or baking parchment
Water
Brown paper bags
A bowl & scissors
STEP 5: Lay the first strip vertically and align it with the edge of the newspaper you have laid out on your table. Then continue to lay strips vertically letting the pieces of brown paper overlap. Continue until you reach the end of the Newspaper. Press and smooth to remove excess liquid.

STEP 6: Now run strips horizontally, just like you did when you were laying the strips vertically. When finished press and smooth to remove the excess liquid.

STEP 7: Let the papyrus dry. Once dry your papyrus is ready to write or draw on!
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