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|Sir Isaac Newton|
|Isaac Newton was the first one to develop a special type of math called calculus.|
Isaac Newton was born in 1643 at Woolsthorpe, England. His father died three months before his birth. His mother remarried but did not wish to raise Isaac. Isaac Newton was raised by his grandmother. He attended Free Grammar School and then went on to Trinity College Cambridge. Newton worked his way through college. While at college he became interested in math, physics and astronomy. Newton received both a bachelors and masters degree.
While Newton was in college he was writing his ideas in a journal. Newton had new ideas about motion, which he called his three laws of motion. He also had ideas about gravity, the diffraction of light and forces. Newton's ideas were so good that Queen Anne knighted him in 1705. Sir Isaac Newton died in 1727.
How did Isaac Newton keep track of all of his new ideas?
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