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7 Math Fair 2024 - Work In Progress

ANCIENT NUMBER SYSTEMS

You may choose to explore one of these ancient systems. Choose from Egyptians, Babylonians, Romans, Ancient Chinese, Chinese rod numerals, Mayan math, or Native American Finger/Body counting.

Books

Websites

Ancient Egypt

Ancient Maya

Ancient India

Videos

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1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9... and 0. With just these ten symbols, we can write any rational number imaginable. But why these particular symbols? Why ten of them? And why do we arrange them the way we do? Alessandra King gives a brief history of numerical systems. Lesson by Alessandra King, animation by Zedem Media.