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- Ancient Computing by Mary B. Woods; Michael Woods Discusses the methods of computation developed in various civilizations around the world, from prehistoric times up until the end of the Roman Empire.Call Number: 510.93Publication Date: 2000
- Ancient Computing Technology by Michael Woods; Mary B. Woods Describes the different tools and techniques used by mathematicians in ancient cultures and discusses the influence of these ancient methods on computing technology in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.Call Number: FOLLETT eBook (unlimited copies)Publication Date: 2011
- Can You Count in Greek? by Judy Leimbach; Kathy Leimbach "Offers a concise, but thorough, introduction to ancient number systems. Students won't just learn to count like the ancient Greeks; they'll learn about the number systems of the Mayans, Babylonians, Egyptians, Romans, and Hindu-Arabic cultures, and also about quinary and binary systems. Symbols and rules regarding the use of the symbols in each number system are introduced and demonstrated with examples. Activity pages provide problems for the students to apply their understanding of each system"--Back cover.Call Number: 513.5 LEIPublication Date: 2005
- The Genius of Islam by Bryn Barnard "The Middle Ages were a period of tremendous cultural and scientific advancement in the Islamic Empire--ideas and inventions that shaped our world. Did you know that: * The numbers you use every day (Arabic numerals!) are a Muslim invention? * The marching band you hear at football games has its roots in the Middle East? * You are drinking orange juice at breakfast today thanks to Islamic farming innovations? * The modern city's skyline was made possible by Islamic architecture? The Muslim world has often been a bridge between East and West, but many of Islam's crucial innovations are hidden within the folds of history. In this important book, Bryn Barnard uses short, engaging text and gorgeous full-color artwork to bring Islam's contributions gloriously to life.nbsp; Chockful of information and pictures, and eminently browsable, The Genius of Islam is the definitive guide to a fascinating topic."Call Number: FOLLETT eBookPublication Date: 2011
- The History of Counting by Denise Schmandt-Besserat; Michael Hays (Illustrator) Drawing on years of research, a renowned archaeologist traces the evolution of counting. She shows how the concept of numbers came about, how various societies answered the question "How many?," and how our modern-day decimal system was developed.Call Number: 513.5 SCHPublication Date: 1999
- The Story of Our Numbers: The History of Arabic Numerals by Zelda King Presents an introduction to Roman numerals, and traces the history and development of the Hindu-Arabic numerals used throughout the modern world.Call Number: 513.5 KINPublication Date: 2004

- Ancient numeration system - Basic-Mathematics.comTake a look at some of the ancient number systems to see how mathematics developed in ancient cultures. The Hindu-Arabic number system is what we use today, but it began long ago. The tally number system is the simplest one to do because each stroke represents an object. The Egyptian number system came into being around 3400 BC, and it uses symbols to represent power of 10 numbers. Roman numerals started around 500 BC; it uses letters to represent certain values. We still use Roman numerals today. The Babylonian and Mayan number systems are very different from our number system.Contains advertisements.
- Mathematics History Topics Index - University of St. AndrewsLearn about the history of mathematics in the following cultures: ancient Babylonian, ancient Egyptian, ancient Greek, Arabic, Chinese, Indian, Mayan, American and Scottish. Each one includes a history and their contributions to the math we use today. For example, Babylonians divided the day into 24 hours, each hour into sixty minutes, and each minute into sixty seconds, which has been in place for 4,000 years. See photos of ancient Egyptian mathematics written on papyrus paper and how they used numeral hieroglyphs. Learn about Pythagoras and how the ancient Greeks taught mathematics.

- Count Like an Egyptian by David Reimer Provides a fun, hands-on introduction that takes you step-by-step through addition, subtraction, multiplication, and more. Learn how fractions and decimals may have been calculated--they technically didn't exist in the land of the pharaohs. You'll be immersed in many facets of Egyptian life, from hieroglyphs and pyramid building to agriculture, religion, and even bread baking and beer brewing. You'll also learn some Babylonian computation--the precursor to our modern system--and see how ancient Egyptian mathematics compares to today's math.Call Number: FOLLETT eBook & SORA eBookPublication Date: 2014

- The History of the Maya by Mary Ann Hoffman Presents an introduction to the concept of using computational skills in problem solving, and contains an overview of the history of the Mayan people of Mexico, including information on their society, economy, architecture, mathematics, and writing.Call Number: 510 HOFPublication Date: 2005

- Science and Mathematics in India - Asia SocietyCounting was the first expression of mathematics in all early civilizations. Numbers started off very simple - groups of lines, and later came number names, symbols and alphabetic letters. Most of us don’t even think about where our number system came from as we use it on a daily basis, but not all ancient civilizations used a base ten system. Ancient Babylon used a base 60 system. India used an early decimal system during the Harappan period during the Bronze Age for weight scales. During the Vedic period (1700-1100 BC), mathematical developments mirrored those in Egypt, Babylon, and China.

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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.

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