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The History Behind Number Development and Other Methods of Counting.
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This is an animated movie on the development of numbers and how civilizations used other methods of counting. (07:04)
November 23, 2010 at 03:32 PM
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Who Invented the Number System?
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The number system used today, known as the base 10 number system, was first invented by the Egyptians around 3100 BC. Find out how the Hindu-Arabic number system helped shape the current number system with information from a math teacher. (02:03)
July 17, 2009 at 09:26 AM
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Famous Inventors of Mathematics
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Famous math inventors were nearly all from Ancient Greece, the birthplace of geometry and trigonometry. The instructor uses a white board to discuss not the inventors themselves, but the specific math and it origins. (02:04)
February 15, 2010 at 02:18 PM
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The History of Math Symbols
From YouTube, produced by Christopher Rokosz
The history of math symbols stems from Ancient Roman and Greek culture. In this video learn about math symbols from a mathematics instructor.  The instructor shows various symbols on a whiteboard while he explains their representations.  Narrators sp... [more]
February 19, 2010 at 11:43 AM
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Math Help : History of Math Symbols
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There is a very large number of math symbols, such as the percent symbol, which was first developed in the 15th century. This video is in lecture format. (02:18)
November 28, 2010 at 05:11 PM
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