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Genre/Form: | History Juvenile works Literature Juvenile literature |
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Material Type: | Juvenile audience |

Document Type: | Book |

All Authors / Contributors: |
Tracey Baptiste |

ISBN: | 9781622755301 1622755308 |

OCLC Number: | 881498684 |

Target Audience: | Grades 7 to 12. |

Description: | 72 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm. |

Contents: | Mathematics in the Ancient world -- Mathematics in the Middle Ages and Renaissance -- Mathematics from the 18th century to modern times -- The study of quantity, magnitude, and relations of numbers and symbols. |

Series Title: | Story of math: core principles of mathematics. |

Other Titles: | Study of numbers, quantity, and space |

Responsibility: | edited by Tracey Baptiste. |

### Abstract:

This insightful guide to the history and basic concepts of mathematics reveals how math concepts helped to shape society--from the basic counting and units of measurement that facilitated commerce to the kind of surveying techniques and geometry that helped build the Egyptian pyramids. A chronological account of advancements in mathematics ranges Aristotle and al-Khwarizmi (who first used the term "algebra") to high-speed computers and their impact upon the teaching and understanding of mathematics. Readers will also find out how much of ancient arithmetic--like the 60 minute hour--is still part of our everyday life.

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