Numerals in ancient civilizations
- Numerals in ancient civilization. // World Almanac for Kids;1998, p148
Presents a chart showing the numeral systems of various ancient civilizations, in comparison with the modern Western system of numerals. Egyptian; Babylonian; Greek; Mayan; Chinese; Hindu; Arabic.
- NUMERALS IN ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS. // World Almanac for Kids;2002, p169
People have been counting since the earliest of times. Many of the early numerals looked very different from the way they look today.
- By the numbers. Currie, Stephen // Appleseeds;Feb99, Vol. 1 Issue 6, p28
Explains how Ancient Egyptians used numbers.
- ANCIENT MIDDLE EAST. // Ancient Computing;2000, p17
People in the Middle East became more settled, building houses, farms and villages in a growing region known as the Fertile Crescent around 3500 B.C. As they settled into villages, they soon developed methods for counting crops, measuring land and keeping track of the growing season. They...
- ANCIENT EGYPT. // Ancient Computing;2000, p27
Ancient Egyptians used computing technology for many projects. They used hieroglyphics, also known as picture-numbering. They had a strange way of multiplying, which involved two columns of numbers. There are simple methods they used for measuring the size of fields and buildings. They used...
- ANCIENT AMERICAS. // Ancient Computing;2000, p53
Computing technology of the Maya, a New World civilization based in Mesoamerica, includes a numeral system, mathematics and an accurate calendar. Their numeral system is based on the number 20. Maya mathematics features the concept of zero. They used two calendars, one is named after the...
- NUMERALS in Ancient Civilizations. // World Almanac for Kids;2005, p179
The article looks at what some numerals looked like in different, ancient cultures. Roman numerals are still used today. The symbols used for different numbers are the letters I (1), V (5), X (10), L (50), C (100), D (500), and M (1,000).
- THE STONE AGE. // Ancient Computing;2000, p11
Stone Age people probably knew the importance of quantities, or amounts, because they developed basic systems for counting. There are ways ancient people kept track of numbers. They use finger symbols, stick and cords, and body parts. Body-parts measurements were not uniform but they offer a...
- ANCIENT INDIA AND CHINA. // Ancient Computing;2000, p41
Ancient Indians and Chinese introduced many advances in computing technology. For instance, the numerals used in many countries were developed in India. They also helped develop the decimal system. Abacus was popularized by ancient Chinese.