Written Numbers Questions



Choose ONE of the questions listed below and write at most three sides of A4 as an answer. Diagrams should be used wherever appropriate.

  1. Compare and contrast counting systems based on repetition enciphering and place value.

  2. Discuss Chinese numerals or Greek numerals.

  3. Compare and contrast Greek and Roman numerals.

Many of the books mentioned on the reading list in the Module Guide have relevant chapters

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The Development of Counting Systems and Notations

Sumerian and Babilonians Numerals

History of Mathematics Module

Links to other History of Mathematics sites


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