Number Notion

A VERY BRIEF HISTORY OF NUMBERS One knows who invented numbers, but it’s fun to think that some early caveman named Oog did it when he said “uhn,” “uhn uhn,” and ‘uuuuuuhhhn” which meant “one.” “two.” and “lots.” Tallying The earliest written numbers were most likely tallies simple lines that cache represent one object. You …

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Brain Benders

A PROBABLE CAUSE You might be surprised to know that probability is a relatively new area of math. Probability began to be studied in the mid-1600s. That may seem like a long time ago, but remember that people have been doing geometry for thousands of years. Probability is involved any time we do something where …

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