Greek mathematics is believed to be derived from the Egyptians and the Babylonians and was much more sophisticated than previous mathematics. Their numbering system was base 10 and they had ideas of addition and multiplication. The Greeks were very concerned about accuracy. They were not satisfied with estimations or rounding and were the first to … Continue reading

# Monthly Archives: January 2014

# Math is…

When people find out that I am a math major, they throw some numbers at me wanting to know the product. I just laugh and tell them that my major is math, not arithmetic. Math is more than just numbers, using basic operations, and finding a value for ‘x.’ There is such a great range of … Continue reading