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Topic: An Ancient Greek 'Pythagorean' Times Tables Chart (Recreated)
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Jonathan Crabtree

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An Ancient Greek 'Pythagorean' Times Tables Chart (Recreated)
Posted: Nov 13, 2013 8:26 PM
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As some may be aware, I enjoy delving into the origins of arithmetic. Many 'older' mathematics books attribute our simple multiplication table, or 'times tables' to Pythagoras from about 2500 years ago.

Yet I could never find a 'Pythagorean' times table.

So I recreated one myself!

You can see it and download it at
http://www.jonathancrabtree.com/mathematics/pythagoras-and-the-pythagorean-times-tables/

Yet be warned! Learning your multiplication facts the way the Greeks did is truly hard work - even for Greeks!

Jonathan Crabtree
Mathematics Researcher
Melbourne Australia
(Currently over at http://bit.ly/Vrrx9Q)



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