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Babylonian numerals

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Visit this site: http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/history/HistTopics/Babylonian_numerals.html

Author:MacTutor Math History Archives
Description: Linked essay exploring the development of the Babylonians' number system, with ideas inherited from the Sumerians and the Akkadians. From them came base 60, or the sexagesimal system, but neither the Sumerian nor the Akkadian system was a positional system and this advance by the Babylonians is considered their greatest achievement in terms of developing the number system, perhaps their greatest achievement in mathematics. With references and other related web sites.

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles, Bibliographies
Math Topics: History and Biography

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