A history of Zero
Library Home || Full Table of Contents || Suggest a Link || Library Help
|MacTutor Math History Archives|
|Linked essay on the development of the concept of zero. There are two important but different uses of zero: one as a empty place indicator in our place-value number system, and one as a number itself in the form we use it as 0. There are also different aspects of zero within these two uses, namely the concept, the notation, and the name. Neither of these uses has an easily described history... With references and other related web sites.|
|Levels:||Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College|
|Resource Types:||Articles, Bibliographies|
|Math Topics:||Number Sense/About Numbers, History and Biography|
© 1994- Drexel University. All rights reserved.
The Math Forum is a research and educational enterprise of the Drexel University School of Education.