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Earliest Uses of Various Mathematical Symbols

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Author:Jeff Miller, Gulf High School, New Port Richey, FL
Description: An attempt to identify the individuals who introduced various common mathematical symbols, along with the dates and name of the document in which the symbol first appeared: symbols of operation; grouping symbols; symbols of relation; fractions and decimals; constants; variables; functions; symbols used in geometry, trigonometry, calculus; set notation and logic; number theory; written sources for the pages; and contributors.

Levels: Elementary, Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Dictionaries, Glossaries, Thesauri
Math Topics: History and Biography

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