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Author:Duncan J. Melville, St. Lawrence University
Description: The origins of mathematics in Mesopotamia from the earliest tokens, through the development of Sumerian mathematics to the grand flowering in the Old Babylonian period, and on into the later periods of Mesopotamian history. Organized into background; chronological summaries; special topics, such as cuneiform numbers and their names, and Mesopotamian procedures for solving rectangular problems involving square roots; referencee; and tables on the web. Also, a Javascript cuneiform calculator.

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

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