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Plimpton 322: The Ancient Roots of Modern Mathematics

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Author:Laurence Kirby
Description: A video documentary of our mathematical ideas from ancient cultures in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, and how they remain relevant in modern society and technology. The 33-minute film includes footage of a 4,000-year-old cuneiform tablet known as Plimpton 322, which was excavated in modern-day Iraq around 1920.

Levels: High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Video
Math Topics: History and Biography
Math Ed Topics: Minorities

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