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16 09, 2017

## West Asian mathematics – history of math

By |2019-09-04T05:49:16-07:00September 16th, 2017|West Asia|0 Comments

History of math: Sumerian multiplication table (2700 BC) Cuneiform multiplication table Once people in West Asia figured out how to write down numbers, about 3500 BC, they quickly began to want to use cuneiform to [...]

29 07, 2017

## What are logarithms? Numbers and math

Earthquake in Peru - we measure earthquakes using logarithms What are logarithms? Logarithms are a way of writing numbers using exponents. "Log 100" means the exponent you'd need to use to get 100 [...]

29 07, 2017

## Exponents – numbers and math

This is a square. The darker purple line is the perimeter of the square. Using exponents is a short way of saying "multiply the number by itself." The little number [...]

25 07, 2017

## The Islamic story of wheat on the chessboard

By |2019-03-22T17:57:14-07:00July 25th, 2017|Islam, Literature|2 Comments

Muslims playing chess in Spain What is exponential growth? About 1260 AD, Ibn Khallikan, a Kurdish historian living in the Abbasid Empire (modern Iraq), wrote an encyclopedia with biographies of many famous men [...]

18 07, 2017