# Indian numbers

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4 08, 2017

## Medieval math in Europe

By |2017-08-04T13:22:07-07:00August 4th, 2017|Math, Medieval|0 Comments

Math was a very exciting subject to be working on during the Middle Ages in Europe. Little by little, math experts in Europe were learning from Islamic math experts about what we call Arabic numbers (0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9) (though the [...]

4 08, 2017

## Medieval science in Europe

By |2018-04-24T09:01:17-07:00August 4th, 2017|Medieval, Science|1 Comment

Medieval science: an Italian pharmacy jar, about 1400 AD (Metropolitan Museum, New York) Learning from Islamic science During the Middle Ages, the best scientists and doctors weren't in Europe. They were [...]

4 08, 2017

## Medieval Schools – Europe

By |2019-12-20T06:48:05-08:00August 4th, 2017|Medieval|0 Comments

Clerks in the Manessa Codex threatening students with sticks (1300 AD) - Medieval schools Who went to school? In medieval Europe, even fewer kids went to school than in the Roman Empire. [...]

29 07, 2017

## Decimals and fractions – Numbers

By |2017-07-29T14:49:06-07:00July 29th, 2017|Math|0 Comments

A number line is infinite in both directions. Decimals, like fractions, are a way of describing points on the number line that fall in between the whole numbers. If you were using fractions, you'd [...]

27 07, 2017

## Medieval Islamic mathematics

By |2019-10-07T05:03:36-07:00July 27th, 2017|Islam, Math|0 Comments

Indian numbers and medieval Islamic mathematics Indian numbers About 630 AD, just before the Islamic empire got started, people in West Asia learned from traders or traveling scholars about "Arabic" numbers. Indian mathematics The invention [...]

27 07, 2017

## Medieval Islamic science

By |2019-10-07T07:26:55-07:00July 27th, 2017|Islam|0 Comments

Medieval Islamic science: Al Tusi's diagram of linear motion from circular motion Indian and African science In the Early Middle Ages, before the formation of the Islamic Empire, Buddhists ran the world's biggest [...]

27 07, 2017

## Ibn Sina – Islamic medicine

By |2019-10-04T07:58:44-07:00July 27th, 2017|Islam|24 Comments

Where ibn Sina came from: Uzbekistan Ibn Sina and the Samanids in Uzbekistan Ibn Sina (known to Europeans as Avicenna) was a scientist. He was born about 980 AD in the north-eastern part of [...]

26 07, 2017

## Maktab – Medieval Islamic schools

By |2019-11-23T11:10:32-08:00July 26th, 2017|Islam, People|0 Comments

Boys in Mauretania learning Quran verses in a maktab from wooden tablets Schools in the Islamic Empire In the Islamic empire and in Africa, as in West Asia before Islam, most kids never went to [...]

22 07, 2017

## Invention of Zero – Indian Numbers

By |2019-09-18T13:58:43-07:00July 22nd, 2017|India|2 Comments

History of Math: Counting tokens from Mehrgarh in Late Stone Age India Indian counting tokens and base 10 The first Indian numbers appeared in the late Stone Age, about 4000 BC. Around this time, [...]

22 07, 2017

## Ancient Indian Science and Math

By |2019-09-29T11:31:08-07:00July 22nd, 2017|India|10 Comments

Ancient Indian science: Mohenjo Daro (ca. 2000 BC) From the time of the Harappans to the time of the Islamic conquests, Indian scientists and mathematicians were leaders. Ancient Indian science especially stood out in mathematics and [...]