Year 7 Number 1 Homework History of Mathematics Mathematics did not just happen, it has evolved. For your first maths homework, you are going to look at one part of the history of mathematics. Choose a period of history from the next page and then select a suitable task(s).
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For your first maths homework, you are going to
look at one part of the history of mathematics.
Choose a period of history from the next page and
then select a suitable task(s).
This will be an opportunity to impress with the standard
of your work. Don’t settle for second best.
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Greek numerals are a bit more complicated than Roman. There are two distinct groups of Greek numerals, and both are given below.
First is the Acrophonic - this is type of Greek numerals that were used in ancient Greece up to Roman times (100 BC). It is called acrophonic because of the initial letter of the word designation - for example g (in Greek script as below) stood for five, and five was 'gente'; h stood for 100, and hundred was 'hekaton' and so on. This system is also sometimes called 'Attic' - it also stands for an offspring of Ionic dialect spoken in the city of Athens.
This was later replaced by the Alphabetic numerals - where 27 letters and their combinations stood for all numbers. The table is given below too. This system is also sometimes called Ionic. It was not positional, meaning that the place of the letter did not denote its value like we have it in our number system.