Number Stories of Long Ago

by David Eugene Smith

Description:  Join the Story-Teller as night after night he entertains a crowd of children gathered round the fire with stories of what might really have happened when the world was young. He shares stories of how boys and girls used to write numbers in long ago times, with Ching writing on palm leaves, Lugal on bricks, and Hippias on parchment. And how through the ages they devised various ways of adding, multiplying, and div­iding. At the close of each evening he leaves the children with questions to ponder or situations to puzzle over. The book concludes with a series of number puzzles and curious problems for further reflection by all ages.

Additional information:

Ages:  13-18
Length:  140 pages
Format:  Paperback
Illustrations:  Black and white
Year published:  2022
ISBN:  978-1-63334-168-5 
Genres:  Mathmatics

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Table of Contents

1. How Ching and An-Am and Menes Counted
II. How Ahmes and Lugal and Chang Wrote Their Numbers
III. How Hippias and Daniel and Titus Wrote Their Numbers
IV. How Gupta and Mohammed and Gerbert Wrote Their Numbers
V. How Robert and Wu and Caius Added Numbers
VI. How Cuthbert and Leonardo and Johann Multiplied Numbers
VII. How Filippo and Adriaen and Michael Divided Numbers

VIII. Ahmes and Heron and Jakob Despair of Ever Learning Fractions

IX. Number Puzzles Before the Log Fire
X. Curious Problems Before the Log Fire

Note to Teachers
More about Puzzles and Problems
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