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Growing Ideas of Number

The first book in The Emergence of Number series, Growing Ideas of Number explores the notion of how ideas of number have grown throughout history. It looks at how different types of number and views of numbers (and their meaning and applications) have varied across cultures over time, and combines historical, archaeological and psychological considerations with the mathematics.

The book illustrates some of the real problems and subtleties of number, including counting, calculation, measuring and using machines, which ancient and modern people have grappled with - and continue to grapple with today. It includes a range of illustrative examples, diagrams, tables and references for further reading, as well as suggested activities, exercises and investigations.

Publication Details
Name of Publisher: ACER Press
Place of Publication: Camberwell, Vic.
Resource Type: Monograph
ISBN: 9780864317094
EISBN: 9781429454841
Publication Year: 2007
Subject Covered: Mathematics