Babylonian and Egyptian Mathematics
An exploration of the mathematical achievements of the Babylonians and Egyptians.
Questions for exploration:
Why can it be said that the Babylonians calculating skills were in some ways more advanced that our contemporary mathematical systems? How did they figure time? What was major disadvantage suffered by Babylonian mathematicians? In what significant way was Egyptian mathematics different from Greek mathematics?
Why were Egyptian and Roman numerical systems ill suited to mathematical calculations, such as multiplication?