Mathematics in Ancient Mesopotamia [S-14-34]

Presenter: Cheryl Chase Miller
Location: SUNY: Van Housen Extension SB27A
Classes: 1 Session 1.5 hours
Dates: Fri 3:00 PM 03/28
Status: CLOSED

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The mathematics done by many ancient civilizations is much more sophisticated than most people know. In this presentation, we will look specifically at mathematics from ancient Mesopotamia, which flourished from 3500 BCE to 500 BCE.

Cheryl Miller has taught in the department of mathematics at SUNY Potsdam for 25 years. Over 10 years ago, she created a course in the history of mathematics called “Mathematical Origins.” The course has been offered as both a regular semester course and as a travel course, enticing students to travel to Mexico to see Mesoamerican relics which include the use of numbers.



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