# Resources tagged with: History of number systems

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History and Philosophy of Mathematics > History of number systems

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

The Egyptians expressed all fractions as the sum of different unit
fractions. The Greedy Algorithm might provide us with an efficient
way of doing this.

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

The Egyptians expressed all fractions as the sum of different unit
fractions. Here is a chance to explore how they could have written
different fractions.

##### Age 7 to 14

Who first used fractions? Were they always written in the same way? How did fractions reach us here? These are the sorts of questions which this article will answer for you.

##### Age 11 to 14

A brief history of negative numbers throughout the ages

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Can all unit fractions be written as the sum of two unit fractions?

##### Age 7 to 14

First or two articles about Fibonacci, written for students.

##### Age 5 to 14

A brief article written for pupils about mathematical symbols.

##### Age 7 to 14

Read all about the number pi and the mathematicians who have tried to find out its value as accurately as possible.

##### Age 11 to 18

This article -useful for teachers and learners - gives a short
account of the history of negative numbers.

##### Age 11 to 18

This is the second article in a two part series on the history of Algebra from about 2000 BCE to about 1000 CE.