There are 10 NRICH Mathematical resources connected to History of measurement, you may find related items under History and Philosophy of Mathematics.Broad Topics > History and Philosophy of Mathematics > History of measurement
The second of three articles on the History of Trigonometry.
The first of three articles on the History of Trigonometry. This takes us from the Egyptians to early work on trigonometry in China.
Noticing the regular movement of the Sun and the stars has led to a desire to measure time. This article for teachers and learners looks at the history of man's need to measure things.
If you would like a new CD you would probably go into a shop and buy one using coins or notes. (You might need to do a bit of saving first!) However, this way of paying for the things you want did. . . .
This article, written for students, looks at how some measuring units and devices were developed.
Astronomy grew out of problems that the early civilisations had. They needed to solve problems relating to time and distance - both mathematical topics.
Calendars were one of the earliest calculating devices developed by civilizations. Find out about the Mayan calendar in this article.
Mathematics has always been a powerful tool for studying, measuring and calculating the movements of the planets, and this article gives several examples.
This article for teachers recounts the history of measurement, encouraging it to be used as a spring board for cross-curricular activity.
This article tells you all about some early ways of measuring as well as methods of measuring tall objects we can still use today. You can even have a go at some yourself!