Interesting Math History 

1.
What are the different types of Numerals used in daytoday life ? 
2.
What is the origin of Roman Numerals and how actually is the counting done on this system ? 
3.
Where did HinduArabic Number System originate ? 
4.
Where did the concept of Zero originate ? 
5.
Where do the + and  signs come from ? 
6.
Where did the ÷ sign come from ? 
7.
Who discovered the symbol = for equals ? 
8.
What sign is 0, + or  sign ? 
9.
How did the word 'Prime' for Prime Numbers originated ? 
10.
What is Parentheses ? 
11.
How did the sign for Roots originate ? 
12.
Where does the phrase 'Percent' come from ? 
13.
How did the symbol '%' originate ? 
14.
What is 'Binary System' of arithmetic ? 
15.
What does 'e' stands for in arithmetic ? 
16.
What is a 'Graph' ? 
17.
What led to 'Ten' as the base of the generally used number system ? 
18.
How did the word 'Digit' originate in reference to numbers ? 
19.
What is an 'Abacus' ? 
20.
What is the origin of Measure ? 
21.
Why does a mile have to be 5280 ft ? 
22.
How did the Metric System originate ? 
23.
What is the origin of the basic unit of time ? 
24.
What is 'Carat' ? 
25.
What are 'Gills' ? 
26.
How do you explain pi (p) in a simple way ? 
27.
What is the 'Ludolphian Number' ? 
28.
What is a 'Googol' ? 
29.
What is a 'Googolplex' ? 
30.
A certain number is attached to the Maiden Goddess Athene. What are some of the other
numbers attached to ? 
31.
How did the word 'Calculate' originate ? 
32.
How did the word 'Ton' originate ? Why should there be 2000 pounds in a ton, and why not
1000? 
33.
What is a 'Literal Equation' ? 
34.
What is 'Rhind Papyrus' ? 
35.
What is 'Ahmes Rhind Papyrus' ? 
36.
What is 'Dyadic Notation' ? 
37.
Why is there no Metric Time Unit ? Means, why can't we use multiples of ten instead of 60
seconds, 60 minutes, 24 hours,
7 days in a week and 36 5 days in a year ? 
38.
What is the 'Concept of Temperature' ? 
39.
How did the Fahrenheit and Centigrade temperature scales originate ? 
40.
What is the 'Theory of Numbers' ? 