Interesting Math History 1. What are the different types of Numerals used in day-to-day life ? 2. What is the origin of Roman Numerals and how actually is the counting done on this system ? 3. Where did Hindu-Arabic 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' ? LINKS DISCLAIMER CONTACT US