Found in Sub-Sahara Africa? Older than the ancient Egyptians? “Today, however, the more than 20,000 years old Ishango bone is considered to be the first evidence of a calculator in the world, although in the Lebombo mountains of Zwaziland a similar find has been dated to 35,000 years ago. Named after the place where it was […]

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# Ancient African Mathematics from Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s ancient and advanced system of mathematics is the same sophisticated system that modern computers use today. The strange and ancient method of multiplication that Ethiopian merchants used for thousands of years is explained. Using an example of multiplying 11 by 15 and using coffee beans as counters, the method of halving the 11 and […]

Read More# Hidden Figures: The African American Women Mathematicians Who Helped NASA

Black or white, East or West, single or married, mothers or childless, women were now a fundamental part of the aeronautical-research process. –Courtesy of William Morrow Working as a research mathematician at Langley was a very, very good black job — and it was also a very, very good female job. They had learned the […]

Read More# Math Gender Gap

Girls’ Math Skills May Fall Short Of Boys’ Because Of Male Impulsiveness. By: LiveScience.com, staff Published: 07/28/2012 10:45 PM EDT on LiveScience From an early age, boys tend to take a more impulsive approach to math problems in the classroom, which might help them get ahead of girls in the long-run, suggests the latest study […]

Read More# Amazing Methods of Calculation

25,000 yr old Mathematical Instrument found in Congo The oldest complex Mathematical System was found in 1950 in Eastern Congo in the region known as Ishango. It is a carved bone which consisted of notches on 3 faces on the carved bone. These notches suggests an ancient knowledge of multiplication and prime numbers using the […]

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