ERIC Number: ED035549
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1960
Reference Count: 0
The Number Story.
Freitag, Herta Taussig; Freitag, Arthur H.
The development of number concepts from prehistoric time to the present day are presented. Section 1 presents the historical development, logical development, and the infinitude of numbers. Section 2 focuses on non-positional and positional numeration systems. Section 3 compares historical and modern techniques and devices for computation. Section 4 considers the numbers of today which include the real numbers, complex numbers, and hypercomplex numbers. (RP)
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mathematics History, Number Concepts, Numbers, Secondary School Mathematics
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1201 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.