From Abacus to Zero – The Etymology of the Language of Mathematics

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Time: 7:30pm

Mathematical Sciences Building, Room A17 University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD

Tuesday December 13, 2016 7:30pm Tuesday December 13, 2016 7:30pm Europe/London From Abacus to Zero – The Etymology of the Language of Mathematics From Abacus to Zero – The Etymology of the Language of Mathematics A talk by Ed Southall (PGCE Mathematics Tutor, […] Event Link: https://ima.org.uk/3224/abacus-zero-etymology-language-mathematics/

From Abacus to Zero – The Etymology of the Language of Mathematics


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From Abacus to Zero – The Etymology of the Language of Mathematics A talk by Ed Southall (PGCE Mathematics Tutor, University of Huddersfield)

Abstract

A look at the origins of the technical terms and symbols used in mathematics, and the (sometimes bizarre) stories behind them.

Biography

Ed has taught in Education for 12 years in a variety of roles; as a teacher of Computing and Mathematics, Director of Computing, Head of Mathematics and Assistant Headteacher. Ed has also worked as an Education Consultant in the Middle East with the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust, where he worked with local and International Schools to train mathematics teachers. Ed still teaches part-time in a local Secondary School.

No charge is made to attend meetings; non-IMA members are welcome.

On-Campus parking is free after 4:30pm – Main Visitor Car Park (Hugh Stewart Hall)

The talk is coordinated by East Midlands Branch Secretary, Dr Stephen Hibberd

Image credit: Abacus 6.jpg by Loadmaster / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA-3.0

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