Teachers TV:Painting With Numbers Zero to Infinity
A video on the origins of our mathematical skills suitable for KS3 and KS4. In this programme, mathematician Marcus du Sautoy explains how humans have developed numbers for their mathematical needs. We learn that humans first began counting with whole numbers only, but then needed to invent others as their mathematical skills increased. Marcus meets with Dr Eleanor Robson who reveals that zero, as we know it, was invented by Indian mathematicians and that it has revolutionised the way maths is done.


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Created: Aug 10, 2009

Updated: Jan 24, 2018

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