The History of Maths
Maths first arose from the
practical need to measure time and to count. The earliest evidence of
primitive forms of counting occurs in notched bones and scored pieces of
wood and stone. Early uses of geometry are revealed in patterns found
on ancient cave walls and pottery.
As civilizations arose in Asia and the Near East, sophisticated number systems and basic knowledge of arithmetic, geometry, and algebra began to develop. To find out about how Maths developed in different eras, click on any of the following:
