Historical aspects of mathematics
For your initial posting, based on the concepts from this unit, answer at least two of the following:
Share a thing that you learned about historical aspects of mathematics.
Share a resource you found that was helpful to your understanding of the concepts in this unit.
Ask a question about the numeration systems or modular arithmetic.
Post a relevant or encouraging meme about numeration systems, Fibonacci sequence, Golden Ratio or modular arithmetic.
I learned that the Hindu-Arabic numeral system, which we use today, was invented in India around the 5th century AD. It was later adopted by Arab mathematicians, and from there it spread to Europe. The Hindu-Arabic numeral system is a place-value system, which means that the position of a digit in a number affects its value. This makes it much easier to do calculations than with other systems, such as the Roman numeral system.