Babylonian mathematics
Babylonian mathematics

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Babylonian mathematics

Babylonian mathematics

Introduction

This course looks at Babylonian mathematics. You will learn how a series of discoveries have enabled historians to decipher stone tablets and study the various techniques the Babylonians used for problem-solving and teaching. The Babylonian problem-solving skills have been described as remarkable and scribes of the time received a training far in advance of anything available in medieval Christian Europe 3000 years later.

This OpenLearn course provides a sample of Level 2 study in Mathematics [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)]

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