22 Jan (01): History of Numbers...& Numbers as a Language

In the early civilisations, people started the use of numbers to meet basic needs. Do you know what is that?
As a result, number systems are from different cultures invented different number systems.

  • The symbols of writing numbers are called numerals.
  • The number system we use today is the Hindu-Arabic numeration system.
Choose one number system (other than the the Hindu-Arabic) to represent the year 2010.
Briefly describe how you derive at the representation.

You may refer to wikipedia write-up on "Arabic numerals": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabic_numerals

Submitting your work...

  • Create a post in your personal blog with the Heading "12 January: Numbers as a Language"
  • Submit the permlink of that post to COMMENTS (below).
  • Complete this task by this weekend (16 January 2010)

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INPUTS from S1-01

  1. Grace Tan: Japanese or Roman Numerals
  2. Sue Lun
  3. Ziying: Roman numeration system
  4. Zhiqi: Babylonian number system
  5. Cheng Ngee: Korean number system
  6. Sher Li: Roman Number System
  7. Bryan Goh
  8. Jing Jie: Mayan Numeral System
  9. Zhi Chao: Mayan Numeral System
  10. Guang Jun: Babylonian number system
  11. Harsh: Mayan Numeral System
  12. Joshua Loh
  13. Joshua Ma
  14. Mayur
  15. Kai Chek
  16. Shamus Seng: Greek Numerals
  17. Shawn Tan: Roman System
  18. Soh Fan
  19. Jonathan Soh: Roman Number System
  20. Jianhui: Roman Numeral
  21. Ming En : Roman Numerals

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