Have you ever wondered where our numbers come from? Or how ancient people used to do arithmetic? What devices came before the calculator, and how do computers actually add and subtract?
The Art of Counting answers these questions and more by exploring the history of numbers. You’ll learn by doing, using the same methods and tools that have been used throughout the ages. From beads and counting boards to the abacus and algebra, The Art of Counting will give you a whole new appreciation for the basis of mathematics and computing.
With 280 pages and over 250 pictures and illustrations The Art of Counting book provides a unique perspective on numbers, arithmetic, computers and algebra. Each chapter provides examples and exercises designed to be used with the calculating devices in the kit (not included with this item).