Maths is everywhere. We use it when playing sports. We use it when driving our cars. We use it when cooking. It makes the world go around, and without it, we wouldn’t exist. But how did we learn to use it in our everyday lives, and how has it helped us thrive over thousands of years?

Here at Maths from the Past, we aim to show you the fascinating development of maths throughout human history. Explore ancient counting methods employed by the Inca Empire and the controversies of calendar making. Discover the origins of modern-day maths symbols and the evolution of Roman numerals. Learn about the accessibility of maths education for female students in Victorian times and how the subject was used to critique society.

Explore these topics and more on our theme pages, find out who we are at Maths from the Past on our ‘About Us’ page, and keep up-to-date with our activity by following us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube.

We hope you enjoy your journey into the mathematical past!


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