Kidsverse – Mathematician

This month, Evie, Lily and guest presenter, Jasmine, talk to Mathematician and teacher, Callum.

What got him interested in Maths? Callum tells some wonderful stories about mathematicians and how using stories can make kids enjoy Maths even more.

They discuss Fibonacci who introduced the concept of 0 to the Western World. They talk about teaching kids maths and some wonderful discoveries he's had when researching the history of Maths.

Our Fact

Do you know that from 0 to 1000, the only number that has the letter “a” in it is “one thousand”? Mathematics is the study of numbers, shapes and patterns. Did you know that the first evidence we have of zero is from the Sumerian culture over 5,000 years ago. However, zero only reached western Europe in the 12th century and was introduced by Italian mathematician Fibonacci.

References

 

Cool Facts about Maths. https://www.whizz.com/blog/20-cool-facts-maths/

The History of Zero

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/history-of-zero/