A brief history of banned numbers

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Activities

  1. In one minute write down as many different ways as you can in which we use numbers in the modern world. Compare your list with your classmates. Did you think of similar things? Are any of your ideas surprising?
  2. This video discussed the revolutionary work of the Greek mathematician Pythagoras. Do some research into his works. How has he influenced the modern world? Have you ever been taught any maths which comes from Pythagoras?

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