Why can’t you divide by zero?

Was maths invented or discovered? In other words: is it something that humans made up to describe the world, or was it always there?

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Activities

  1. After watching the video above, write your own explanation of why it is impossible to divide a number by zero. Try to make it understandable to someone who is younger than you are.
  2. The news article above is about whether zero is the greatest invention in history. Write down what you think are the top five most important inventions.