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History of number 5 - How did ancient civilisations use numbers?

How did ancient civilisations use numbers? What sorts of things do you think these ancient civilisations counted? Why did they need to count? Who would have done most of the counting? What kinds of things do we count today? Why do we need to count? What ancient civilisation do you know around the world? Ancient Egyptians Ancient Romans Ancient Greek Ancient Maya Sumerian or the Babylonian civilisations Your task today is to find evidence from ancient civilisations e.g. calendars, trade, money etc. For example There is evidence to suggest that the Mayans used counting of very large numbers and had produced calendars stretching over long periods of time based on a calculation of 365 days in a year.#

6th Grade, History
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