Article ID: CBB000831568

Ancient Accounting in the Modern Mathematics Classroom (2007)

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Florida State University owns a collection of twenty-five cuneiform tablets, acquired from Edgar J Banks in the 1920s. We describe their rediscovery, present an edition of one of them (a twenty-first century BC labour account from the Sumerian city of Umma), and discuss their potential for use in undergraduate mathematics education.1

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Description On the collection of 25 cuneiform tablets at Florida State University and their potential for use in undergraduate education.


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Authors & Contributors
Robson, Eleanor
Proust, Christine
Yusta, Piedad
Clark, Kathleen M.
Steele, John M.
Brack-Bernsen, Lis
Journals
Sciamvs: Sources and Commentaries in Exact Sciences
British Society for the History of Mathematics Bulletin
Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Historia Mathematica
Historia Scientiarum: International Journal of the History of Science Society of Japan
Revue d'Histoire des Mathématiques
Publishers
Institut Français d'Études Anatoliennes Georges-Dumezil
Springer
Institut für Orientalistik der Universität Wien
Concepts
Tablets; papyri
Mathematics
Cuneiform inscriptions
Astronomy
Science education and teaching
Primary literature (historical sources)
People
Artaxerxes I, King of Persia (d. 424-5 BC)
Time Periods
Ancient
21st century
Places
Mesopotamia
Middle and Near East
Babylon (extinct city)
Sumer
Persia (Iran)
Palestine
Institutions
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
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