Wednesday, 13 January 2016

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9... ZERO!

Continuing to look at how we got our numbers, we've been looking at zero in 4G.

We looked again at this answer to the "Zero means nothing" question:

We talked about it's two uses, on it's own to represent nothing, and with other numbers, as a place holder.

We also had a look at the first half of this video about the history of zero (the second half gets a bit complicated, so we didn't watch that):

So, in that fort in Gwalior, India, is the oldest zero in the world.

The number 270 is circled
Here's some of our writing about zero:

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