PASCAL Private English School Lefkosia celebrates the National Numeracy Day


May 2023

PASCAL Private English School Lefkosia marked National Numeracy Day on the 17th of May by asking pupils to design an informative poster during their Maths lesson.

Did you know?

Greek numerals were used by Archimedes, Diophantus and others in a positional notation not very different from the modern notation. The ancient Greeks lacked a symbol for zero until the Hellenistic period, and they used three separate sets of symbols as digits: one set for the units place, one for the tens place, and one for the hundreds. For the thousands place, they would reuse the symbols for the units place, and so on. Their addition algorithm was identical to the modern method, and their multiplication algorithm was only slightly different.