If math is a universal language, then culture should not be an influence. Yet, history tells a different story. Some of mathematics' greatest achievements occurred because of cultural influence. From the Maya's base 20 system, used in both science and religious practice, to the Moor's use of spherical trigonometry to more accurately find Mecca, math and culture are intertwined. See how some of the great civilizations of the past contributed their stunning mathematical achievements, proving, if nothing else, that math is a universal endeavor.
Item#: RC909 ISBN#: 978-1-59380-548-9 Grades: 10-12 Runtime: 15 min.