Free Math History: Number Stories of Long Ago

David Eugene Smith tells how arithmetic developed in different cultures. The file is available from Google Reader, if you are in the U.S., but international readers have had trouble finding the book. If you’d like to download a copy, it will be featured this Monday at the Homeschool Freebie of the Day site.

Math History from the Story Teller

“Night after night he told these tales of the ages past, stories unlike the make believes they had often heard, stories of what might really have happened when the world was young, stories that the Crowd said were ‘different’ because they told of much that was new, much that was curious, and much that was interesting. . . .”


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