History of Negative Numbers
1. Homework: Listen to theBBC Radio ProgramtitledNegative Numbers. You may want to take some brief notes.
2. Group Activity: You will be given a set of 15 cards. On each card is a an event regarding the history of negative numbers. As a group, you are to organize the events in chronological order and create a visual display (timeline) of theHistory of Negative Numbers.
3. You are to use the following web sites and your notes:
The History of Negative Numbers:http://nrich.maths.org/5961
History of Negative Numbers:http://www.basic-mathematics.com/history-of-negative-numbers.html
History of Negative Numbers:http://www.ma.utexas.edu/users/mks/326K/Negnos.html