A history of numbers through various tales aimed at students in grades 5 to 8.
Stories for 'History of Mathematics'
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A humorous Genesisstyle history of math, which begins with the Mother of Mathematicians (MOM) creating numbers, and ending with Godel and Hilbert showing that "the foundations of math are built on sand".

Genesis from the Bible and the Nasadiya Sukta from the Rig Veda are cleverly rewritten to describe a mathematical God and the origin of mathematics.

An exquisitely crafted epic poem that marries mathematical concepts with literary and mythological references to explain the emergence of incompleteness in modern mathematics.