Scientists Decipher Ancient Mathematical Mystery

WORLD A 3700-year-old Babylonian clay tablet may be the world’s oldest trigonometric table—and in many ways, more accurate than any today. (The Guardian) What other “firsts” were documented in ancient clay tablets? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit, including today’s simple MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas The fascinating new research analyzes Plimpton 322, a 3700-year-old Babylonian clay … Continue reading Scientists Decipher Ancient Mathematical Mystery

Who was the First Person in History?

WORLD The first name in recorded history isn’t a king. Or a warrior. Or a poet. He was an accountant, Kushim. (National Geographic Phenomena) Use our resources to learn more about ancient civilizations. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, including a link to today’s simple MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas Take a look at the gorgeous clay … Continue reading Who was the First Person in History?