Leonardo Pisano(1170-1250) was an Italian number theorist, who was con-sidered to be one of the most talented mathematicians in the Middle Ages.

However, He was better known by his nickname Fibonacci, as many famoustheorems were named after it. In addition to that, Fibonacci himself some-times used the name Bigollo, which means good-for-nothing or a traveller. Thisis probably because his father held a diplomatic post, and Fibonacci travelledwidely with him. Although he was born in Italy, he was educated in NorthAfrica and he was taught mathematics in Bugia. While being a 'bigollo', hediscovered the enormous advantages of the mathematical systems used in thecountries he visited.

Fibonacci's contributions to mathematics are remarkable. Even in the worldtoday, we still make daily use of his discovery. His most outstanding contributionwould be the replacement of decimal number system. Yet, few people realizedit. Fibonacci had actually replaced the old Roman numeral system with theHindu-Arabic numbering system, which consists of Hindu-Arabic(0-9) symbols.

There were some disadvantages with the Roman numeral system: Firstly, it didnot have 0's and lacked place value; Secondly, an abacus was usually requiredwhen using the system. However, Fibonacci saw the superiority of using Hindu-Arabic system and that is the reason why we have our numbering system today.

1He had included the explanation of our current numbering system in his bookLiber Abaci". The book was published in 1202 after his return to Italy. It wasbased on the arithmetic and algebra that Fibonacci had accumulated during histravels.

In the third section of his book Liber Abaci", there is a math questionthat triggers another great invention of mankind. The problem goes like this:A certain man put a pair of rabbits in a place surrounded on all sides by awall. How many pairs of rabbits can be produced from that pair in a year if it issupposed that every month each pair begets a new pair, which...

...LeonardoPisano (Fibonacci)
0,1,1,2,3,5,8,13… Does this sequence look familiar? If you thought for one second that this was the Fibonacci sequence then you’re right! The Fibonacci sequence was one of the few things created by LeonardoPisano, considered the greatest European mathematician in the middle ages, that was a significant contribution to math. In order to gain a better understanding of the life of...

...LeonardoPisano Blgollo
(1170 to 1250)
Fibonacci's contributions to mathematics are remarkable. Even in the world today, we still make daily use of his discovery. His most outstanding contribution would be the replacement of decimal number system. Yet, few people realized it. Fibonacci had actually replaced the old Roman numeral system with theHindu-Arabic numbering system, which consists of Hindu-Arabic(0-9) symbols.
There were some disadvantages with the...

...The area of study known as the history of mathematics is primarily an investigation into the origin of discoveries in mathematics and, to a lesser extent, an investigation into the mathematical methods and notation of the past.
Before the modern age and the worldwide spread of knowledge, written examples of new mathematical developments have come to light only in a few locales. The most ancient mathematical texts available are Plimpton 322 (Babylonian mathematics c. 1900...

...generalisations can be made between mathematical concepts. Furthermore, this report shall examine how teaching and learning theories influence the way in which we understand maths through the process of problem solving, generalisations, assumptions and proof, and also the common errors and misconceptions that may result from this.
THE HISTORY OF MATHS
From around 2000BC the Babylonian civilisation brought a style of mathematics which succeeded...

... The Oriental Mathematics : Practical Arithmatic and Mensuration
¢º Characteristic of Orient Mathematics |
¢º Babylonian Mathematics |
¢º Egyptian Mathematics |
¢º Marking of Number |
| ¡Ý The Egytian Hieroglyphic |
| ¡Ý The Babylonian Cuneiform |
| ¡Ý The Mayan Numeral System |
| ¡Ý The Roman Numeral System |
| ¡Ý The Hindu - Arabic Numeral Systern |
¡ß Characteristic of Orient Mathematics In the Nile in Africa, the Tigris and Euphrates in western Asia, the...

...clean precision, in angles, lines, and equations. You might wonder how, of all things, the peaceful study of math could possibly have an influence over the brutish nature of war. For the answer, you need only to examine the various tools and plans that have been developed and used in warfare throughout history. It can be seen that advancements in mathematics and technology throughout history has had a profound effect on what kinds of weapons, from...

...Introduction
The history of science and math are interrelated. The people who shaped science are also important in mathematics. As in science, the early history of mathematics is sketchy. We know that the lunar and solar cycles were counted by the Babylonians and Egyptians in an organized fashion. Early Indian mathematicians are credited with many astronomical observations as well as the beginning of algebra. The use of decimals and numbers...

...this times.
The French republican government succeeding the French Revolution choose the metric system of weights and measures in 1799.
¡ß The Early Eighteenth Century
¡Ý The Bernoulli Family : One of the most distinguished families in the history of mathematics and science is the Bernoulli family of Switzerland, which, from the late seventeenth century on, produceed an unusual number of capable mathematicians and scientists. The most famous were Jakob bernoulli...

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