Zero is a number and a digit used in mathematics to represent that number in numerals. Zero is not a natural number but it is the smallest whole number. There are two important uses of zero. Firstly, in place value number system it is used as empty place indicator. Hence, in this number, 5102, the positions of 5 and one are correct just because of the inclusion of zero. Five is denoting a thousandth place value. Similarly if we omit zero from 5102 that is 512, then 5 denote a hundredth place value. Thus, it shows a notable difference. Secondly zero is a number itself which we use in the form of 0 (Robertson, 2000). Zero is the smallest whole number. The whole numbers greater than zero are called positive integers, whereas, the whole numbers less than zero are referred to as negative integers. Zero is an integer itself but it is neither positive nor negative. Therefore, in early times, the concept of zero was the harder to accept than negative numbers as people were aware of the loss and debt which is a negative phenomenon. But historically, in many cultures, zero was identified before the acceptance of the negative numbers. It leads to a conclusion that if zero is not there than there is no concept of negative numbers. In stock market, the value of the stock can be determined through the concept of integers (Biello, 2011). For example, a stock was purchased at a price of $36.13 and it was sold at $37.01, the change in price of that particular stock is $0.88 in positive which is a gain for the seller (initial stock holder). Another example is rising and falling of temperature. In winter season or at night the temperature falls and starts moving towards zero or less than zero. On the other side, the temperature rises and moves positively during summer.

...Zero in MathematicsZero as a number is incredibly tricky to deal with. Though zero provides us with some useful mathematical tools, such as calculus, it presents some problems that if approached incorrectly, lead to a breakdown of mathematics as we know it.
Adding, subtracting and multiplying by zero are straightforward.
If c is a real number,
c+0=c
c-0=c
c x 0=0
These facts are widely known and...

...History of mathematics
A proof from Euclid's Elements, widely considered the most influential textbook of all time.[1]
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...

...upon a time there was no zero. Of course people knew if they had nothing, but there was no mathematical notation for it. Zero was independently invented only three times.
The first recorded zero is attributed to the Babylonians in the 3rd century BC. A long period followed when no one else used a zero place holder. But then the Mayans, halfway around the world in Central America, independently invented zero in the fourth...

...mother of Europe's languages. India was the mother of our philosophy, of much of our mathematics, of the ideals embodied in Christianity... of self-government and democracy. In many ways, Mother India is the mother of us all."
- Will Durant, American Historian 1885-1981
Mathematics is an important field of study. Mathematics is essential as it helps in developing lots of realistic skills, in fact study of mathematics itself include the...

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...that the paper itself could be a solution to the problem mentioned. Moreover, it makes the thesis more realistic.
To sum up everything that was tackled, I could say that the thesis served to have an important purpose in the current state of Mathematics Education in the Philippines. It is very informative and feasible. Since it is a small study because it only involved 6 average students, we could propose more studies rooting from this which would have a bigger scope such as...

...HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS
The history of mathematics is nearly as old as humanity itself. Since antiquity, mathematics has been fundamental to advances in science, engineering, and philosophy. It has evolved from simple counting, measurement and calculation, and the systematic study of the shapes and motions of physical objects, through the application of abstraction, imagination and logic, to the broad, complex and often abstract discipline we know...

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