UNKNOWN FACTS OF MATHS
1.The word ‘mathematics’ comes from the Greek máthēma, which means learning, study, science.
2.Do you know a word known as Dyscalculia? Dyscalculia means difficulty in learning arithmetic, such as difficulty in understanding numbers, and learning maths facts!
3.In America, mathematics is known as ‘math’, they say that ‘mathematics’ functions as a singular noun so as per them ‘math’ should be singular too.
4.Do you know ‘Mathematics’ is an anagram of ‘me asthmatic’ (An Anagram is word or phrase made by transposing or rearranging letter of other words or phrase.)
5.Notches (cuts or indentation) on animal bones prove that humans have been doing mathematics since around 30,000 BC.
6.The word ‘hundrath’ in Old Norse (old language from where English language originated), from which word ‘hundred’ derives, meant not 100 but 120.
7.What comes after a million, billion and trillion? A quadrillion, quintillion, sextillion, septillion, octillion, nonillion, decillion and undecillion.
8.The number 5 is pronounced as ‘Ha’ in Thai language.555 is also used by some as slang for ‘HaHaHa’.
9.Different names for the number 0 include zero, nought, naught, nil, zilch and zip.
10.Zero ( 0 ) is the only number which can not be represented by Roman numerals.