History of Counting

Counting is an essential part of our life. Our day begins with counting and ends with counting. We count the number of apples we eat and liters of milk we buy. We count the money to buy a chocolate and kilometers we need travel to reach the city.

As Denise Schmandt Besserat say, in his “The History of Counting”, we have taken counting for granted and have forgotten that the method of counting that we use today had to be invented and that it took many centuries to assume the present form.

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