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This is Storyofmathematics.com (SOM), the go-to website for all things math-related! With the click of a button, you’ll be able to access a wide selection of video tutorials and detailed math lessons that are all available on our website.
Our website covers a broad range of math topics, including algebra, arithmetic, calculus, matrices, precalculus, probability, geometry, sets & set theory, statistics, trigonometry, vectors, and multiplication charts. Our guides are always clear and easy to understand, so whether you’re just learning the first few mathematical properties or are looking for new and more advanced avenues to explore — we’re sure you will find what you’re looking for here!
We understand how confusing and challenging math topics can be for a lot of people, so we have dedicated time and effort to come up with various math calculators for convenience in problem-solving. In addition to this, we also have guides with detailed solutions for factors, percentages, fractions, square roots, and more, making sure that math doesn’t need to be a headache for you!
The Story of Mathematics website was developed to recognize those who have dedicated their lives and careers to pursuing mathematical understanding. Our sincere belief is that math is not just about numbers and formulas, it’s also about those who have contributed to shaping its understanding and history. We are devoting this website to the honor of the great people who have made mathematics what it is today, from the earliest thinkers who discovered the power and possibilities of numbers to the modern-day Einsteins who contribute to the growing knowledge-base day by day.
We are proud to see that SOM has grown to be one of the most authoritative sources of lessons and free math material. Our team of experienced educators and math enthusiasts continuously share their passion for educating and creating informative content that will help students and teachers succeed in the world of mathematics.
Of course, we wouldn’t have done it without your constant encouragement and validation. We hope you develop a love and passion for mathematics as you enjoy discovering everything that SOM has to offer!
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 today.
From the notched bones of early man to the mathematical advances brought about by settled agriculture in Mesopotamia and Egypt and the revolutionary developments of ancient Greece and its Hellenistic empire, the story of mathematics is a long and impressive one.
The East carried on the baton, particularly China, India and the medieval Islamic empire, before the focus of mathematical innovation moved back to Europe in the late Middle Ages and Renaissance. Then, a whole new series of revolutionary developments occurred in 17th Century and 18th Century Europe, setting the stage for the increasing complexity and abstraction of 19th Century mathematics, and finally the audacious and sometimes devastating discoveries of the 20th Century.
Follow the story as it unfolds in this series of linked sections, like the chapters of a book. Read the human stories behind the innovations, and how they made – and sometimes destroyed – the men and women who devoted their lives to… THE STORY OF MATHEMATICS.
The main Story of Mathematics is supplemented by a List of Important Mathematicians and their achievements, and by an alphabetical Glossary of Mathematical Terms. You can also make use of the search facility at the top of each page to search for individual mathematicians, theorems, developments, periods in history, etc.
Some of the many resources available for further study (of both included and excluded elements) are listed in the Sources section.