SAW team members at the Fête de la science 2012

Several SAW team members will take part in the Fête de la science 2012, an annual national science week.

10 October, Agathe Keller and Alessandra Petrocchi will present South Indian mathematical riddles.

The same day, Cécile Michel, Robert Middeke-Conlin et Christine Proust will run a workshop Mathematics in Mesopotamia: scribe schools. The workshop participants will learn how to use Mesopotamian calculation methods and how to write on clay tables, just like the Mesopotamian scribes used to do.

 

 

During the Fête de la science 2012, two SAW team members, Cécile Michel and Christine Proust, run a workshop Mathematics in Mesopotamia: scribe schools, intended for secondary school pupils.

The participants learnt about the Mesopotamian writing system, learnt the basics of calculation using sexagesimal system, and wrote, with a stylus on fresh clay tablets, their names and multiplication tables.

Details are on the SPHERE website.


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