Arabic Numerals and Shape
How did the Arabic numerals get their shapes? I have
recently seen several items going around the Internet that talk
about the number of angles in the number is the number. The numeral
7 is a bit of a stretch, with this paradigm, but the numeral 9 is
even more or a stretch. Is there any algorithm that was used to
create the Arabic numerals?
Here is an article from Wikipedia that provides the latest and best
discussion about numeric symbols.
Since you are an educator I'll let you read it.
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Update: June 2012