Roman abacus as a historical object
Arithmetic has been a fundamental part of mathematics since the earliest cultures in history. Since the methods of learning this aspect have constantly changed throughout the ages, it is also logical that the materials for arithmetic have always evolved.So did the Roman abacus, which helped the Romans in mathematical calculation procedures such as addition and subtraction.
- Roman abacus with stones for calculating
- Dimensions: approx. 30 x 20 cm
- Material: beech wood (oiled)
- Manufacturing: Product after reproduction from Germany
So whether you need this abacus for private use or for example in school for math or history lessons. With the Roman abacus they make the right decision in any case! Not only that they can perform with this historical object mathematical calculation procedures from addition to multiplication (division is missing). No also to the acquaintance with the Roman number writing in history lessons or simply as part of a private collection this abacus is ideal.
A success story of mathematics
Already 2500 years ago, people in the ancient Persian Empire used this tool for arithmetic. Also the famous Greek philosopher reports around 300 BC about a census where such an abacus was used. The Romans then developed their own abacus into the so-called Roman hand abacus.After the Middle Ages, the abacus also reached Western cultures. Even today, the hand abacus is still used in some regions of China and Russia. It is interesting to note that the upper row of this abacus is similar to that of the hand abacus.
It is important to note that the lower row is used for multiplication. In addition, the column for the smallest coins is missing, so that it does not become too complicated. However, this should not prevent you from purchasing this Roman abacus for personal interest or professional use and have it delivered in 3-5 days. Do not miss this opportunity!
Not a toy for children! Unsuitable for small children. Danger of swallowing!
May only be used under adult supervision.
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