Mathematics Everywhere

Orchids1-300x225Mathematics is an interesting subject to study and gain knowledge. It deals with the concept of quantity, structure, number, space, dimension, calculation and many more. Right from waking up until you hit your bed; you are always playing with numbers. How? Well, setting your alarm clock to the time 4, 5 or 6 AM in the morning to the quantity of water or milk you drink, all with numbers. And life is tough without mathematics. Don’t you agree?

Here are some interesting facts about mathematics.

 Mathematics is the name derived from Greek mathema which means learning, study and science.

 Zero is the only number that cannot be represented by Roman numerals and it is an honour that the digit is found by Indians.

 The only number that is spelt in the English language with the same number of letters as the number itself is 4(FOUR).

 Palindrome number is the one that reads the same when read forward and backward like 12421, 23532, 45854, etc.

 Number 5 is pronounced as ‘Ha’ in Thai language.

 Number 0 is known by different names zero, naught, nil, and zilch.