Who Invented Math?

Good questions. I'll bet you really love
doing Math. We had to go to the experts for this one. There's a resource
that you can reach by sending an electronic mail message on the InterNet
that will answer math questions. We sent a message to
"Dr.Math@forum.swarthmore.edu" and got this answer.

Reply-To: dr.math@forum.swarthmore.edu (Dr. Math)In-Reply-To: <199411270458.XAA15213@freenet.carleton.ca> from "Pierre Kerr" Dear Pierre,Thanks for writing to Dr. Math! You asked a great question: Whoinvented math? Unlike physical objects like the lightbulb, the telephone,and the calculator that were invented by one person or a group of people,math wasn't really "invented" by anyone in particular. The theory behindmath has been evolving for a very long time. People first started doingmath-related things when they counted objects around them. Math didn'tbecome a real field of study until sometime around 500 B.C. (that is about2500 years ago!) I hope this helps answer your question. Feel free towrite back with any more questions you might have. --Sydney, Dr. "Math Rocks"----------------------------------------------------------------------------------From: syd@sccs.swarthmore.edu (Sydney Foster)Subject: Re: Math QuestionTo: ac210@freenet.carleton.ca

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