- Maurice OReilly
This applet allows you to explore one of the algorithms used in ancient Babylon to perform multiplication.
- Take a look at the MacTutor page on Babylonian mathematics.
- Which algorithm is illustrated in the applet? (Hint: the product illustrated is 2 x 5.)
- Visualize other products by moving the pink point, and then the mauve one.
- Write a short note connecting the applet to the algorithm.
- How might you use this applet in the classroom, integrating history & maths?