We’re continuing our look at our National Curriculum inspired range of stickers. We introduced them nearly two years ago and they’ve been firm Sticker Factory favourites ever since. Today it’s the turn of our mighty Maths stickers. The pack contains a mixture of images and captions including ‘Good Problem Solving’, ‘Super Subtraction’ and ‘Star Worker Maths’, and they all feature our friendly curriculum bee. These super school stickers cost just £3.79 (£4.55 including VAT) for five sheets, totalling 75 stickers, and what’s more they’re all designed and printed in the UK, Great Britain = great stickers! We thought we’d celebrate these stickers, and the wonderful world of Maths, by looking at some of our favourite numerical facts:
1. Zero is the only number which is not represented by a Roman numeral.
2. The equals sign, =, was invented in the sixteenth century by Welsh mathematician Robert Recorde, who was tired of having to write “is equal to” in his equations.
3. In a class with 50 pupils it is a virtual mathematic certainty that two of them will have the same birthday.
4. 4 is considered to be an unlucky number in China, because it sounds similar to the word ‘death’ in Chinese. Many Chinese hospitals do not have a fourth floor as a result.
5. A handy way to remember the value of Pi is by counting the letters in the phrase ‘May I have a large container of coffee?’ (3.1415926).
6. We all know that a billion is more than a million, but do you know what comes after? A trillion, quadrillion, quintillion, sextillion, septillion, octillion, nonillion, decillion and undecillion.
7. Humans have been doing maths since approximately 30, 000 BC. Notches cut in animal bones are thought to be early methods of counting, however no evidence of Maths stickers has yet been found.
Find more interesting and amazing maths facts at: http://www.makemegenius.com/cool-facts/maths-interesting-and-amazing-facts