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WhitePhantom Fri 02-Sep-16 18:14:11

I saw a documentary on the last few years about the number zero and it was really interesting (nerd alert!)

DS and I both love maths and I was telling him about it today but I can't find any reference to it anywhere so I'm just wondering if anyone knows the name of the program / documentation I'm referring to?

Thanks! 😊

WhitePhantom Fri 02-Sep-16 18:15:22

Sorry, documentary, not documentation!

LetitiaCropleysCookbook Fri 02-Sep-16 18:27:39

Was it the series 'The Story of Maths' presented by Marcus du Sautoy, which I think had an episode about the invention of zero? I think you can get it on Netflix. smile

Brankolium Fri 02-Sep-16 18:27:45

No idea, but it sounds interesting so I'm placemarking!

MessedUpWheelieBin Fri 02-Sep-16 18:38:13

It was, and I'm pretty sure the episode was called The Genius of the East .
I'm not good enough at this to link, but looks like its on You Tube.

drivingmisspotty Fri 02-Sep-16 18:39:08

I read a book about zero 'There nothing that is' by Robert Kaplan. That was good. Will watch with interest to see what the documentary was.

drivingmisspotty Fri 02-Sep-16 18:39:47

'THE nothing that is', rather

MessedUpWheelieBin Fri 02-Sep-16 18:39:48

Haven't checked it but try this? www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMhgnQmF5R8

toriap2 Fri 02-Sep-16 18:41:26

I loved the story of maths! There is another one he has done on measurement which is just as good

MessedUpWheelieBin Fri 02-Sep-16 18:44:39

Ooops, blush how's your language skills?

MessedUpWheelieBin Fri 02-Sep-16 18:46:57

This might be better: watchdocumentary.org/watch/the-story-of-maths-episode-02-the-genius-of-the-east-video_2683065ce.html

WhitePhantom Fri 02-Sep-16 19:26:04

Ahhhhh yes, this is why I love mn grin It's The Story of the East alright!

I didn't realise that was part of a series, just randomly came across it one night and watched it. Now I can watch all of them!

DS and I are very happy - thank you! 😆

WhitePhantom Fri 02-Sep-16 19:26:56

The Genius of the East, doh!

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