tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-76812811234124978812018-03-05T07:50:26.102-08:00Why Aren't Counting Numbers EnoughLarry Freemanhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06906614246430481533noreply@blogger.comBlogger1125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7681281123412497881.post-71870264758498279652014-03-17T00:13:00.001-07:002014-03-17T00:13:22.091-07:00Why Aren't Counting Numbers EnoughMy goal with this blog is review the evolution of mathematics from a conceptual perspective. For most people, through out their lives, all they seem to need are counting numbers. By counting numbers, I mean a finite set of whole numbers that can be organized as simple decimals, fractions, or approximations. I'm talking about the numbers that can be handled on a nonscientific calculator. So, why do we need anything beyond counting numbers? I will answer this question by detailing the problems and discoveries that led mathematicians to go beyond the counting numbers. <br /><br />I should also point out that I am not a mathematician. By profession, I am a software development manager. My interest in mathematics stems from my fascination with patterns and my love of history.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />Larry Freemanhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/06906614246430481533noreply@blogger.com0