Re: need help in

Roscoe Marks (
27 Sep 1995 11:30:25 GMT

Jim Tobias <> wrote:
> For a middle school class curriculum project, I am looking for resources
> that describe how various cultures use body parts (especially fingers)
> to do counting, arithmetic, etc.
> First of all, is there a name for this?

Digital technology?

> Are there books, journal articles, or experts I could consult?

"Pi in the Sky" by John D Barrow (OUP 1992) has some
relevant material.