Where would today’s world be without the number system? Indeed, civilization would not have come to as far as in modern times. In fact, the software this paper is being written on is run by a computer that is embedded in numerical codes and commands– something that would not be possible if it were not for the advancement of technology using the modern number system. In this paper, we study the historical development of the modern-day number system. We investigate the classification of numbers and number properties for mathematical use; including standard functions, rules, and examples. As a culmination of our research, we provide a comprehensive activity for classroom use, accompanied by worksheets and a classroom-ready presentation.

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