A Brief History of Banned Numbers

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What numbers should not be shared? Numbers thoughout history have been banned for one reason or another. The resource provides details of illegal numbers and compares them to the written and spoken word. Discussion brings the idea of banning numbers to the present as numbers carry information in today's technological world.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Research why a particular number or type of number was banned and create a presentation
Classroom Considerations

  • Individuals should have a knowledge of the different types of numbers
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