Welcome to the Math Family Tree!

The Math Family Tree maps all of the content from the series on a timeline. This timeline illustrates how early mathematicians and their breakthroughs (as far back as 25,000 B.C.E.) influenced those that came later.

Drag the scroll bar below the timeline to view how all 13 units from Mathematics Illuminated developed over time. Orange lines show connections between mathematicians and content across units. The connections can be turned on and off by clicking the "Show All Connections" check box at the top right hand side of the timeline.

By clicking on the links within the family tree, more information about that particular event, discovery, or mathematician will be loaded into this sidebar. Connections tied to that particular entry will also be highlighted.

Math Family Tree

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  • 25000 B.C.E.
  • 22000 B.C.E.
  • 3500 B.C.E.
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  • 1450 C.E.
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  • 1650 C.E.
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