The earliest abacus dates to 2700 BC when it was used in Mesopotamia to calculate the Sumarian sexagesimal number system. Over the millennia, it was used in various forms by the Egyptians, Persians, Greeks, Chinese, Romans, and many other civilizations. It is still used today as a teaching aid in many preschools and elementary schools. This abacus pendant (with moving steel beads!) represents both a love of mathematics and an important piece of math history. It will delight math teachers and students alike! The steel abacus measures 1 1/4 inches long and 3/4 inches wide, and has working steel beads. It comes with a 23 inch steel chain link chain.
Totally love the sweet (fully functional) abacus pendant. And my wife loves it, too.
I bought this as a Christmas present for my daughter. It's difficult to order items online and I depend on the reviews of others to help sway my decisions and did so with this item. I was really undecided but it had good reviews so I thought I'd take a chance. I ordered this in silver and gold and can honestly say when it arrived and I opened the packaged I actually smiled and said "aww". I loved it and very, very few times have I ever bought something online that exceeded my expectations. This necklace certainly did. It's unique and beautifully detailed.
This necklace is amazing--it's beautiful, but more importantly, it's cool because the abacus beads move! what a fantastic present for a woman math major!
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