TMC Podcast #11 will stream live Saturday at 1PM PDT. We will be joined by special guest JT Stukes, a former engineer at Tesla. You can watch it live and participate in the chat on YouTube. We will addressing viewer comments and questions. For more information, follow the TMC Podcast #11 thread.
Not sure what is the intent of the question. All math an science text books in US are written in English and use the greek symbols and english numerals. So what is the purpose for teaching Arabic numerals? Zero was conceptualized by Aryabhata from India as was the decimal system which was later on adopted by the Arabic system 4 centuries later.