A Brief Synopsis on the Origins of Math
The first major discovery in the field of math was by the first ever known mathematician, known as Ug. Ug lived during the era of ones, so-called because everyone tended to do and name things in, well, ones. This era of one's was where many early inventions and the most major plant species were discovered: the tree, grass, stick, fire, club, and meat. Ug discovered that by taking his hand and raising a digit, he could total an amount of items. This discovery was named "add" by Ug, in common style during the era of ones. Ug's discovery revolutionized the era of ones with this early system. However early critics mocked him calling he and his followers Counts. Eventually this early sneer would become the time honored name of this system, counting.
Ug, however brilliant, had limited success in removing the already tallied objects. To remove these counts, the fingers had to be amputated, much too impractical for everyday use. It wasn't until much later that removing tallied objects became practical.
We believe that Ug's discovery was essential for the uplifting into the era of two's, which began with the invention of the bow and arrow, the bow being invented moments before the arrow.
During this era of two's a new mathematician emerged, Clunga, who discovered that she could use both hands to reach a tally of greater than five. However this discovery isn't what made her remembered in history. Clunga discovered that by returning the outstretched finger to the palm, objects could be removed from a known tally. Clunga, in accordance with the times, named this discovery "subtract." This also set the stage for Clunga's brazing into the texts for all times, when she postulated on the existence of two digit numbers beginning with "The one before the zero."
A product of too much time in a testing homeroom.