All students should be encouraged to engage with higher order thinking tasks. This book uses a critical and creative thinking tool called Thinkers Keys, adapted to be specifically mathematical.
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> Count like an Egyptian: A hands-on introduction to ancient mathematics
The mathematics of ancient Egypt was fundamentally different from the mathematics of today, which makes solving ancient Egyptian problems quite an adventure. Rich historical details and amusing anecdotes form the backdrop to mathematical problems drawn from different eras. Find out about hieroglyphs, pyramid-building, agriculture, religion and bread baking while calculating areas in cubits, drawing the ‘perfect’ Egyptian woman, computing basic operations using Babylon notation, and working in different bases. There are practice problems—and solutions!
Refresh your library with this fascinating mathematical volume; it will intrigue and delight.
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