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Practising Mathematics: Developing the mathematician as well as the mathematics

How can your students work like mathematicians?

An engaging selection of tasks contain activities from many areas of mathematics including: Number work, Ratio and Proportion, Algebra, Geometry, Probably and Statistics.


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Count like an Egyptian: A hands-on introduction to ancient mathematics

Count like an egyptian
David Reimer

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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ISBN-13: 978-0-691-16012-2
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Publisher: Princeton University Press
Page Count: 237
Cover type: Hard cover
Publication date: 2014
Product number: ECA017
Keywords: General interest

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