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Fractions Around the World

Internet Links

Following are links to Internet resources that can be used to support instruction of the Math World feature for this chapter.

Egyptian Fractions
Explores how Egyptians wrote and used fractions. This page looks at practical uses of Egyptian fractions in today's world.
http://www.mcs.surrey.ac.uk/Personal/R.Knott/fractions/egyptian.html

Babylonian and Egyptian Mathematics
This site provides information about Egyptian and Babylonian mathematics, specifically the Rhind papyrus. Learn about the Egyptian method for multiplication and for using fractions, as detailed in the papyrus. This is part of the large and detailed MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive, located at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.
http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/HistTopics/Babylonian_and_Egyptian.html

Dan's Wild Wild Weather Page
This is an interactive weather page for kids maintained by Dan Satterfield, a meteorologist from Huntsville, Alabama. The page is designed for kids and teachers alike, with various links to informative fact pages about everything from El Niño to cloud formations.
http://www.ems.psu.edu/WeatherWorld/kidstuff/wild.html

KGAN Weather Cadet Lessons
Television station KGAN in Cedar Rapids, Iowa provides these weather lessons for students. You'll also find resources for teachers and parents by clicking the link to the KGAN weather home page.
http://weathereye.kgan.com/cadet/lessons.html

Weather Watchers
Learn about weather around the world with pictures, lessons and links to other weather sites. The Instructional Technology Development Consortium in San Bernardino County, California provides these pages.
http://www.itdc.sbcss.k12.ca.us/curriculum/weather.html


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