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Multiplication 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.

Discover India
This is the official home page of the government of India, presented by the Ministry of External Affairs. Learn about Indian art and culture, and celebrate the 50th year of Indian independence.
http://meadev.nic.in/whatsnew.htm

Earliest Uses of Symbols of Operation
This site provides details about the earliest uses of mathematical symbols. The information was collected by Jeff Miller, a Florida high school teacher.
http://members.aol.com/jeff570/operation.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

Mathematical Games
This site provides lots of information about all sorts of math games and puzzles, including pictures of some solutions. Students can repeat the puzzles and learn more about the history of mathematics and famous mathematicians. See a picture of the entire Rhind papyrus, and read about other math puzzles that many mathematicians are still trying to solve.
http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/HistTopics/Mathematical_games.html


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