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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.

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

Egyptian Mathematics
This site provides graphics of Egyptian numbers with their respective values and provides a couple of problems to solve by using them.
http://www.eyelid.co.uk/numbers.htm

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


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