By David Reimer
The maths of historical Egypt was once essentially diversified from our math this day. opposite to what humans may well imagine, it wasn’t a primitive forerunner of recent arithmetic. actually, it can’t be understood utilizing our present computational equipment. Count Like an Egyptian provides a enjoyable, hands-on advent to the intuitive and often-surprising artwork of historic Egyptian math. David Reimer courses you step by step via addition, subtraction, multiplication, and extra. He even exhibits you ways fractions and decimals can have been calculated—they technically didn’t exist within the land of the pharaohs. You’ll be counting like an Egyptian very quickly, and alongside the way in which you’ll examine firsthand how arithmetic is an expression of the tradition that makes use of it, and why there’s extra to math than rote memorization and bewildering abstraction.
Reimer takes you on a full of life and wonderful journey of the traditional Egyptian global, delivering wealthy historic information and a laugh anecdotes as he offers a number of mathematical difficulties drawn from diversified eras of the Egyptian previous. every one of those difficulties is sort of a tantalizing puzzle, frequently with a gorgeous and stylish answer. As you clear up them, you’ll be immersed in lots of points of Egyptian lifestyles, from hieroglyphs and pyramid development to agriculture, faith, or even bread baking and beer brewing.
Fully illustrated in colour all through, Count Like an Egyptian also teaches you a few Babylonian computation—the precursor to our sleek system—and compares historic Egyptian arithmetic to today’s math, letting you opt for your self that's larger.
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