David ReimerMay 11, 2014

Princeton University PressReimer takes you on a lively and entertaining tour of the ancient Egyptian world, providing rich historical details and amusing anecdotes as he presents a host of mathematical problems drawn from different eras of the Egyptian past. Each of these problems is like a tantalizing puzzle, often with a beautiful and elegant solution. As you solve them, you’ll be immersed in many facets of Egyptian life, from hieroglyphs and pyramid building to agriculture, religion, and even bread baking and beer brewing.

Fully illustrated in color throughout, *Count Like an Egyptian* also teaches you some Babylonian computation—the precursor to our modern system—and compares ancient Egyptian mathematics to today’s math, letting you decide for yourself which is better.

Publisher

Princeton University Press

Published on

May 11, 2014

Pages

256

ISBN

9781400851416

Language

English

Genres

Mathematics / Arithmetic

Mathematics / Counting & Numeration

Mathematics / History & Philosophy

Mathematics / Number Systems

Mathematics / Recreations & Games

Science / General

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