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BooksEicholz, Robert, et. al. Addison-Wesley Mathematics: Grade 5. Menlo Park, CA: Addison Wesley, 1993.
Pages 2 and 3 of the student textbook and pages 5 and 468 of teacher textbook have Egyptian number information.

Payne, Joseph. Harper & Row Mathematics: Grade 4. New York: Harper & Row, 1982.
Teachers Resource Package, Enrichments pages 2 and 3 contain Egyptian number worksheets, for the numbers 1, 10 and 100.

Moore, Deborah. The African Roots of Mathematics. Detroit: Professional Educational Services, 1992.


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From the collection of the DIAThis project came about because of a school-wide project to study Egypt during our summer session. Since I teach Math, a project had to be developed to correlate Egypt and mathematics. Because there is a section in our fifth grade mathematics text book on ancient Egyptian numbers, a project involving the Egyptian number system seemed appropriate. Some of the students had previously enjoyed making a tessellation quilt for a math/science project. Since both students and the teacher enjoy this kind of hands-on activity, we chose to work on a quilt to study Egyptian numbers.
 

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