Title

Think Like an Egyptian

Publication Date

2018

Journal

Ohio Journal of School Mathematics

Volume

2018

Issue

Fall

First Page

1

Department

Mathematics

Abstract

We share a lesson designed to motivate an understanding of unit fractions, equivalent fractions, and equal shares via “thinking” like an Ancient Egyptian. The context of Ancient Egyptians provided novel context to help students make sense of fractions. Through their work with fraction tiles and by writing fractions in hieroglyphs, students grappled with multiple representations.

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