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Ancient Egyptians and Russian Peasants Foretell the Digital Age

D. N. Seppala-Holtzman 

May 2007, Volume 100, Issue 9, Page 632

Abstract:
The "Ancient Egyptian" and "Russian Peasant" multiplication schemes and shows that they both use base two to reach the same algorithm. Teachers of algebra or other maths may engage students in developing the proofs and equivalent algorithms given.

Keywords:
Article
Algebra
Cross-Content (Math Only) Connections
Grades 9-12
Teacher
Reasoning and Proof
Number Patterns