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Using Ancient Egyption Fractions to Review Fraction Concepts

Thomas Edwards 

January 2005, Volume 10, Issue 5, Page 226

Abstract:
This article describes one way of embedding remediation in the context of studying more advanced mathematical concepts. In the process of doing so, ways to foster mathematical argumentation and proof are also introduced. Teachers will learn about Egyptian fractions and how to use this activity to help their students master fractions.

Keywords:
Multicultural
Article
Cross-Content (Math Only) Connections
Addition and Subtraction
Communication
Conceptual Development
Grades 6-8
Teacher
Modeling
Fractions / Decimals / Percents / Rational Numbers
Skill and Fluency
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Reasoning and Proof
Representation
Multiplication and Division