Ancient Egypt. Ancient Rome. Hieroglyphics. Roman Numerals.
This math project requires students to answer the inquiry question, 'How do number systems advance societies?'
The project offer the opportunity to extend students' study of early cultures by studying the numeric systems of the Ancient Egyptians and Ancient Romans. The Egyptians and Romans had sophisticated numeric systems. The Roman numeral system is still used today although some symbols have changed.
The project is designed to last 4 to 5 days and includes:
For the title page - a scaled drawing- and enlargement of a Roman or Egyptian cartoon
Notes for the Egyptian and Roman systems
The numerals and hieroglyphics for both systems
Questions for translation for both systems involving addition, subtraction and multiplication
Problem solving for both systems
An Egyptian game
Questions and format for a conclusion
Bonus question - A trick from the Rhind papryus
A rubric for assessment
Includes answer key