Mathigon shares this interesting lesson with lots of visuals:
In this lesson, students explore how Ancient Egyptians wrote fractions 4000 years ago. They compare the unit fractions and express any given fraction as the sum of unit fractions. Working on the task will help students improve their skills in adding and subtracting fractions.
This activity can be used with younger students by working on the numerical examples also with the older students by finding general rules to create the unit fraction sums.
Math Snacks inspire families to find and talk about math in everyday life. These are some ideas to get started! The Development and Research in Early math education site from Stanford shares a few starters.
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