The ancient Egyptian number system was
composed of 7 symbols - a single stroke, a heel bone (upsidedown smile),
a coil of rope, a lotus plant, a finger, a frog, and a kneeling god.
With these 7 symbols, the clever
Egyptians could add, subtract, multiple, and divide and count into the
many millions! They even created a system of algebra, which helped them
build the pyramids.
Take a look! Click on the links before to
try your hand at math the ancient Egyptian way.
Egyptian Number System (interactive)
Cats - The ancient Egyptian way to write fractions