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How to Count like an Egyptian
All cultures, past and present, have used mathematics to make sense of their lives. In this course we will explore some of the ways that different cultures have used mathematics for counting, trading, measuring, keeping track of time, scheduling religious practices, recreation, passing on cultural traditions, and design. This course requires no expertise in mathematics but should interestthose who are curious about other cultures and how they lived their lives. The course will be fun and lively with lots of hands-on activities. Joan Cohen Jones is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at EMU, where she taugh mathematics for teachers. She is interested in the history of mathematics, especially how different cultures have used mathematical ideas throughout history, both formally and informally.
Event Type : Study Groups      
Category : Science and Mathematics
Date(s) : 10/31/2018 - 11/14/2018
Day of Week : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Location : Turner Senior Resource Center, Campbell Room
Address : 2401 Plymouth Rd.,
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Instructor : Cohen Jones Joan
Fee : $20.00
Event Status : OPEN