Let’s Play Math: Math with Egyptian Hieroglyphs!

(denisegaskins.com/2007/07/28/egyptian-math-in-hieroglyphs/)

Grades 2 & up, with parental supervision

This terrific blog (by a homeschool mom) offers a series of free math challenges using hieroglyphs.

Designed for younger students (about 8-14), you’ll find several links to resources that include

- Hieroglyphic Addition & Subtraction -This downloadable and printable pdf offers a few fun math problems in hieroglyphs for kids.
- Ten Hieroglyphs Lessons – Learn more about hieroglyphs with ten free lessons including a lesson on “Numbers and Dates.”

From the main page, you can click on links to these other fun math activities too –

- The Secret of the Pharaoh’s Treasure
- The Mysterious Temporal Freeze
- The Secret of Egyptian Fractions
- The Puzzling Pythagorean Pebbles

Want more? Explore this website…

Eyelid Productions: Ancient Egyptian Number Hieroglyphs

This commercial and ad-supported website is a treasure trove of Ancient Egyptian history that contains a small section devoted to number hieroglyphs complete with a few math problems you can solve using hieroglyphs. It’s geared for ages 10-16, and offers a fun way to learn a little math and history. Be sure to explore the rest of this site that includes information on pyramids, temples, kings and queens, mummification, etc.

Have fun!