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Count like an Egyptian: A hands-on introduction to ancient mathematics

Count like an egyptian

The mathematics of ancient Egypt was fundamentally different from the mathematics of today, which makes solving ancient Egyptian problems quite an adventure.

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Tutoring – Further advice for parents

The following topics outline more details of aspects of seeking a tutor in mathematics. The advice should be read in conjunction with the advice paper.

Identify the problem – Talk with your child

Start by trying to work out what aspects of maths your child is having difficulties with.

Investigate the problem – Talk to your child’s teacher

The classroom teacher is the most important resource for any child’s learning of mathematics.

Explore the problem – What to talk to the teacher about

You, the teacher and your child need to collaboratively develop a plan.

Tackle the problem – Outside assistance?

If your child’s teacher agrees that outside assistance may benefit your child, it is important to be well informed about the options available.