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Egyptian and Chinese Math

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posted on Dec, 6 2014 @ 07:48 AM
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First of all why the hell wasnt i taught this in school? No wonder so many of them are becoming programmers in India and China. Makes sense they are teaching them how to do proper math. I want to learn how to do this.

Its just mind blowing to me that we force our kids to memorize times tables instead of actually teaching them proper math. I think the problem with our schools is the curriculum and not the students.







posted on Dec, 6 2014 @ 08:05 AM
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Found a how to video for anyone who wants to learn this like i do.


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posted on Dec, 6 2014 @ 08:11 AM
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Wow! Good find, I gotta try this!

S&F btw



posted on Dec, 6 2014 @ 08:14 AM
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Oh this is cool.

I have to ask myself....

Remember when we were in school and everyone thought everything we were learning was useless?

Well... everything i learned in school was useless except math and reading and math was mostly useless i had to learn how to read a measuring tape on my own. Fractions and decimals help though.

Glad i found this though im going to use.

id like to learn a method of multiplication like this for measuring, maybe someone can help me find something?



posted on Dec, 6 2014 @ 08:16 AM
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Wow this is so cool!!!!! Great find!!! Thank you!



posted on Dec, 6 2014 @ 08:19 AM
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Just tried it.

Hey, this thing really works!

I think graphically, and really bad at maths - maybe this will help my mind to make faster computations!


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posted on Dec, 6 2014 @ 08:23 AM
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We all organize things differently in our minds.

Its not that your bad at math, your just bad at their math.



posted on Dec, 6 2014 @ 08:26 AM
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Hehe, I like that



posted on Dec, 6 2014 @ 09:55 AM
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The Egyptian method is the same thing as binary code. I learned it in basic electricity class, while attending a&p school.



posted on Dec, 6 2014 @ 10:17 AM
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You can learn this in school. This course of math is math111 and it also involved Sumerian Mayan and other ancient math systems. It was a very difficult class but very interesting as well. Math in other bases is only part of the class though.



posted on Dec, 6 2014 @ 10:47 AM
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that was killer.
going to watch those again.
seems so much easier and more efficient compared to how math is taught in the states.
i love math and wish i was better at it.

i have several books with drills that i run through a couple times a week but this is the jam



posted on Dec, 6 2014 @ 10:50 AM
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Yeah i agree.

Maybe americans problems with math is that they are taught the wrong process?



posted on Dec, 6 2014 @ 10:57 AM
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originally posted by: onequestion
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Found a how to video for anyone who wants to learn this like i do.



this is the coolest thing ever.
this makes it so easy its ridiculous.

thanks for these videos man.
my daughter is 2 and when i start to teach her math, this will be a major lesson
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posted on Dec, 6 2014 @ 10:59 AM
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Im looking for an easier method for fractions im hoping they have something for that too because i need it for my job.

If you come across anything let me know.



posted on Dec, 6 2014 @ 11:00 AM
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originally posted by: onequestion
a reply to: Grovit

Yeah i agree.

Maybe americans problems with math is that they are taught the wrong process?


after seeing this i agree.
i love math. its the universal language.
im decent at it but i wish i was far better. certain things take me some time to work out but this method is awesome.

after seeing this i think the methods we are taught is a huge factor in why some people have trouble grasping it.

if youre into math or mathematicians like i am you should read about ramanujan.
on of my favorite people who have ever lived.....this dude was amazing

en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Dec, 6 2014 @ 01:39 PM
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Isnt it crazy how the problem solves itself through geometry?



posted on Dec, 6 2014 @ 01:49 PM
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Really cool, but I found the egyptian method to be inefficient. I just tried to solve 89/538 using the Egyptian method and I found myself reverting back to the N. American method of multiplication just to find out the powers of 538. In the video its easy cause hes using easy numbers. Also, if I use the N. American way for this equation, im writing fewer numbers.

Very cool thread nevertheless, Ill give the chinese method a go.



posted on Dec, 6 2014 @ 02:20 PM
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originally posted by: AirTurbineStarter
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The Egyptian method is the same thing as binary code. I learned it in basic electricity class, while attending a&p school.


Now that you mention it, I remember binary code being the first thing the teacher taught in our first ever class using computers. I didnt understand it then..



posted on Dec, 6 2014 @ 03:07 PM
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I stumbled upon a problem while trying to compute 10x10 - for if 2 is represented by two lines, and 1 is represented by one line, then how to represent "0"?

The solution is to represent "0" as a grey line. A grey line intersecting another grey line sums up to zero, and any number of normal lines intersecting a grey line also sums up to zero.

Cool.



posted on Dec, 6 2014 @ 03:12 PM
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Wait.. do you have a video for that?



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