Like an Egyptian

How does one dance like an Egyptian? For the answer, consult the 1986 hit by The Bangles.

How does one think like an Egyptian? For that answer, ask a computer scientist.

Turns out that the ancient Egyptians and modern computers—human and machine, two thousand years apart—have something in common: math. Ancient Egyptians manipulated numbers the same way computers do—using the binary numeral system. Learn more about the math method that does away with memorization and multiplication tables.

The most common question students ask math teachers at every level is “When will I use math?” WeUseMath.org is a non-profit website that helps to answer this question. This website describes the importance of mathematics and many rewarding career opportunities available to students who study mathematics.


 

$126,000/yr
Attorney
$187,199/yr
Actuary
$160,000/yr
Cryptanalyst
$137,780/yr
Physician
$187,199/yr
$111,440/yr
Biologist
$97,070/yr
Economist
$155,490/yr
$155,490/yr

Figures represent salary potential.

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Dr. Cary Oberije, a postdoctoral researcher in The Netherlands, has found that mathematical models can be used to accurately predict patients' responses to treatment. Prediction models were used to analyze lung cancer patients' likelihood of survival and...

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