Ancient Egypt Math and Science Activity: Cubit Measures

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  • Aug 23 2010 5:55 PM

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In this activity, offered by the Detroit Institute of the Arts, students explore Ancient Egyptian measurement systems. Students make a 21" cubit measuring stick, subdivide it into digits and palms, and then measure objects in the classroom.

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    Grade: 2 to 5

    Topics: Mathematics, History-Social Science, History & Culture, Measurement, Tools, and Data Analysis, Measurement & Geometry, Visual Arts & Performing Arts, World History, Visual Arts

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