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Senefer: A Young Genius in Old Egypt
     

Senefer: A Young Genius in Old Egypt

by Beatrice Lumpkin
 
Exciting story of Senefer, an African child in ancient Egypt. Senefer was a carpenter's son who became a famous mathematician and engineer. The story of his adventures brings to life the rich culture of ancient Egypt and the African tradition of excellence in mathematics and science. Senefer's love of numbers shows young readers that mathematics can be fun.

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Exciting story of Senefer, an African child in ancient Egypt. Senefer was a carpenter's son who became a famous mathematician and engineer. The story of his adventures brings to life the rich culture of ancient Egypt and the African tradition of excellence in mathematics and science. Senefer's love of numbers shows young readers that mathematics can be fun.

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Children's Literature - Leila Toledo
Who developed the first symbol for our numbers? The story of Senefer is based on the life of Ah'mose, who was a famous mathematician and engineer. A scribe to Hatshepsut, one of the famous women Pharaohs in Egypt, Senefer was singled out for education when his ability and love of numbers became evident. The interaction between his mother and father bring to life the rich culture of Africans in ancient Egypt. This story is a good resource for demonstrating to children that mathematics is important to master.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780865432444
Publisher:
Africa World Press
Publication date:
03/01/1997
Series:
Young Readers Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.66(w) x 11.42(h) x (d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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