Hapy member and former Maths teacher** Tony Watson** takes us on a tour of Egyptian numbers and the principles of Egyptian mathematics.

Covering the discovery of the Rhind Mathematical Papyrus, an invaluable source of information on the subject, Tony explains what the Egyptians used Maths for: sharing out provisions, land and resources, building granaries and, of course, those pyramids.

Tony also demonstrates how the Egyptians worked things out, showing how in some ways they did things very differently to us, with fractions and circles, for example. In some ways though, they worked things out using techniques we still recognise and use today.

Don’t worry, though, you don’t have to be a Math’s expert to appreciate the Tony’s lecture. He delivers it with enthusiasm and humour and uses some very 21^{st} century magic to demonstrate his points. You are left marveling at what brilliant and innovative problem solvers the ancient Egyptians were.