Wednesday, July 18, 2007

pyramid maths and info

this site has the explanation of how the pyramids were built as well as some activities relating to the maths of pyramids.

http://www.ancientegypt.co.uk/pyramids/story/main.html

please do the activities and enjoy :-)

66 comments:

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

cool! im going to do the quiz thing when i get home...i thought that 'insperation' computer program was really cool!!

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

did you know, the great pyramid is 33 double decker buses high?!

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

question; in the DVD it says that wall went down underground, does that mean that the great pyramid does too, is it taller than we think?

Miss Candy said...

yip, i know...

Kitty Kat said...

Cool!
I have that site posted on my blog!

primprim said...

it might room5ian, thats what i think!
by the way i've made a new wiki about my ancient egyptian inquiry question; why do egyptians like cats so much?
http://mirples.wikispaces.com/egyptian+cats

Paper scissors said...

how do you think they moved the blocks of limestone to the pyramid?

Paper scissors said...

My blog is now completely different apart from the text. Does anyone know the username and password for the room 5 wiki. Please comment on my blog. Dont worry I have to moderate the comments before it gets published. My addition to the random evolving story might just have something to do with my username...

Paper scissors said...

I write a lot less than every body else except for now.

That was pointless information from pointless information news

Skipper Bob said...

talking about inquary questions mr woody is this a acceptable question????

Why did they build pyramids Why not something like a cube????

is the answer possible to find????

chickenwing said...

i found a good website that says if king tut was murdered heres the link

http://www.kingtutone.com/tutankhamun/life/

catgirl said...

Paper scissors, I think the limestone blocks were taken from their quarries on the Nile river to the site of the Pyramids, then hauled by workers and perhaps cattle to the construction site. They relied a lot on man power back then. The workers were paid mostly in food, onions, I think. A good book is the Awesome Egyptians, and is a horrible histories book. I have my own copy at home.
P.S: Check on my blog for a cool thing I have about racism.

Individualist said...

did you know that the great pyramid weighs as much as 870,000 double decker buses?!?!?!
(those of you you who did the challenge will already know this)(
the pyramid is sooo amazing! i really want to go to Egypt to see it!

bye >:0===Q<

Kitty Kat said...

yes an egypt trip would be very cool!
i'm just back from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and it was...good i supose...
I thik that maths in the pyramids is really clever!!!!
Also I was thinking about my question.
'Did Ancient Egypt have clear seasons and if it did then what were they and what clothing did they where in each season?'
I han't finished my knowledg attack quite yet but Very Almost....

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

i think it is quite hard to know when you have finished your knowledge attack......that is a cool question kitty kat! er, who is paper scissors?

Paper scissors said...

Paper scissors is Mr Whacky! Skipper bob, i think it was because pyramids are strong shapes because of triangles. Squares and cubes are weak so i dont know why they built square based pyramids instead of triangular based.

P.S: I found this out when playing with magnetix.

mr woody said...

thats a good point, room5ian - lets discuss it tomorrow as a class. you need a clearer guideline for this phase of the inquiry unit.

and mr whacky - great feedback to skipper bob about the strength of different shapes. no doubt yo uhav elooke dat her science fair project and can see how your comments are quite relevant.
yours is the best comment today...so far.
8>)

diamond girl said...

An Egypt trip would be Fantastic....

Did anyone know that pictures of spaceships,submarines and helicopters were found on ceiling beams of a 3000 year old temple. Scientists suggest the Egyptians knew something about the technology we use today..... SPOOKY !!!!!!

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

skipper bob, Egyptologists have developed many theories about why the tombs of the early pharaohs were built in the pyramid shape. Here are three different ideas:

The pyramid represented the first land to appear at the beginning of time- a hill called 'Ben-Ben'.

The pyramid had sloping sides so that the dead pharaoh could symbolically climb to the sky and live forever.

The pyramid represented the rays of the sun.



when pyramids were almost finished, a special block covered in shining metal (either gold or electrum) was placed on the top of the pyramid.

all of this info is off the website provided in the post.

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

oh! ok! hi er, paper scissors!!

diamond girl said...

you can see the pic of the spaceships and stuff on my blog

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

i will go there right now.....

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

wow i definately reccommend checking out that thing on diamond girls sparkling blog.....creepy!

Kitty Kat said...

The pyramid shapes are very usful in terms of earthquakes which were not unknown in Egypt.
Also perhaps the build up of sand would put preasure on the sidesof the pyramids which could also cuse the side of the pyramid to be dislodged from its place.
Perhaps the pyramids would have had a base on them to stop them from going to far underground.

shorty said...

I have made a blog



FINALLY

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

cool! that is a good point kitty kat. im going to your blog right now shorty....

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

if that wall in the vidio goes underground so deep, then is the great pyramid bigger than it really seems? if so, i think that archaeologists should somehow, dig/get down to the base of the pyramid, as that is where they said the doors to tombs etc are.there, unless they already have, they should find more answers, questions, and unlock more mysteries (this all could also be done with other pyramids)

p.s. this is just a random little tangent i went off on and please excuse it if it i incorrect....hehe

Kitty Kat said...

yes...I'm not very well today so I'm not at schol but I though I might tell you that we're going away this weekend so I won't b able to blog.
um...yeah...can you catch me up on what we're doning.
See you later

cheeseboy said...

cool as!

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

thats alright kitty kat, get well soon!! i am going away too.....

Miss Candy said...

i just had remembered, egyptians who have been mummifyed are believed to come back alive. my essential question is based on this, i just want to know why do they believe that? because i think its going to lead to many interesting theories, lots of interesting articles and many different subjects! Or maybe my information i picked up is wrong, maybe they dont believe that they will come back alive! Many wonderful mysteries of the world!

diamond girl said...

Great Question miss candy !!!

I assume they believed that they would come alive in the after life, thats why they were put in tombs with boats and treasures and stuff.

Kitty Kat said...

hm good quesion!
hopw everyone had lovely day (cough cough)
Kitty Kat 83l

Skipper Bob said...

where are you guys going i'm going to snowplanet

sorry for you guys who do not like unrealeated commentsbut its one of the only places to put it and its where mr woody told me to put it!!!

for a challenge i will be designing a tecnology challenge to build a boat (sail boat) i have not got far but...
here are some rules for the boat challenge:
you have to have a sail
you are not alowed a motor apart from one to turn the rudders (a long board at the back of the boat which turns from side to side for steering)
you can not just buy a fancy model
it must be specified size (i will say size later)
can be trimaran (a boat with 3 floating bits joined by a net)catamaran (same as trimaran but 2 bits) or monohull with keel (1 bit and a keel is a heavy wieght down in the water to stop the boat from tipping (like team new zealands buzzy bee)
must not be made of paper
must be propelled by the wind and inclued a mast and boom

help!
does this make sense?
do i use to much sailing language?
can you understand the rules?????

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

sort of skipper bob, ill look forward to more information, have fun at snow planet!

they put boats in the tombs as transport to the after life....also, did you know, king tuts tomb is the only tomb to remain all most untouched(does this make sense? i think it is worded wrong)

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

have a great weekend everyone!!! and go the All Blacks who are playing for the Bledisloe (i think) Cup, i know they will make us proud!

Miss Candy said...

thank you diamond girl & kittykat, happy blogging bloggers!

Smiley 01 said...

Room5ian i think the all Blacks are playing for the tri nations and the Bledisloe cup. but in my opinion it all gets too confusing sometimes. =-}

p.s this is diamond girl

Skipper Bob said...

thanks im a room5ian

my comment was rushed is the reason it doesn't make sense

also i had diffilculty translating something i know well to something anyone can understand

Kitty Kat said...

hmmmm...that comp sounds quite cool skipr b. o my! MY OMPUTR is ot workn!
um..well I aglad we on bot te etbal nd the rugby bu I am also glad that te boggin kp gong over the eekend.
rry i muststop my keyboard is gin reALLY weird!
83)

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

i went to he rugby it was a late might but it was absolutely awesome!!!!!! it was fantasstic to see so many supporters and so much encouragement! in the end we won, with one non-converted try, and all other points were scored by penilties......the All Blacks have definately made New Zealand proud, and yes, they did win both the tri-nations and the bledisloe cup!!!! also, well done to the new zealands netball team for their 1-point diference win, and there is an interesting story behind that...
http://www.netballnz.co.nz/default.aspx?s=articledisplay&id=66724

Kitty Kat said...

yes the sprts were very good even though they were onquite late...

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

yes, i agree, that was sort pf annoying... ill seeyou all at school soon... :)

Kitty Kat said...

hmmmmmmmmmmm... po marie everyone!
erm.....to say my name i:
My Name is:
Danish:
Mig benævne er
Portuguese:
Meu nome é
German:
Ich heiße
Dutch:
Mijn naamwoord zit
Spanish:
My nombre es
French:
Je m'appelle
Japanese:
我が 名前

Most of these are done by a translater so please exus any mistakes it has creatd.
Danish is 100% correct!

83)

SpUdArOoNy said...

I am really excited about this egypt thing! it is so exciting and i like the way that we are allowed to do anything! so that we actually engadge in the topic! i havn't done the quiz yet but i will do it soon. right now i must be off to do my guitar practise!!

TTFN

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

yes!!! i completely agree, i love how we get i little freedom, and i think that helps everyone do a better job and learn more because they are doing something they enjoy and are interested in...its great!!

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

HAPPY MAORI WEEK!

nate dawg said...

hi mr woody it is catararas brother!

Catarara said...

yes that is my brother if your woundering...
i have writtin a story for maori language week on my blog if you want to check it out
catarara :)

nate dawg said...

i study maori as a language at school i am pretty good so you can ask me questions about maori language if you want??

Kitty Kat said...

yes I LOVE this ancient egypt thing too!
oh a reminder:
THERE WILL BE A SHORT INFORMAL HANDS MEETING TOMORROW MORNING TEA. (Room next to library I think!)
Also happy Maori language week everyone!
Oh and Harry Potter reading!
My keyboard is working for once!
I hope it lasts HEHEHEHE!
83)

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

hehe kitty kat! it is quite hard to find a 'good' maori language website..... hehe

er, nate dawg, what are the two words 'happy' and 'week' in maori?

Kitty Kat said...

yeah moari language sites are rare as it is only spken in NZ.

Miss Candy said...

wow, from egyptian pyramids to moari culture...what a change!!!

primprim said...

happy maori week everybody!!!
by the way, this isn't relative but i know how you say "my name is..." in Thai.
If you are a girl, you say:
ฉันชื่อ..
(chan cheuu...)
if you are a boy, you say:
ผมชื่อ
(phohm cheuu...)
Thai language is really funny. They don't have a "P" sound, so my first name a pronounced with a b as the first letter and prim is pronounced "Kim", with a K. When we moved to New Zealand, we changed the pronounciation to a "P" sound.

Catarara said...

hi its nate dawg i can't log on to my acount so i'm using this one
imaroom5ian week is wiki
and happy is hari
is that all?

nate dawg said...

can any of you understand this???
ruma rima is kapai!

SpUdArOoNy said...

:( :( :( :( :( :( Am i not considered a room5ian? No one rembered me on the Random evolving story by the Room5ians on the wiki! :( :( :(

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

hehe, thanks nate dawg!!!
sooo......
HARI MAORI WIKI!!! hehe
thanks again!

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

er, hi! ฉันชื่อ... im a room5ian!

spud!!!! of course you are a room5ian!!!!

p.s. nate dawg, did you say
room five is cool/great/good?
hehe, definately!

Galileo said...

Wicked site man!!!

IM A ROOM5IAN said...

er, yeah...!

mr woody said...

great conversation kidlets. keep it up.
8>)

Kitty Kat said...

Hej!
What do you mean spud?
I am busy doing a Dansk leaning program clalled STELLA!
Hehehe! maybe I will speak fluent danish some day 83)

nate dawg said...

caitlin actually wrote that but that is what she said!!
good guessing/knowing??!!

cheeseboy said...

wow there are lots of comments wow 65, awesome