Mayan Mathematics - The Mayans had one of the most advanced number systems in the world at its time. It was a base-20 system (kind of) that also relied quite heavily on the number five. Some think that this is due to five fingers and five toes on each hand and foot.  Their system relied on three different symbols. A “pebble” (small black circle) was used to represent the ones place. Learn more: https://3010tangents.wordpress.com/2015/02/25/mayan-mathematics/

Mayan Mathematics

Mayan Mathematics - The Mayans had one of the most advanced number systems in…

How the Mayan write their Numbers.

Teach kids about Mayan mathematicians. Then have them write their own Mayan math problems with an answer sheet, switch and solve someone else's. Switch back and students grade each other.

A fun way of teaching addition and substation with a little kick of history! The Mayan number system is a great activity you can teach to students between your regular lessons. It's simple and it's fun !

A fun way of teaching addition and substation with a little kick of history! The Mayan number system is a great activity you can teach to students between your regular lessons.

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How the Mayan write their Numbers.

Grade level: 4 Title of the day’s lesson with a brief description: The Art of Mayan Hieroglyphics Students will investigate Ma.

Inquiry-based learning at its best - how do you calculate these Mayan addition problems?

Mayan Culture and Number System Inquiry Based Center Activities

Inquiry-based learning at its best - how do you calculate these Mayan addition problems?

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Their system included a zero, making it possible to carry out long counts and complex calculations.

Mayan Number Symbols. Great for Gifted kids learning why we use base 10 and other cultures have used different bases.

Great for Gifted kids learning why we use base 10 and other cultures have used different bases.

Ancient Mayan Number System Display Poster

Teach your class about the Ancient Maya number system with this useful display poster, great as a discussion starter or as a handy visual aid.

The Maya were very advanced in reading, writing and math. Their number system was a big part in the civilization because was part of their calendar system.

10 Fascinating Facts About Ancient Mayan Civilization

The Mayan number system worked in conjunction with numerology, ritual astronomy and the calendar system that they themselves developed. They are credited as the first culture to "discover" zero.

Mayan Numbers - Mayan Number System

Learn about the Mayan number system. See the diagram on how to understand the Mayan numeral system.

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