Mayan number system

Mayan number system

Inspired by the Mayans, students create their own number system. What base will it be in?

Mayan Culture and Number System Inquiry Based Center Activities

Great crossover between math and social studies when students explore number bases fand learn about the Mayan system. Student tested and approved.

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…

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.

Hands-on exploration of Mayan number system.  Decipher the code and then build student designed number systems.  Social studies and math!

Mayan Culture and Number System Inquiry Based Center Activities

Hands-on exploration of Mayan number system. Decipher the code and then build student designed number systems. Social studies and math! Important addition to your study of the Ancient Maya

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.

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.

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?

Mayan Numbers for Kids | Spaghetti Box Kids

One way to strengthen your child's conceptual math skills is to explore Mayan numbers together.

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