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Ancient Mayans

This week you are learning about the Mayan number system. How did the Maya count? How did their number system work? How does it compare to ours?

 

1) Look at the PowerPoint below. Make notes to help you with the independent task that you need to do. 

 

2) Design a poster explaining the number system, showing examples of how the different numbers were represented. In it, explain how the system is fundamentally different to our own. You should include facts about
the importance of the number system to the Mayans. Also, you could include examples of addition or subtraction problems using the Mayan system. Make sure you solve them and show your workings! We have provided optional activity sheets about the Mayan number system that you may want to use to secure your knowledge and practice your number formation before starting your poster.

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