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/
Ancient Mayan Civilization PowerPoint Presentation
Mayan History PowerPoint Presentation- Keepers of time, architectural wonders, a people so mysterious that much of their history has been shrouded by the rainforest. Who were they, and where did they go? This presentation includes several class discussions, writing opportunities, and practice test questions. It is a fabulous addition to your unit on Ancient America. Common Core Standards RH.6-8.1, RH.6-8.5, RH.6-8.7, WHST.6-8.10, SL.7.2, SL.7.1 $
A fun way of teaching addition and subtraction 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 !