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The Mayan's Math

The Mayan's

By:Johan Reyes 2nd Period


Videos that help me understand better!!! :D

They are mainly known for coming up with the concept of zero....

Facts about the Mayan's & Math-----It was one of the 1st cultures to involve 0 and their calendar had 18 months,a year 20 days and a month.

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The Mayans devised a counting system that was able to represent very large numbers by using only 3 symbols, a dot, a bar, and a symbol for zero. Their system has two significant differences from the system we use: 1) the place values are arranged vertically, and 2) they use a base 20, or vigesimal, system.

An interesting point to note is the Maya were using the concept of zero in their mathematical system over 1,000 years prior to the European adoption of zero around the 11th century.

The Mayans also use math just like we do today. They also had an economy and it was based on the reproduction and distribution of food and many kinds of goods...The Mayans well also some really inteligent people,they had to figured out how much corn they had to plant to survive for their families and for others.

Mayan numeration system, especially when discussing dates that are recorded in stelae or monuments.

The Mayan's there were some really inteligent people that they were actually really good at math. They even had their own number system. They were some how similar like we are today. They also counted the days and had their own calender. .They way we know to about the system that they had was thanks to the way they wrote this numbers on statues or monuments :D

The chart above shows the first complete cycle of numbers.

The ancient Maya civilization lived in the eastern third of Mesoamerica, primarily the Yucatan Peninsula(MEXICO). They lived close to one of the area greatly varied from volcanic mountains, which comprised the highlands in the South,

Maya writing was composed of recorded inscriptions on stone and wood.....


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