The Mayan's Math

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The Mayan's Math

The Mayan's Math

Name: Arath Reyes Hdz. Grade & Group: 1°D

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

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

The Mayan's there were some really intelligent 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 calendar. They way we know to about the system that they had was thanks to the way they wrote this numbers on statues or monuments :)

Maya writing was composed of recordedinscripctions on stone and wood...The Mayans figured out how much corn they had to plant to survive for their families and for others

The Mayans devised a couonting system that was able to represent very large numbers by using only 3 symbos, a dot, a bar and a symbol for zero

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 kind of goods...

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

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


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