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Exploring Mayan Numerals

Jeff Farmer, Robert Powers 

September 2005, Volume 12, Issue 2, Page 69

Abstract:
An exploration activity involving Mayan numerals, which can be adapted by teachers at various levels to help students better understand the concept of place value and appreciate contributions to mathematics made by an indigenous Central American culture.

Keywords:
Multicultural
Pre-K-2
Article
Grades 3-5
Conceptual Development
Games / Puzzles
Complex Numbers
Teacher
Lesson Plans
Modeling
Problems
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Reasoning and Proof
Representation
Number Patterns