Magic with Mayan Math

  • Magic with Mayan Math

    Shannon Overbay, Mary Brod
    Four activities that use the Mayan system of numeration in base 20. Students first learn the notation, then add, then complete magic squares in the Mayan system. These activities provide students an opportunity to rethink how we use place value and the importance of zero in our number system. Activities can be used with a wide range of abilities and age levels simultaneously since the ideas are new to most people.