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Author:Karen M. Strom
Description: 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, or completion, usually a shell. Charts here show the number cycle, as well as principles of arithmetic.

Levels: Elementary, Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles
Math Topics: Number Sense/About Numbers, History and Biography
Math Ed Topics: Multiculturalism

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