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The Mayan Numerals

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Author:Michiel Berger
Description: (See also the Maya Calendar page.) Instead of ten digits, the Mayans used a base number of 20. They also used a system of bars and dots as "shorthand" for counting: a dot stood for one and a bar stood for five. This page provides a table of numerals and an example of simple addition.

Levels: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Calculators, Web Interactive/Java
Math Topics: Calendars/Dates/Time, History and Biography, Number Theory

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