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PBS program on Maya (including base 20 arithmetic)

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Hi folks,


PBS's program NOVA will be airing a program, "Cracking the Maya Code", this evening. Additional information is available on the website. Some of your students might be intrigued by the Maya hieroglyphic decoding exercise.


Maya arithmetic used a base 20 system (as opposed to our base 10). The PBS folks have created a nice activity employing Maya arithmetic. Those of you looking for some fun math activities to wrap up your year or a way of integrating math with geography and history might want to have a look.




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