Mayan Culture and Number System Inquiry Based Center Activities

Mayan Culture and Number System Inquiry Based Center Activities
Mayan Culture and Number System Inquiry Based Center Activities
Mayan Culture and Number System Inquiry Based Center Activities
Mayan Culture and Number System Inquiry Based Center Activities
Mayan Culture and Number System Inquiry Based Center Activities
Mayan Culture and Number System Inquiry Based Center Activities
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Mayan Number System explore the very important role of number symbols as part of the Mayan Culture. In this inquiry-based, no prep lesson, students use cards with mayan numeral symbols to determine the way in which the mayan numeral system worked. The mayan system was particularly remarkable for ancient cultures in part due to it’s use of zero. Students explore the use of a different base then they traditionally use (base 20). Additionally, students create their own numeric symbols and systems.

A great addition to your study of ancient civilizations. (NOTE: This product was updated 8/17/16)

This detailed plan includes:
-Complete teacher’s guide for a 90-minute lesson or 2 45-minute lessons
-8 student handouts with complete directions for use in whole class, small groups, or at centers
-A complete list of materials
-An answer key
-Detailed suggestions for extensions
-Suggestions for how to use in a math or social studies classroom

Skills Developed in this lesson:
 Students will use logic to identify glyphs of Mayan Numerals
 Students will compare number systems.
 Students will explain the Mayan number system
 Students will create glyphs and a number system.

Maya, Inca and Aztec Resources Include:
- Maya Inca Aztecs Interactive Notebook Graphic Organizers
- Aztec Illustrated Timeline Activity
- Aztec Comparative Timeline for Interactive Notebooks
- Mayan Government and Laws Gallery Walk Activity
- The Aztecs Social Class, Cities and Government Station Activities
- The Aztecs Calendar, Writing System and Rituals Station Activities
- Mayan Number System Inquiry-Based Station Activities
- Mayan Glyphs and Writing System Station Activities
- Aztecs Gallery Walk - an Introduction to the Aztec Culture

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Total Pages
26 pages
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Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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