Hello! Today I am going to do a blog post about Mayans and their math. The last time I did a scribe post was when I was in the robotics group. I was blogging about what I learned and what I did, but this time I'm going to be blogging about what I have learned so far about the Mayans.
Did you know that ...
(I ran out of "math facts" so I added a little bit something about their culture)
- In the Maya counting system that there are only three symbols?
*What are the three symbols and what do they represent?
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- The Mayan number system is approximately 1000 years and is more advanced than the European number system at the time
- Their system was set up so that the first five place values were based on the multiples of 20
- The Mayan's were the first to symbolize the concept of nothing (0)
- Mayan's independently came up with the symbol of zero
- Did you know that tourists are attracted to Cancun because of the Mayan civilization?
- Mayans had more than one god
- They believed that the Earth is going to end at December 21 2012
- Until now there are people who speak the Mayan language
-The Mayan culture extended to parts of what is now Mexico, Honduras, and El Salvador, and most of Guatemala and Belize
Here are some cool symbols I found on the internet:
(symbol for life)
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Symbol for family
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symbol for love
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That's all the information I got that I thought people should know. Please correct me if I have any mistakes. Make a comment. The next scribe is... Shaine :D
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