Math Lesson 1.1.3 - Mayan Numerals

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Welcome to our Math lesson on Mayan Numerals, this is the third lesson of our suite of math lessons covering the topic of Numbering Systems, a Historical View, you can find links to the other lessons within this tutorial and access additional Math learning resources below this lesson.

Mayan Numerals

Mayans were a civilization that lived in South America. They used the following symbols to represent numbers:

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For example,

Math Tutorials: Numbering Systems, a Historical View Example

Numbers greater than 19 were written vertically as powers of 20. The highest part of number represented the highest power of 20. Then, the values were added. For example,

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because

Math Tutorials: Numbering Systems, a Historical View Example

Another example,

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because

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1.1.1Egyptian Numerals
1.1.2Babylonian Numerals
1.1.3Mayan Numerals
1.1.4Roman Numerals
1.1.5Hindu-Arabic Numerals
1.1.6Classes and Placeholders

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