Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Jenny's Mayan Number at Ancient Mexico




Do you know that Mexico used ancient math? The Maya is an acient tribe in Mexico. The Mayan system of writing numbers was very simple. The way they wrote out numbers was using bars and dots. Each dot represents a 1 and each bar represents a 5. They could used the same system and also they could write out any number from one to twenty by placing bars and dots on top of eachother. There is another way that we could used it, by add two of the Mayan numverals together very easily by adding the dot together. The Mayan system was similar like we are having symbols right now.This same system are also used today in the tribes suchas Hopi and Inuits. They can also add with these large number easily because it mostly be small digits. This is the way that you guys could figure out the Mayan number. First add together the bars and dots in the 1s place. When the sum is over twenty, there will be some carrying to the next will involved. Next, you add the bars and dots in together that are in the 20s place. However, they could used other materials to helps you figure out. Also in the acient time, they used to trade with he same amount of things so they wont get ripped off. Eventually, every country math started to spread over the world and people are started learning and it is alsoo really useful over the world.

7 comments:

susan said...

nice... its very long and very detailed about the mayan's number system and also very specific. it's excellent. :)

muting said...

it is so cool that the Mayan use the dots and bars to calculate the math, I learn something from your writing.^.^

Silverio said...

good job i never thought you were gonna do a good job

Janet said...

you wrote alot about mayan's number system. you explaiined it really wellll.....=D

edward said...

it was a very specific and detailed but there are stuff I that I dont understand XD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Heidi said...

you really explained it in detail. it was very interesting how they use dots as 1's and bars as 5's. it wasvery nice to know about it. =p

-Heidi Voong

Kenneth said...

Seems like you really love math.