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Mayan Maths

The Maya used a very dierent number system compared to the one we use today. Instead of 10 digits, the Maya only used three, represented by a dot, a stick and a shell. The Maya used these three digits to make all their numbers. They used the vigesimal system, which meant they counted in 20’s. We are more used to counting in 10’s.


Number Translation

This artefact translates the Maya numbers into normal, arabic numerals we are used to dealing with.

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