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HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES

Try these two Mayan-related activities!

 
 
The Maya used two different calendars. So how did they plan a New Year's party?
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  No 1s or 2s here. Learn to count like the Maya by studying one of their ancient documents.
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Want tips for using these in your classroom?
See our Ancient Observatories Teacher's Guide.

Want more? These activities are from Math and Science Across Cultures, by Maurice Bazin, Modesto Tamez, and the Exploratorium Teacher Institute.

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