The Mayan people were incredibly intelligent; an example of this was their ability to develop a number system not too different to our own! They were the first civilisation to consider the concept of Place Value and the importance of using 0 as a Place Holder.
They didn't use digits like us, they used symbols. Have a look at the Powerpoint below to learn more!
If you would like to explore the Maya number system even more, perhaps try to write some addition and subtraction problems using the Maya Number System.
Have a look at the website link. You can explore the different areas and landmarks on the map by clicking on them.
This week, we would like you to create your own map of the Land of the Maya. You could just draw the map on paper, but you must include the significant landmarks or areas- you could even research some more of your own! You could show these by creating your own key and designing your own symbols! If you are feeling a bit more creative, you could make a sculpture map and add the landmarks on yourself! Be as creative as you can be, but make sure you include the significant areas and landmarks.
Once you have created your map, create your own mind map/spider diagram with the different landmarks on. For each landmark you include, research and record a couple of facts.
Consider why these landmarks are significant now. How were they built? What can we learn from them?
This week we would like you to use the information below and your own research to recreate some Maya Fashion. You could recreate some clothing, jewellery, headdresses or any other fashion item. This can be done in any way your like, using any materials you like or you can choose to sketch some fashion items instead - it's completely up to you.
Send in your creations, we can't wait to see them!
This week we are looking at how people change as they get older. Follow the PowerPoint below and your own research to complete these activities about how we age.
1) What changes can you think of? Can you classify them into physical changes and other changes?
2) Complete the True or False statements activity attached.
3) Create a poster to demonstrate your understanding of how people change as they age.