3M learnt about the interesting number system created by the Mayas which was made from sticks and stones. We then went outside to complete maths calculations and used sticks and stones to represent our answers. It was fascinating as our ‘long’ Dienes represent 10 but theirs represented 5!
As a class, we also learnt about Maya food. The Maya civilisation were famous for foods such as avocados, sweet potatoes, peppers, tomatoes, honey but most importantly, chocolate! We were given the opportunity to taste the food which was great fun! The chocolate we tried was actually chilli chocolate!