Keeping Time with the Mayan Calendar Round

This activity provides instructions for determining the common New Year's Days of the two Mayan calendars using gears or least common multiples. The Maya had two calendars one was tied to the astronomical year, and had 365 days like ours.
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This activity provides instructions for determining the common New Year's Days of the two Mayan calendars using gears or least common multiples. The Maya had two calendars--one was tied to the astronomical year, and had 365 days like ours. The other was shorter, 260 days, and was associated with rituals. Includes teacher's guide.

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