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App of the week: MayaNumbers

By Meris Stansbury
July 29th, 2013

Name: MayaNumbers

What is it? A math game that challenges players to translate numbers using the Maya math system before time runs out. Call upon the ancient civilization’s revolutionary numeral symbols—shell, dot, and line—to translate randomly generated numbers and see how high you can get your score. Base 20 has never been so much fun!

Best for: Middle school students

Price: FREE

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 6.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

Rated: 4+

Features:

•Tutorial stage teaches Maya numeral system in three steps
•Timer challenges players to race against the clock
•Count as high as 7,999 in base-twenty–it’s harder than you think!
•High-resolution visuals capture a beautifully inspired Mayan motif

Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mayanumbers/id658863945?ls=1&mt=8

About the Author:

Meris Stansbury

Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.