MayaNumbers: Modern Twist On Ancient Math System

Everyone knows 1 + 1 = 2. But do you know Dot + Line = 6? Dig-It! Games, an independent developer of educational, interactive games founded by a former archaeologist and middle school teacher, continues to blend fun and learning for students, specifically those within the important middle school demographic, with its latest release, MayaNumbers. The exciting new math app challenges players’ math skills while teaching the ancient Maya’s revolutionary number system.

MayaNumbers turns math skills-building into a fun, fast-paced learning game that encourages players to think differently about addition, subtraction, and multiplication. Designed for children in grades 5-9, this companion app to Dig-It! Games’ award-winning Mayan Mysteries game provides an entertaining and educational experience to a category of children that currently has limited options for fun, educational apps.

“Children in middle school are often overlooked by app developers and educational gaming companies,” said Suzi Wilczynski, president and founder of Dig-It! Games. “With MayaNumbers, we specifically incorporated age-appropriate content into the app to ensure students of all ages, not just early elementary and high school, have engaging games at their disposal.”

The latest free math game available as an app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch via the iTunes App Store, MayaNumbers immerses players in the fascinating base 20 Maya number system. Players use the symbols for the three Maya digits, a shell for zero, a dot for 1 and a line for 5, in a race against the clock to convert randomly generated numbers into ancient Mayan glyphs.

“MayaNumbers presents kids and adults with a unique opportunity to think of numbers and place values in a different way, inherently testing and improving their math skills,” said Wilczynski. “We are excited to introduce this interactive app to the market. This launch reaffirms our vision to promote creative thinking, independent learning, and cultural understanding through educational games.”

Like all of Dig-It! Games’ products, MayaNumbers features historically accurate elements, including authentic Mayan motifs, music, and glyphs. Players interested in engaging with other gamers can compete against users from around the world using the Apple Game Center leader board embedded into MayaNumbers.

Source: Press Release

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