Bluffton student to discuss Mayan Mathematics


Forum: 11 a.m., Reading Room of Musselman Library, 1 University Drive, Bluffton University. With Jarod Siekman on “Mayan Mathematics and Different Numeration Systems.”

BLUFFTON — Bluffton University student Jarod Siekman will present the forum “Mayan Mathematics and Different Numeration Systems” at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, in the Reading Room of Musselman Library, 1 University Drive, Bluffton University.

Siekman is a math education major who studied Mayan mathematics during a semester in Guatemala. The event is free and open to the public.

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Bluffton University student to present on Mayan mathematics

BLUFFTON, Ohio – Jarod Siekman ’20 will present the Forum, “Mayan Mathematics and Different Numeration Systems,” at 11 a.m. on Feb. 5 in the Reading Room of Musselman Library.

A math education major, Siekman studied Mayan mathematics during a semester in Guatemala. He completed an extensive research project and also presented his research at the 46th Annual Mathematics Conference at Miami University.

“The ancient Mayans had a very sophisticated and developed mathematical system that they used basically at the same time Roman numerals were being used in Europe,” said Siekman, a junior from Delaware, Ohio. “It was very advanced for the time.”

This event is free and open to the public.

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Forum: 11 a.m., Reading Room of Musselman Library, 1 University Drive, Bluffton University. With Jarod Siekman on “Mayan Mathematics and Different Numeration Systems.”

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