# Ancient Maya

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```					                                                                    Spiral Practice: Grade 3: Quarter 3: Week 5: Day 1

Name: ______________________________

Ancient Maya

The ancient Maya people were much shorter than
we are today. An average Maya man was about 5 feet,
two inches tall. The average height of Maya ladies was
4 feet ten inches tall.
MA.D.2.2.1/MA.E.1.2.2

1. 5 feet = 60 inches. Which Maya men
were more than 5 feet tall?                                           Height of 5 Maya Men in Inches
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2. Which Maya men were less than 5                                  56
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feet tall?                                                       52
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3. What is the range of the Maya men’s                              40
Height in Inches

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height?                                                           34
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A. 6 inches                                                       30
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B. 7 inches                                                       26
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C. 8 inches                                                       20
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D. 9 inches                                                       16
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4. What is the median height of the 5                                8
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Maya men?                                                         4
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A. 64 inches                                                      0
M aya 1 M aya 2 M aya 3 M aya 4 Maya 5
B. 62 inches                                                                            Maya Man

C. 60 inches
D. 58 inches
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Spiral Practice: Grade 3: Quarter 3: Week 5: Day 1

MA.A.3.2.2

Which of the following could be used to find the total number of feathers?

A. 3 + 14
B. 3 X 14
C. 14 – 3
D. 14 ÷ 3

same number of ears of corn. How many ears of corn did each Maya lady

A. 4
B. 5
C. 20                                    1 ear of corn
D. 30
MA.C.3.2.1

7. The grid to the right shows a Maya woman’s
garden. What is the perimeter of the Maya
woman’s garden?

8. What is the area of the Maya woman’s garden?

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Spiral Practice: Grade 3: Quarter 3: Week 5: Day 2

Name: ______________________________

What is an Acre?
An acre is a way that we measure how big land is. An acre is measured in units called
square feet. An ACRE has 43,560 square feet inside of it. That’s big! An acre is about as
big as a football field.
MA.D.1.2.1/MA.D.1.2.2
The chart to the right shows the number of       Number of                   Number of Acres
acres each Maya farmer used to grow corn         farmers
on. Use the chart to answer questions 1-3.       2                           14
3                           21
1. How many acres would six farmers              4                           28
need to grow corn on?                         5                           35
6                           ?
2. How many acres would one farmer
use? _________________

3. What is the rule for the pattern in the chart?

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MA.A.1.2.2
4. It is 8 miles from the Maya boy’s house to the pyramid. He
walks 4 miles and reaches the palace. He has walked 4/8 of
the way to the pyramid. What fraction is equal to 4/8?

Boy’s House                             Palace                                      Pyramid

8                      1                        1                             1
4                      4                        2                             8
A                      B                        C                             D
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Spiral Practice: Grade 3: Quarter 3: Week 5: Day 2

MA.C.3.2.2

The grid shows the location of 4 Maya
temples on the Yucatan Peninsula.
Use the grid to answer question 5.

5. Which ordered pair best describes the
location of temple B?

A. (4,6)
B. (2,3)
C. (8,9)
D. (4,6)

MA.B.2.2.1

6. The pencil is 3 inches long. If the ear of corn is the same length as 3
pencils, how long is the ear of corn?

A. 4 inches long
B. 6 inches long
C. 9 inches long
D. 11 inches long
MA.A.3.2.3

7. Two Maya farmers picked ears of corn from their fields. The first farmer picked
202 ears of corn. The second farmer picked 552 ears of corn. What was the total
number of ears of corn the two farmers picked?

A. 305 ears of corn
B. 754 ears of corn
C. 205 ears of corn
D. 854 ears of corn
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Spiral Practice: Grade 3: Quarter 3: Week 5: Day 3

Name: ______________________________

Maya Market Place

The ancient Maya had a very interesting form of
money! They used cocoa beans for money. (In the
Maya culture, money did grow on trees, or at least on
bushes! Very rich people drank a drink like our hot
chocolate. They were "drinking money!") The Maya had marketplaces where they bought
and sold things like jewelry, pottery, feathers, beads and food.
MA.A.4.2.1

1. The chart below shows the number of cocoa beans that a jewelry maker charged
for the things he made. Which estimate is closest to the price of all of the jade
jewelry?

A. 90 cocoa beans                        Jade Jewelry              Price
Earrings                  35 cocoa beans
B. 100 cocoa beans
Nose Ring                 12 cocoa beans
C. 110 cocoa beans                       Lip Plug                  13 cocoa beans
D. 120 cocoa beans                       Bracelet                  48 cocoa beans
MA.A.3.2.3

2. A Maya man had 100 cocoa beans to spend at the market. He bought earrings
from the jewelry maker. How many cocoa beans did he have after he
bought the earrings?

A. 135 cocoa beans
B. 35 cocoa beans
C. 65 cocoa beans
D. 165 cocoa beans

3. A Maya woman bought a nose ring, a lip plug, and a bracelet. How many cocoa
beans did she give the jewelry maker?
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Spiral Practice: Grade 3: Quarter 3: Week 5: Day 3

MA.E.1.2.1

The pictograph shows the number of clay pots a Maya pottery maker sold each
day in the market place. Use the graph to answer questions 1 – 2.

4. How many statues did the        Day 1
pottery maker make on
Day 4?
Day 2

Day 3
5. What was the total number of
statues he made on Day 1
and Day 3?                      Day 4

Key:
=4
Each

MA.C.2.2.2

6. Which of the following shows the clay pot after a 180 degree turn to the
right?

A.                    B.                     C.                           D.

7. Which figure below is congruent to this pentagon?                                 MA.C.2.2.1

A.                    B.                     C.                            D.

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