Learning Exercise

Machu Picchu and the Nazca Lines.

The Inca developed a surprizing knowledge of geometry as evidenced in the construction of Machu Picchu and the creation of the Nazca Lines. This site offers the opportunity to review how these designs were developed.
Course: Latin American History

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Instructions: Scroll down. Click EITHER Machu Picchu or Nazca Lines. Select one to read all related sections on. Many of the sections will be pictures or images. Write a 5-7 page paper describing how mathematics is evidenced in EITHER the creation of the city of Machu Picchu OR the famous Nazca Lines.
Additional Information: None.


Americas. Peru. PreColumbian. Inca.

Learning Objectives

To acquaint sudents with the mathematics developed by the Incas, which was used in the construction of their cities.


5-7 page paper.