Table 4.2. The representation of Guarani Mbyá numbers, according to the Guarani teachers
present at the Mathematics workshop, Cajamar, 1999. Illustration by Márcio Rodrigues,
Krukutu Guarani Village.
Next, Marcio Tupã presented information on measurements of length and width
that the Guarani use when building a house.
The Construction of a Guarani House.
This is how it works. The pajé goes to the chief and says: “I want a house of such
and such a length and width.” The steps work as our measurement system. If it is for
a family home, generally it is 5 steps of length and 4 steps of width, as is this design