Learn number bases

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Learn number bases

Post by [-hh] » Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:39 pm

Try this new display of encoded decimals of the time items (hours, minutes, seconds) with kids around 10 years old and older:
http://forums.livecode.com/viewtopic.ph ... 08#p172308

You will be surprised: They have, after 10 minutes of exercise no problem with reading and writing to base 15 or 16. (I tried with 5 kids of age 10-14).

Base 15 is a method to display and write the quarters of an hour (and of a minute):
You display as minutes the number of full quarters of an hour in digit 1 and the number of minutes in the next incomplete quarter in digit 2.
(The image below shows three full quarters of the current hour and 11 minutes in the last quarter.
The base (15) is displayed at most right.
The time displayed: 1x15+7=22 hours,
3x15+11=56 minutes and 0x15+4=4 seconds.
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