# Counting by Twelves

Monday 22 July 2013

There are some very thought-provoking questions that can arise while discussing mathematical ideas with students. Some intriguing questions that have emerged at different times (some repeatedly) in my classroom include:

Why are there 360 degrees in a full circle?

Why are there 60 minutes in an hour (or 60 seconds in a minute)?

Why is our number system based on the number 10 and not some other number?

All very interesting ... but how do you deal with them during class?

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