A piece by Daniel Mansfield in the Conversation: Why do we count to 10?

Date: 

Monday, 21st August 2017

 

Dr Daniel Mansfield's article, "Curious kids: Why do we count to 10?" has been published in The Conversation.

"Counting is perhaps one of the oldest scientific operations still in use today.

From a young age we learn to count the numbers 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. These are called the digits. But there is a problem with ten: we have to write it differently because we used up all our digits!

What do we do now?".....

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