It is widely recognised that the Duodecimal number system is superior to the decimal system. However, it is plainly obvious that trying to introduce such a system would be difficult, especially in a classroom.
However, could some advantages of such a system be gained by using 12 (and its multiples and divisors) more in the classroom, while still using the decimal system for writing down numbers.
Examples I could think of are:
- I High school: Graph paper with major lines at every 12th minor line, rather than the usual 10th line
- In Primary school: "Coins" of denominations 1,2,3,4,6,12
What are the pros and cons of such an initiative?