The digits in the dozenal numeral system

Teaching Kids About Alternative Number Bases

We learn to count to 10 on our fingers as kids. The 10 based system becomes so ingrained in our way of thinking about numbers that it becomes synonymous with numbers. This 10 based system, is called the decimal number system or Arabic number system. We become so accustomed to decimal numbers that we think that numbers and decimal numbers are one and the same thing.