Published on Dec 10, 201
AFRICAN MATH™ Sage explains CHAOS QUANTITIES™ GROUPS and SYMBOLS.
COMMENTS • 6
Cya Prime2 years ago
I appreciate the lesson brother, but cant you speak a little louder?
Blue Sonic Streak5 months ago
This is radix 2. It’s hardly unknown to the West; your computer runs on a radix 2 positional numeral system, known more commonly as “binary.”
The system you were taught in school is radix 10. Under that system, four and two certainly have a relation to each other, but they are both in the “ones” column, and there are 10 possible values in that column.
On your board, going right to left on the bottom row, you essentially have a “ones” column like in radix 10, except that there is no other value that can go in that space but one because each column doubles rather than being multiplied by 10. So you have the ones column, twos column, fours column, etc., continuing to double.
In binary, six is also written “110” – one in the fours, one in the twos, nothing in the ones. 4 + 2 = 6. Again, this is how your computer works because computers only really understand “on” (1) and “off” (0), so radix 2 is the best system to program them with.
Is radix 10 more unintuitive to children than radix 2, even with manipulatives? I don’t know, but it does allow for handling quite large numbers with ease. Also, children will have to learn radix 10 at some point, as the whole world runs on it. Radix 2 is easy to learn though (my dad is a computer programmer, he taught it to me as a kid as well), so maybe there is something to using it to teach early math.
Asiyah Hanaan2 years ago
Ahhhh! Yes 🙂 I see… ok so I must really get the places and values set in my mind;I’m beginning to understand. The Chaos Theory of counting by ONEs, makes so much sense. So, as I increase and/or decrease the symbols, the quantity /values change. I was wondering where the other values came in. This is exceptional. Thank you.