60 AND 10 AS FAMILIAR BASES

We are already familiar with representing time in base 60.

Play around with the clocks to see the different ways we represent seconds.

Use the up arrow on your keyboard to add 1 second, minute, or hour.
Use the down arrow to subtract 1 second, minute, or hour.
Use the right and left arrows to switch between the clocks.

Total: seconds

Notice how the clocks fill up from right to left and how each clock grows by a factor of 60.
We can also represent these same bases using exponents of base 60!

Each tick adds 602 seconds,
which is 3,600 seconds,
which is one hour.

Each tick adds 601 seconds,
which is 60 seconds,
which is one minute.

Each tick adds 600 seconds,
which is one second.

Total: seconds

We are used to counting in base 10.

Play around with the clocks to visualize our conventional counting system.

Use the up arrow on your keyboard to add by 1, 10, or 100.
Use the down arrow to subtract by 1, 10, or 100.
Use the right and left arrows to switch between the circles.

Total: