Adventures in Numbers, Measurement, and Math

Why Dozens?

Numbers are everywhere. They surround us all the time and inform everything we do. The way we buy and sell; the way we tell time; the way we describe ourselves and the things around us; all of these things are innately dependent upon numbers and the way we talk about them.

We talk about them, usually, in tens. But is this the only way; and if not, is this the best way? This page explores the other options for counting, and why the dozen is the best way to talk about the numbers which so thoroughly inform our lives.