Had my Mathematics teacher taught me like this, I would have developed affinity towards the subject. đź™‚

**An Open Letter to Students Wondering, â€śWhy Do We Use Radians Instead of Degrees?â€ť**

Let me start with a question of my own. Did you know that you speak Babylonian?

You may not think that you do â€“ you canâ€™t ask for directions to a Babylonian bathroom, or order lunch off of a Babylonian menu, or ask a good-looking Babylonian out for coffee. But youâ€™ve inherited Babylonâ€™s legacy nevertheless.

Youâ€™ve probably noticed that our systems of counting and measuring are largely base 10. There are 10 years in a decade, 10 decades in a century, and 10 centuries in a millennium. But take a look at shorter time lengths: We donâ€™t carve up the day into 10 hours, each 100 minutes long, even though this would make perfect sense. Instead, we divide our time up by multiples of 60 â€“ 60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes inâ€¦

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