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Study Guides > Mathematics for the Liberal Arts

Module 5 Overview

What You'll Learn To Do: Understand numbers in other bases and recognize when use of other bases is applicable to real-life situations.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe historical examples of simple grouping, multiplicative grouping, and positional numeration systems in the development of modern mathematics.
  • Write and interpret numbers in other bases.
  • Convert directly between binary, octal, decimal, and hexadecimal bases.
  • Recognize when use of other bases is applicable to real-life situations, solve real-life problems, and communicate real-life problems and solutions to others.

Learning Activities

Finger hovering over digital icons on a screenThe learning activities for this module include:

Reading Assignments and Videos

  • Read: Numeration
  • Watch: Supplemental Videos
  • Read: Binary, Octal, and Hexadecimal

Homework Assignments

  • Submit: Numeration Homework #1 (16 points)
  • Submit: Numeration Homework #2 (16 points)
  • Discuss: Numeration Application (20 points)

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  • Mathematics for the Liberal Arts I. Provided by: Extended Learning Institute of Northern Virginia Community College Located at: https://online.nvcc.edu/. License: CC BY: Attribution.

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