### #Model Blocks for the Base 6 Number System
The base-6 blocks are designed upon a request. Indeed, it is important for students and their teachers to be aware of the art of number representations. A number, say 37, could be represented using any base: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, ... , although we typically use only base 10, 2, 8, 16, or, occasionally, 5, for pedagogical purposes. Anyone learning computer programming would benefit from a good understanding of base 2, 8, and 16, at least.
### #Among the files are (Base = 6, unit = 10mm ^ 3):
Thousand (6^3) + A version that saves filament when printing.
Please note that in a number (numeral) system other than base-ten, the words, ten, hundred, thousand, are now confusing, although some people do use them. A specific reference such as 6^2 is much clearer.
Multiples of Unit, Ten, Hundred can be used for batch printing.
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