Whole numbers include the natural numbers and 0: 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,......
Natural number, also called counting numbers, are 1, 2, 3, 4...
Just so you know, there are other types of numbers.
These are integers, rational numbers,irrational numbers real numbers,and complex numbers.
We will not cover these here, we will only focus on whole numbers in this unit, but be aware that they exist.
If you are really curious, visit the following website:Wikipedia
Everybody counts,add or subtract on a daily basis from the time we started counting toys on the floor when we were 2 or 3 years old to when we count the cost of our groceries.
knowing about operations with numbers can be an invaluable tool as we go about our daily routine.
My goal is to help you discover the similarities among addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
Before knowing how to add, subtract, multiply and so forth, it is important to understand place value.
Therefore, start by studying place value.
Other good topics:
even and odd numbers
Learn the difference between even and odd numbers and see formal definitions for even and odd numbers
Lattice method for multiplication
Before you learn the standard multiplication algorithm, entertain yourself with this fun and old way of doing multiplication
Russian peasant multiplication
Learn to multiply with the Russian peasant algorithm
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