Numbers are the words or symbols that we use to count quantity. We have one (1) nose and two (2) eyes on our face. We have four (4) fingers and one (1) thumb on each hand. There are seven (7) days in a week. There are twelve (12) months in a year. And there are one hundred (100) years in a century.
The symbols that we use for numbers today (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) are called Arabic numerals
. Another system that you sometimes see (i, ii, v, x, l, c etc) uses Roman numerals
In this lesson we will look at:
- Cardinal Numbers
These are "normal" numbers, eg: 1, 2, 3 etc
How we use the comma (,) to separate thousands, eg: 5,000,000
- Tens And Units Blues Song
Fun with numbers. Sing along if you like.
How we use a point (.) to express numbers smaller than 1, eg: 0.9, 0.5, 0.001
How we use fractions to express numbers smaller than 1, eg: ½, ¼, ¾
- Ordinal Numbers
How we write numbers that describe the "order" of things, eg: first, second, third
- Roman Numbers
How we express numbers the hard way, with letters as symbols, eg: I, II, III etc