A number is a count or measurement.

They are really an idea in our minds. We write or talk about numbers using numerals such as "5" or "five". We could also hold up 5 fingers, or tap the table 5 times. These are all different ways of referring to the same number.

There are also different

• whole numbers {1,2,3,...}

• decimals (like 1.48 or 50.5)

• fractions (like 1/2 or 3/8)

• and more.

They are really an idea in our minds. We write or talk about numbers using numerals such as "5" or "five". We could also hold up 5 fingers, or tap the table 5 times. These are all different ways of referring to the same number.

There are also different

*types of numbers*, such as• whole numbers {1,2,3,...}

• decimals (like 1.48 or 50.5)

• fractions (like 1/2 or 3/8)

• and more.

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