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Friday, June 12, 2009

Clarity of a concept...number and a numeral

Clarity of a concept is essential for creating interest in the subject. Children are often confused with ideas in Mathematics.

For instance take this example of...

What is the difference between a number and a numeral?
When we say there are six flowers in a bouquet, we are mentioning number of flowers.Numeral refers to the markings we use to indicate that idea of number.

That is in above case it is Six, VI or 6.

A number is an abstract concept while a numeral is a symbol used to express that number. How do your express the concept of fiveness…
· Five
· 5
· V
A number is an idea that is used to refer to amounts of things.
A number symbol is called a numeral.
This is what Dr. Math Answered…
Read 10 Rules for writing numbers and numerals.

So, it is desirable to make concepts clear with proper examples and instances.

1 comment:

Character Education said...

Thanks for Sharing and clearing the concept.


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