Types of Numbers



know the meanings of and know how to use:

  • prime numbers
  • exponents
  • factors
  • prime factors
  • composite numbers
  • multiples
  • reciprocals
  • squares
  • square roots


Key Skills



how to:

  • decide whether a number is a prime number
  • write numbers in exponent form
  • find the factors of a number
  • break a number into its prime factors
  • state the multiples of a number
  • find the reciprocal of a number and a fraction
  • know the first ten square numbers and their square roots



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