Types of Numbers


there are many different types of numbers and mathematical operations that can be carried out on them.

calculators can often assist with these calculations.


Key Skills

  • familiarity with the number sets and number lines
  • list the multiples of a number
  • list the factors of a number
  • write a number as a product of its prime factors
  • test whether a number is prime
  • find the reciprocalsquarecube and square and cube root of a number
  • use a calculator for a range of number calculations


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