Entry 1 & 2 quiz
Lois Dalphinis, 2013
What are numbers used for?
The different ways we work with numbers are through:
Numbers are used to count how many things there are.
e.g. how many eggs?
Numbers are used to measure things on a numerical scale.
e.g. weight, volume and area.
Numbers are used to label things.
The number could be replaced by a name as it isn’t measuring anything.
e.g. a bus or telephone number.
Numbers are used to order things.
The number might be seen as a label, but the order matters.
e.g. door numbers along a street.