Definition. Numbers are simply a set of symbols that are meant to represent quantity.

Two apples, five spoons, ten books, one hundred rubles, seven tulips. Every day we turn to numbers sometimes without even noticing it.

In the early days, when people were taught to read and calculate, the number of objects was represented by sticks:

• One item was represented as |
• Two objects as | |
• Three objects as | | |
• Four objects as | | | |
• Five objects as | | | | |

As people became more literate, they realized that a large number of objects could not be represented by sticks, so they replaced the sticks with numbers.

Today in mathematics, digits are used to represent numbers - 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.

Numbers scare away most of schoolchildren and students because they are associated with mathematics and "scary formulas". In fact, there's nothing scary about it. Numbers are simply a set of symbols that are meant to represent numbers. Simply put, to denote the number of items.

That's all there is to it. This introduction in numbers is over. We will study it much better in the future, but for now, this lesson is over.

+1 #11 Emmanuel 2023-01-30 18:06
Wow...nice one . Thanks!
+7 #10 ShibuDaniel 2022-09-14 01:56
I am attempting to do this with the hope that I'm able to encourage and help my children for learning mathematics. I hope that I'm able to come back and make a positive comment/experience of having gone through this
+2 #9 Ori 2022-08-25 08:46
Never learned math in school. Letâ€™s see if I ending up, having even basic knowledge in math.

Wish me god speed from Israel.
+4 #8 Charles 2022-06-30 10:38
Thanks for this
0 #7 Laventrence Underwoo 2022-06-22 21:12
Hello. I'm reaching out. Because I'm wondering if you have any online classes? That teach one on one?
+4 #6 Monique 2022-03-23 15:02
Quoting Ken:
Iâ€™m getting my life together, and decided to go to college to pursue a business major in MIS. I am ashamed to admit that I was a horrible student in high school...

Thank you, Ken. I just did an assessment and did poorly and decided to search for anything that would help. Came across this website and your comment, I'm encouraged. Thank you.
+5 #5 Lucas 2021-12-22 17:14
I would put this quote as "Numbers are simply a set of symbols that are meant to represent quantity."

As used here, the word "numbers" and "number" wants to mean "digits/symbols" and "quantity of items"
+2 #4 Ashley 2021-12-03 15:05
Quoting Ken:
Iâ€™m getting my life together, and decided to go to college to pursue a business major in MIS...

After reading this, you are a serious motivation to me. Thank you so much.
+7 #3 Ken 2021-12-01 06:59
Iâ€™m getting my life together, and decided to go to college to pursue a business major in MIS. I am ashamed to admit that I was a horrible student in high school, and graduated my senior year in geometry but did not retain any information from that class or the ones before. I am starting from scratch and will not give up. Iâ€™ve looked up books to buy but this website seems like it will be a big part of my progress, so thank you for creating this!
+3 #2 Rosie 2021-07-16 09:36