Six - Definition with Examples

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What is number six? 
In mathematics, the number 6 represents a quantity or value of 6. 

The whole number between 5 and 7 is 6. The number name of 6 is six.

Number 6 Number Name Six Six 6 Fingers

Little Sam is showing 6 fingers. 

Here are 6 balloons, 6 hedgehogs, and 6 die. 

six things around us

  Fun Facts

  • 6 is a natural number.
  • 6 is an even number.
  • 6 is a composite number.
  • 6 is the only number that is both the sum and the product of the first three consecutive whole numbers : 1, 2 and 3.

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Mr. Hicks does magic tricks,
Mr. Hicks does six wand flicks!
He turns six broken sticks,
Into six red burnt bricks!

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Children can be asked to observe or count things around them that are six in number. For instance, you can ask your child to pick out six of their favorite books or toys. 
Instead of handing out number worksheets to your child, you can take them out shopping and ask them to count or pick out six quantities of a particular grocery item. 

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