Ten - Definition with Examples

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What is number ten? 
In mathematics, the number 10 represents a quantity or value of 10. 

The whole number between 9 and 11 is 10. The number name of 10 is ten.

Number 10 Number Name Ten Ten 10 Fingers

Little Sera is showing 10 fingers. 

Here are 10 balloons, 10 squirrels, and 10 bowling pins. 

Ten things around us

  Fun Facts

  • 10 is a natural number.
  • 10 is an even number.
  • 10 is a composite number.
  • 10 is the sum of the first four consecutive whole numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4 and of the first three prime numbers 2, 3 and 5.

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What did little Ben see in the pen?
Ten fat hens laid eggs in the pen.
A Crack, crack and rickety-crick,
Out came ten little yellow chicks!
Look at them run, count them quick!

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Children can be asked to observe or count things around them that are ten in number. 
You can show your child books, magazines, and encyclopedias to discuss various facts related to number ten such as the number of cents that make a dime, the number of bowling pins in a bowling alley or the number of legs a crab or lobster has. 

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