Whole Numbers – Definition with Examples

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What are Whole Numbers?

In mathematics, whole numbers are the basic counting numbers 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, …, and so on.

Whole Numbers 0, 1, 2,3, 4

17, 99, 267, 8107, and 999999999 are examples of whole numbers.

Whole numbers include natural numbers that begin from 1 onwards.

whole number includes natural numbers

Whole numbers include positive integers along with 0.

Fun Facts
1. There is no ‘largest’ whole number. Except 0, every whole number has an immediate predecessor or a number that comes before.
2. A decimal number or a fraction lies between two whole numbers, but is not whole numbers.  

Let’s sing!

Zero, one, two, three and four.
Whole numbers are many more.
Go on! Count on my friend!
Whole numbers just don’t end!

Let’s do it!

Ask children to observe and identify various forms of numbers around them, such as the position at which they are standing in a queue, the aisle in the supermarket store, the bill amount and the car number plate. Further ask them to identify which of them is whole number.  

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