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Know Your Number Prefixes

In this worksheet, students practise spelling words that begin with prefixes indicating numbers.

'Know Your Number Prefixes' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 6 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Reading: Word Reading

Curriculum subtopic:   Root Word Awareness

Popular topics:   Year 6 Reading Comprehension worksheets, Reading Comprehension worksheets

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Worksheet Overview

Many words have prefixes that indicate numbers.

for example:

quadruped = an animal with four legs

biplane = an aeroplane with two sets of wings


These prefixes often come from Latin or Greek and include the following:

mono = one

bi = two

tri = three

quart / quad = four

quin = five

sex / hex = six

sept / hept = seven

oct = eight

non = nine

dec = ten

cent = one hundred

mille = one thousand


Knowing the meaning of parts of a word can be helpful with spellings.

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