# Number Types (2)

In this worksheet, students show their understanding of integers, counting numbers, rational numbers and irrational numbers.

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Number

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Concepts and Vocabulary for All Numbers

Difficulty level:

### QUESTION 1 of 10

Natural numbers are counting numbers or their equivalents:

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 .......

Whole numbers are counting numbers and zero:

0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ......

Integers are positive and negative whole numbers and zero:

..... -5, -4, -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 .......

Rational numbers are numbers which can be written as fractions in the form p/q, where p and q are integers and q is not zero:

-5, 2, ¼, ½, 0.75, 1000, 0 .....

When written as decimals, rational numbers either terminate or recur.

Irrational numbers are numbers which cannot be written as fractions:

√2, √5, π

When written as decimals, irrational numbers do not terminate or recur.  They go on for ever without repeating themselves.

Select all the number types which could describe the number:

-5

natural number

whole number

integer

rational number

irrational number

Select all the number types which could describe the number:

3.2

natural number

whole number

integer

rational number

irrational number

Select all the number types which could describe the number:

½

natural number

whole number

integer

rational number

irrational number

Select all the number types which could describe the number:

0

natural number

whole number

integer

rational number

irrational number

Select all the number types which could describe the number:

3

natural number

whole number

integer

rational number

irrational number

Select all the number types which could describe the number:

4

natural number

whole number

integer

rational number

irrational number

Select all the number types which could describe the number:

1/3

natural number

whole number

integer

rational number

irrational number

Select all the number types which could describe the number:

-20¼

natural number

whole number

integer

rational number

irrational number

Select all the number types which could describe the number:

π

natural number

whole number

integer

rational number

irrational number

Select all the number types which could describe the number:

-√25

natural number

whole number

integer

rational number

irrational number

• Question 1

Select all the number types which could describe the number:

-5

integer
rational number
• Question 2

Select all the number types which could describe the number:

3.2

rational number
• Question 3

Select all the number types which could describe the number:

½

rational number
• Question 4

Select all the number types which could describe the number:

0

whole number
integer
rational number
• Question 5

Select all the number types which could describe the number:

3

irrational number
• Question 6

Select all the number types which could describe the number:

4

natural number
whole number
integer
rational number
EDDIE SAYS
√ symbol is the positive square root.
• Question 7

Select all the number types which could describe the number:

1/3

rational number
• Question 8

Select all the number types which could describe the number:

-20¼

rational number
• Question 9

Select all the number types which could describe the number:

π

irrational number
• Question 10

Select all the number types which could describe the number:

-√25

integer
rational number
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