The natural number is a set of numbers that are symbolized by N and are always used for counting. These numbers are also known as counting numbers because these numbers are related to mathematical calculations. These numbers have no negative numbers at all. Natural numbers are also often written on the number line.
Natural numbers are integers so natural numbers do not have decimal and fractional forms. It should also be noted that zero is not included in these natural numbers. So, natural numbers start from 1 to infinity.
The property of natural numbers has four types: commutative property, closure property, distributive property, and associative property. Actually, those four properties make the natural numbers used in mathematics. So, let's discuss the four types of birth numbers here.
The commutative of natural numbers is the result of the multiplication of two natural numbers that will remain the same even if all the sequences of the natural numbers are exchanged. An example is as follows.
Meanwhile, this commutative property cannot be used in the division and subtraction of natural numbers.
The next property is the closure property which shows that the multiplication and addition of several natural numbers will also produce natural numbers. Examples are 1 + 6 = 7 and 3 x 5 = 15.
Just like the commutative property above, the closure property also does not apply to subtraction and division operations. So, from the two properties above, all natural numbers only have commutative properties and closure properties for addition and multiplication only.
In this distributive property, three types of natural numbers will be distributed in other calculation operations. We provide an easy example below.
If natural numbers are symbolized by x, y, z and written in the form x (y + z), the calculation of natural numbers can be done by x(y + z) = xy + xz or x(y - z) = xy - xz.
So, it can be interpreted that x is distributed on y and z. In this distributive property, natural numbers can be used in multiplication operations for addition and subtraction only.
The last is the associative property which explains that the addition or multiplication of any three types of natural numbers will produce the same result even if the grouping of the numbers is changed. We provide examples in the arithmetic calculation operations below.
However, this property does not apply to subtracting and dividing natural numbers.
Integers are numbers that start from zero and natural numbers start from 1. So, the main difference is 0. If natural numbers are symbolized as N and whole numbers are symbolized as W, the two types of numbers have these set of numbers:
The properties of the two types of numbers are also different. Natural numbers have closure properties for multiplication and addition, but whole numbers have property closures for addition and multiplication operations.
Natural numbers are significant to learn because they are widely used in mathematical calculation operations. Therefore, you must teach children about these natural numbers. However, teaching children about natural numbers is not easy. Therefore, here we provide some easy ways to introduce and teach children about these natural numbers.
If you want it easier, you can use a natural numbers worksheet. Natural numbers worksheets are made for children of a certain age. So, children will be able to understand the concept of natural numbers and their calculations more easily. You can also ask the children to do other natural numbers activities.