# Math Definitions - Letter N

### Chapters

### Natural Number

# Definition of Natural Number

The **natural numbers** are usually considered to be the whole numbers, starting at \(1\) and moving upwards like this: \(1,2,3,4,\dots\)

However, computer scientists (and some mathematicians) like to think of the natural numbers as starting with \(0\). So they think the natural numbers are: \(0,1,2,3,4,\dots\)

Choose whichever one you like! It really doesn't matter where the natural numbers start, but it is important to remember that negative numbers and fractions are **not** natural numbers.

### Description

The aim of this dictionary is to provide definitions to common mathematical terms. Students learn a new math skill every week at school, sometimes just before they start a new skill, if they want to look at what a specific term means, this is where this dictionary will become handy and a go-to guide for a student.

### Audience

Year 1 to Year 12 students

### Learning Objectives

Learn common math terms starting with letter N

Author: Subject Coach

Added on: 6th Feb 2018

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