# Numbers/New Words

From Wikibooks

< Numbers

# B

**base**- an amount used for counting and making groups for writing numbers

# D

**decimal**- a small circle that separates the whole part and fraction part in a decimal number**decimal number**- a way to show a mixed fraction with the whole part to the left of a decimal and the fraction part to the right of the decimal**decimal place**- Similar to*place amounts*, every decimal place shows one tenth of the amount to the place to the left.**denominator**- The bottom number in a fraction, it shows if the pieces of a whole number are big or small.

# F

**fraction**- a number that shows only part of a whole amount

# M

**mixed fraction**- a fraction and a whole number together

# N

**negative number**- A number that is less than zero, it shows a lack of something.**number line**- A way of showing positive and negative numbers, it shows all the numbers as marks on a line.**numeral**- Signs such as*1*,*6*, or*4*, they are used to show numbers.**numerator**- The top number in a fraction, it shows the number of pieces of a whole number.

# P

**place amount**- the amount a numeral shows because of its position in a number**positive number**- a number that is greater than zero

# W

**whole number**- A normal number like a person uses for counting, it can show an amount of single things. Negative numbers can be whole numbers too.