What are Rational Numbers?
- In mathematics, a rational number is any number that can be expressed as a fraction, or the quotient or fraction p/q of two integers, with the denominator q not equal to zero. Basically, numbers that CAN be written as a fraction, or terminating decimals, or predictable fractions like 1/3
- Rational numbers can be categorized into other subgroups within the Real Number System
- Natural Numbers: These are the positive whole numbers on the number line starting with 1.
- Whole Numbers: These are the positive whole numbers on the number line, including zero.
- Integers: These are the positive and negative whole numbers on the number line.
What are Irrational Numbers?
- Numbers that CANNOT be Written as a fraction.
Below are some Graphics I’ve created to help the students categorize real numbers.