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Session 1 Materials:

Number Session 1: What Is a Number System?

In this first session, you will use a finite number system and number lines to begin to gain a deeper understanding of the elements and operations that make up our infinite number system.

In This Session:

Part A:

A Simpler Number System

Part B:

Comparing Number Systems

Part C:

Building the Number Line



Learning Objectives

In this session, you will do the following:


Analyze a finite mathematical system


Compare and contrast this system with the real number system


Build a number line, from counting numbers to real numbers


Find relationships between specific number sets on the number line and operations performed on other numbers on the number line


Extend the number line to a coordinate system to represent complex numbers

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Throughout the session you will be prompted to view short video segments. In addition to these excerpts, you may choose to watch the full-length video of this session.


New in This Session:



algebraic numbers
closed set
complex numbers
counting numbers
dense set
even numbers
identity element
inverse element

irrational numbers
odd numbers
perfect square
pi (or )
pure imaginary numbers
rational numbers
real numbers
transcendental numbers
whole numbers

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