Candles on Cakes
Make Numbers with Candles on the Cakes!
This is level 1: showing the place value of numbers expressed in words. You will be awarded a trophy if you get at least 4 answers correct and you do this activity online.
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Level 1 - Showing the place value of numbers expressed in words
Level 2 - Odd, even and multiples
Level 3 - Puzzles
Place Value - The main topic page including lesson Starters, visual aids, investigations and self-marking exercises.
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An integer is a whole number.
An odd number is any integer that cannot be exactly divided by 2.
Examples: 1, 23, 445
An even number is any integer that can be exactly divided by 2.
Examples: 2, 44, 80
A multiple of a number is the product of that number and any integer.
Examples: 3 (3x1), 6 (3x2), 9 (3x3) are multiples of 3.
A square number is the product of an integer with itself.
Examples: 1 (1x1), 4 (2x2), 9 (3x3)
A cube number is the product of an integer with itself twice.
Examples: 1 (1x1x1), 8 (2x2x2), 27 (3x3x3)
A prime number is a natural number greater than 1 that has no positive factors other than 1 and itself.
Examples: 2, 3, 5
A palindromic number is a number that remains the same when its digits are reversed.
Examples: 121, 1221, 12321
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