Unit 5: Numbers Everywhere

5 Introduction

Now that you’ve got the basics down, let’s look at some important characteristics and uses of numbers. People can use numbers to solve a wide variety of important problems such as in trading, building, and navigating, just to name a few. However, we will be concentrating on more everyday problems in this unit. It’s important that you have a working knowledge of various units of measurement, negative numbers, and reading and writing mathematics correctly so that you can successfully tackle real-world problems.