RECOGNIZING ZERO AND ONE

LESSON READ-THROUGH
by Dr. Carol JVF Burns (website creator)
Follow along with the highlighted text while you listen!
 

Be on the lookout for the following special names for zero and one!

SPECIAL PROPERTIES OF $\,0\,$ and $\,1$
EXAMPLES:

Decide if the given number is $\,0\,$, $\,1\,$, or a different number:

$\displaystyle\frac13 + (-\frac 13)$ Answer: $\,0\,$
$\displaystyle 0\cdot\frac 13$ Answer: $\,0\,$
$\displaystyle -2\cdot \frac{-1}2$ Answer: $\,1\,$
$\displaystyle\frac{1/7}{1/7}$ Answer: $\,1\,$
$\displaystyle 3\bigl(-\frac13\bigr)$ Answer: not $\,0\,$, and not $\,1$
Master the ideas from this section
by practicing the exercise at the bottom of this page.


When you're done practicing, move on to:
Writing Fractions in Simplest Form

 
 
Consider the number:
This number is:


    
(an even number, please)