**Properties of Numbers **

Steinfelds, Leon King High School

536-8680

**Objectives:**
To contrast the "mean" behavior of 0, 1, 2 and regular numbers.
Numbers will be likened to students.
**Apparatus Needed:**
Memory
chalk board, chalk.
**Recommended Strategy:**
Numbers 0, 1 and 2 will be regarded as "dissident" students. 0 will
act as "murderer" in multiplication, but will not even touch numbers
when addition or subtraction is required. To divide by 0 creates
"mission impossible". 1 does not like division and multiplication. It
is invisible as a coefficient or exponent (like Dracula). 2 hides only
once in radical (square root). Zero is the only lonely number. The
others walk in pairs on a number line as twins. Some numbers, like
square root of 2, 5, 7..., cannot be written even in one hundred years,
but one knows their location on the number line.

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